Where does time go, autumn is almost on us and with it comes some of the time honoured traditions that have been celebrated over the years here in the village.😉
Cornwall still has a very large farming community and at this time of the year after all the crops have been harvested and brought in for the winter, we celebrate with Harvest Festival.👨🌾🚜🍻
This annual event is held in the church hall where farmers and friends bring in their produce to display, while others will lead in cows, sheep, horses, pigs, chickens, you name it they come into the hall provided they are well behaved and drink responsibly.
Come on what’s strange about animals walking into a church hall, Noah took some animals out on a boat trip.🚢🐄🐏🐐🐑🐓🐖🐮🐰🐂🐔
Leading up to these events the Vicar always asks Hoof and Horace to help out and this year they have been tasked with traveling out around the parish to the more isolated farms delivering posters to the farmers informing them of the date and time of this years event.⏰
I must tell you this, H & H find it very difficult to keep a straight face when talking to the vicar, as bless him he has a, how shall we put this, a very loose fitting toupee that wobbles around a bit as he speaks.😇
H & H love going into these old massive farm houses, sitting around the fire in the kitchen, with a large glass of something medicinal in hand, listening to tales from the farmer discussing how the harvest has gone during the year.🐎🐷 🏡🔥🍷🍷🍷
Horace asked one farmer what crops he grew to which the response was potatoes, interesting said H, the farmer said he needed to somehow speed up the process of getting them into the shops, H suggested that if he drove a large steam roller over the potatoes he would have instant mashed potato, cutting out the middle man.🚜😁
While the boys where out exchanging stories with many of the farmers, work still needed to be carried out at the church hall. The vicar felt the hall could do with a clean prior to the harvest festival. So he got Mrs Trebogus who has been the regular cleaner of the hall for the last 107 years (she is contracted until 2030) to give it a once over with a duster and vacuum cleaner.👵
So she switched on the old hover and was going over the large floor, when dear of her the old eyesight isn’t what it used to be and had not noticed that the vicars toupee had fallen off and she stood on it, slipped and went flying into the air.👵🙈
Now bless her she came down butt first and landed on the suction pipe of the hover ouch, which brought tears to her eyes as you can imagine.😭😢
H & H had just arrived back at the hall during this commotion and immediately contacted paramedics who could do nothing on scene so off to hospital Mrs Trebogus went.🚑
Horace being a very caring type of pig rang the hospital later that evening, got through to the main switchboard where he was put through to the ward, can we help, yes he said I would like to ask about the condition of Mrs Trebogus, the nurse said there is no need to worry, “she is picking up well and will make a full recovery”.👩⚕️🐷😁
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my photographs. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Have a great weekend🍻🍻🍻🍷🍷🍷🐎🐷😎😂😂😂
Tags: Cornwall Bedruthan Picking Up Well Hover Mrs Trebogus Toupee Ambush Vicar Noah Farmers Animals Harvest Festival Church Hall
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I recently had the pleasure of a planned meet up with fellow Flickerite Mark Waidson.
This location had been arranged over a drink (coffee) a couple of days earlier as we watched the heavens open which continued for the rest of that day.☕️☔️
On the evening we met up here, rain and moody lighting, plus strong winds were the order of the day. Undeterred, we both chose our preferred spots for compositions.😉
The rain was sweeping across the horizon as can be seen in this shot.
As you know Mark is well into his astro photography, he asked if I was staying long after the sun had gone down to which I replied, “I have to get back and read Hoof & Horace their bedtime story”.🌟🌟🌟🐎🐷📘📕
Mark did mention he did get wet during his astro shots☔️😁
H & H were unable to come on this particular evening as they had been watching one of the last episodes of Poldark.
As you know, Hoof stunt doubles for Captain Poldark’s horse Seamus, and Horace organises the drinking scenes in the old pubs.🏇🍻
I will leave you with this thought, we have just booked our Christmas pantomime tickets.
If Cinderella’s shoe fitted so perfectly, why did it fall off ?💃👠😜
Thank you so much for looking at my photos, your comments are so appreciated🐎🐷🍻🍻🍻🍷🍷🍷😎😂😂😂
Tags: Cornwall Wheal Coates St Agnes Horace Hoof Towanroath Engine House Landscape Seascape Huge Drinking Scenes 🍻 Captain Poldark
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Mrs Dorothy Trethewey President of the Village runner bean growing society was on her way to Duchy Timber to purchase some new bean poles when her Ducati Supersport motorcycle blew one of its cylinder head gaskets.💥
She knows Horace is into motorcycles so Dorothy faced timed him and asked if he could assist her.
Horace grabbed a few tools loaded up his Harley Davidson and was on his way before you could say Sharp’s Brewery.🔧🔩⚙️🍻
Well would you believe it just as Horace was going over the Carminnow Cross over bridge he spotted a well heeled lady pig with the bonnet of her Audi TT open on the hard shoulder of the A30 also broken down.🐖🚗
So Horace roared down over the embankment in order to assist.😁🐷
He introduced himself to the sow pig in distress, she told Horace her name, which was Petula Trotterby-Smith and that she owned a vine yard nearby, Horace reached into one of his pannier bags and sprayed himself with his Hugo Boss aftershave and suddenly looked a little bit coy.😚☺️
After exchanging phone numbers and a few pleasantries Horace got around to asking what was wrong with the car, Petula said the car pulled to the left after a loud pop.💨💨
Horace had a bit of a look around and found that the rear tyre was flat, he said this is an easy one Petula, I will jack the car up and turn the wheel around half a turn because the tyre is only flat at the bottom.👍😎
The question is, will there be any further developments wink wink nudge nudge between Petula and Horace🐷🐖💕
Thank you all for looking at my photos, your comments are always so appreciated,
Have a lovely weekend😁😎🍻🍻🍻🍷🍷🍷😂😂😂
Tags: Cornwall Bedruthan Thrift Romance ? Sharp’s Brewery Hugo Boss Petula Trotterby-Smith To The Rescue Broken Down
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This is one of those shots I have been after for a while, with a clear sky so the sun can softly illuminate the beautiful grounds of the St Enodoc Church, those of you with an Eagle eye will remember this was the location where Horace greeted the congregation just before Christmas www.flickr.com/photos/137633664@N05/32549391428/in/datepo...
We are so lucky that this idyllic location is just a short distance from home. The church dates back to at least the 12th century, however during the 16th century sand from the nearby dunes had become a real problem so much so that by the 18th century the church had become completely submerged in sand (no I am not making it up😁)
Evidently the vicar and parishioners had to hold a service annually to maintain the tithes, so each year they were lowered into the sanctuary through a hole in the roof.
In 1863 following much hard work the church was restored and is as we see it today, obviously the dunes had to be stabilised in order to stop it being buried again.
Just opposite the path on the right is where Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate is laid to rest.
The church is used on a regular basis plus it is a very popular venue for weddings. Access to the church is by footpath only, one of which crosses the 12th fairway of The St Enodoc Golf Club, which is rated 87th in the world (website Top100golfcourses) and the 11th in England.
Our two dear sons and I have exchanged a few bob at the 19th hole after some very competitive rounds in years gone by.
The sea is Daymer Bay, and the cliff dipping down into the water is Stepper Point, where the treacherous Doom Bar is, and yes that is where Sharp’s got the name for their well known beer.
If ever you get a chance to visit Cornwall, this location alone is well worth a visit. The church has a visitors book with entries written by people from all around the world and are always so poignant.
Thank you for looking, the comments you leave are always so appreciated.
Mrs P has just read this, and has gone off to get a medical thermometer and something to check my pulse with😱😜
Have a lovely weekend😎🐎🐷🍻🍷😂😂😂
Tags: Cornwall St Enodoc Church Daymer Bay Brae Hill Stepper Point Sir John Betjeman Poet Laureate St Enodoc Golf Club Doom Bar (The Location) Thermometer Pulse
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This was just a normal evening where Hoof and Horace were in our driveway carrying out some more work on their Jensen Interceptor, you know the one they bought off eBay.🚘
For anyone tuning in for the first time Hoof is a horse, surname Hearted who is multilingual, Top Gun Pilot, Astronaut, and general all round engineer.
Horace is a pig who is just a rascal and Hoofs right hand man.🐎🐷
Their plan is to convert said car in order to travel back in time as in the film “Back to the Future”, all fairly straightforward as you can imagine.
As the boys have such a busy lifestyle, to date they have only managed to cut the roof off the Jensen Interceptor which was carried out late one night after they came back from the pub, which involved Horace wielding a large angle grinder, he is quite artistic after a drink or two.🍷🍷🐷
Now you will all be aware when you cut the roof off your pride and joy it suddenly becomes like a jelly without handles to drive as it loses its rigidity.😜😱
So the boys had to weld in a roll bar, what could they use for this job, after a few minutes Horace came out of our garages with a piece of scaffold pole on his shoulder whistling away looking very pleased with himself.😁
Hoof fired up his oxyacetylene blow torch warmed the pole up, Horace grabbed the pole in his trotters and hey presto a couple of 90 degree bends later and the boys had a roll bar as you do.🔥🔥
As H & H were in their element and could not come to any harm, my dear sister in law sally_inderbyshire who had been staying with us, Mrs P and I headed off to Padstow for some refreshments, followed by a drive out to Trevose Lighthouse.🍻🍷
Mrs P said she would guard the car (code for read a good book) while Sally and I set off to photograph the lighthouse. 📘
Thank you all for taking the time to view, comment, on my photographs I so enjoy taking them, and feel privileged to do so.
Have a lovely weekend.😎🍻🍻🍻🍷🍷🍷🐎🐷😂😂😂
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