Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A bad day

I've decided that today is a bad day, your probably wondering why I am classing a whole day as bad when it's only just entered the afternoon, firstly my day started with knocking over my morning brew! Spilling tea all over the kitchen top down the front of the dishwasher and down myself, this is followed by my breakfast of a crumpet being dropped into my second cup of tea! I decide to give up forget the tea and breakfast and head to work in sideways rain and Gail force winds! I'm currently writing this in a hospital waiting room that is full of kids watching some very very annoying singing animals on the tv... Well all watching minus the one screaming in the corner. Oh and I forgot to mention my arrival to hospital..... I decided to park in Truros new park and ride scheme, parking some way from the busses I then walked in the pouring rain to the terminals to find out I don't have cash on me and brilliantly the building doesn't take card payments! So I walk back to my car, now completely soaked and drive to the hospital. I'm sitting here with very soggy feet hoping that my pre op assessment goes better!

Today i'm calling a bad day, let's hope it gets better. X

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Local band The Claze play at the Merrymoor Inn, Mawgan Porth

Local band The Claze, Formally know as the Cuffs last night played at the MerryMoor Inn, in Mawgan Porth Cornwall, With great covers from The Kings of Lean, to Johnny Cash including some of there own written cornish inspired music. It was a great night where The Claze had the whole pub singing along and waving there arms.

Keep up the good work guys, And if you want to see the claze playing live soon, visit them on facebook here

Local band the Claze play the Merrymoor inn. Mawgan Porth

The Claze play the Merrymoor inn. Mawgan Porth

Live music at the Merrymoor inn. Mawgan Porth

The Merrymoor inn. Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Live gigs Cornwall

Live music in Cornwall. Mawgan Porth

More pictures from Friday nights gig can be seen on my Photobrook photography Facebook page, And don't forget to like the page and follow this blog to keep up to date with my latest pictures.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Local surf shots now viewable on Magic Seaweed

Photobrook Photography images are now available to view and purchase through Magic Seaweed, Check out one of my favorite shots of Watergate Bay earlier this year, when lots of learner surfers where braving the rather large conditions! Rather them than me!!!

As I am always out photographing local breaks, as well as local surf competitions all my surf related images will now be available on magic seaweed, keep an eye out for more surfing images uploaded to Magic Seaweed soon.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Backbeat Sounsystem at the Wateringhole Perranporth

Last night I ventured across to Perranporth for the wonderful reggae band Backbeat soundsytem, who were playing at the Wateringhole, who were truly amazing and had me dancing all night to some wonderful ska reggae beats. There's a real wonderful sense of going to a gig in a bar and the only way of getting there is to walk across the beach over a stream across more sand until reaching the bar tables lodged into the sand at the entrance of the bar.

For a wintery November night the place was heaving as crowds flocked to see such an amazing band, Unfortunately i have no photos of last nights gig as i was too busy dancing to wonderful music, which even after the band finished playing the wateringhole proceeded to play music by Gentlemans dub club another favorite band, so really a perfect night of local music.

Loving the Cornish music scene and can't wait for my next night out..... which maybe tonight at the Brook House in Newquay as Sandfire Siren are playing.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Truro city of lights

Ques in Truro waiting for the Christmas light switch on
Tonight saw the Christmas lights in Truro get switched on by a wonderful parade of handmade lanterns, The rain held off long enough and the crowds flocked into Truro to see how hard the local schools and colleges had worked to create a wonderful procession. 

The crowds waiting patiently crowding the streets of Truro waiting for the parade.
Truro city of lights Cornwall

Picture of the Truro city of lights Cornwall

photos of the Truro city of lights Cornwall
 An amazing squid teases the crowds with moving tentacles 
Images of the Truro city of lights Cornwall

Truro city of lights festival Cornwall

Light sculptures at Truro city of lights festival Cornwall

Truro city of lights festival parade Cornwall

Lantern procession at Truro city of lights festival Cornwall

Cornwall christmas lights Truro

Christmas in Cornwall, Truro city of lights
 Another truly amazing  lantern including his very own bowing head
Cornwall Samba Band. Truro

Christmas Lights Cornwall. Truro

Falmouth uni lantern at Truro city of lights festival

Cornwall lantern procession Truro

School children support city of lights Truro Cornwall
A wonderful evening and now really feeling in the Christmas spirit with thanks to Truro city of lights.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Fireworks at Porth Beach Newquay

Saturday the 5th November saw hundreds of people turn up at Porth beach in Newquay for the annual fireworks display. One of my favorite nights of the year, The beach quickly fills up with adults and children all wrapped up warm waiting patiently for the fireworks to start. With music beer and bbq supplied by the Mermaid Inn everyone is entertained until the display starts.

Porth beach firework display

Porth Beach fireworks Cornwall

Firework displays on the beach Cornwall

Firework display Newquay Cornwall


Fireworks Cornwall

Fireworks Porth beach Newquay

Fireworks in Cornwall. Porth Beach

Newquay Fireworks. Porth beach Cornwall

Firework display

Firework photos

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Happy Halloween - Pumpkin and guinea pigs!!

That'll teach me for leaving a pumpkin out on the floor with a guinea pig around!! Tiddles, just very cleverly walked up to our pumpkin removed the lid with his teeth and began tucking in!!! 
Halloween Guinea pig

Halloween Guinea pig eating pumpkin

I'm not too sure guinea pigs are supposed to enjoy Halloween as much as mine is right now so the pumpkin has been removed and he is back to eating greens!!