on a photo for its larger cousin, ta.
three wise men at the bar of the Ponsmere on the Sunday night. Chappie,
Dazza and Bertie are watching a pool game of no consequence
watch a boring game of pool when there is so much more interesting
stuff to do like.....er.....drink another Smirnoff Ice or other "fasttrack
to inebriation" concoction.
"Winners" of our little bartime competition all gather round
to drink their round or three AT ONCE, you understand. At least here
they are all still perpendicular to the horizontal.
this snapshot was grabbed it's only fair to divulge to you, dear
viewer, the legendary cry of Dazza which haunts most pubs in Surrey:
"Do I make you horny, baby, DO I?"
multitudes of dreaded Blotteries can render one (or in this case two)
quite asunder. It's only fair to point out howevr, that this little
piccie only marks the halfway stage on Saturday evening.
Bertie, Number 30....? Surely not. The very second after this grab was
made the ball, pinched not too lightly in Chappie's fingers sped it's
way to the corner of the room.
outs9ide the bar at 2.49 AM. People were still on the beach, the new
daylight was just appearing over the hill when Dazza's catchphrase was
to be heard by all present: "Do
I make you horny, Baby? Do I?" You don't really need us to answer
was spent in all type of pursuits as we didn't have a game scheduled.
Some of us when deep-sea fishing off Newquay but before that went
investigating some of the rock pools
on the beach. Duncan decided that one in particular needed closer
Club Tour Rules make it quite clear that no-one can pull a "Swamp
Donkey or a Bush Pig" without getting fined and having the pee
ripped out of you for the remainder of the tour, possibly your life
too. All areed that the handsome One
managed to confound the rules (and the Finesmaster) by getting away
with it in style.
must be said that Mike Hills really did feature in the tour video
however, as usual, Mattie had to have a crack on the camera. But only
after a copious amount of the imbibing juice had passed his lips which
goes some way to explaining why the lens rarely got above elbow
height. P.S. The piccie is of Monsewer
is a table tennis set up in the oldest (and hottest) part of the
hotel. The heat doesn't stop us getting carried away sometimes as in
this rally between the mighty Beefy and Trigger Barrett. Adie has
actually beaten the Large One, the later goes flying almost into the
lap of Duncan at third and a half slip. He'd have dropped Beefy
anyway. Actually, Beefy would have well and truly dropped Duncan.
this be the picture that best sums up the whole shebang we mere
mortals call the Tour? Do the eyes convey an indiscretion? Is that
smile a crafty smile? Is that whole glazed expression a composite of
all that happened?
No, Adie Barrett is caught on camera in the car on the way DOWN to
Cornwall, somewhere on the M3 just past Farnboough.
Now here's a funny story about a chap called Mattie who, having given
up smoking cigarettes decided to try his hand at rolling his own.
Quiet at the back there, you're making your own jokes up. Here he's
measured the correct amount of weed, sorry, tobacco. Move to step 2,
We've put the paper down on the table and carefully placed the
measured tobacco onto it in a fairly straight line. Having rolled the
paper up you moisten the edge of the paper. Moisten it, mind, as half
a pint of spit often fails to give cigarette paper the necessary
degree of tackiness to stick it down. Move to step 3, below-left. <
Once the paper edge is thus moist, the cigarette can now be rolled
around on itself and the edge stuck down to give on the traditionally
shaped own-rolled cigarette. As is so ably demonstrated here step 2
was not adhered to with the predictable consequences. Go, step 4.
Having measured the tobacco out, placed it on the paper, rolled it up
in uniform fashion and stuck it back on to itself the result should be
something that no self-respecting smoker should be without. With that
in mind, check out the huge wodge of fag that costs in the region of
is a little sod at times. He shared the same room as Bertie but of
course as with any hotel room there is only one key to be shared. Not
wanting it to be lost, Dazza carefully put it back behind reception
despite (or is it because) Bertie was still inside at the time?
night found us gathered in the Waterfront restraunt. On the left is
Jay Stephens, on the right is Beefy. Although the waitress walked off
while the latter was placing his order for profiteroles some deep
saw him through till her eventual and safe return to re-take his
on Cornwall's north coast makes a great spot for holidaying for those
who wish to see the area. The rugged North coast is constantly under
attack from the Atlantic which, by turn, offered the small fishing
villages often found in the sheltered coves their main source of
income. The Ponsmere is on the rocky outcrop in the centre.
from the top of the steps that lead down to the beach the modern front
on the hotel masks a much smaller, older building which was enlarged
many times during the course of the 20th century. The whole family is
catered for with all types of entertainment laid on, plus two swimming
pools, etc. Why do we go back there? Eh?
of the long, long beach that wends its ay up the coast toward Newquay.
The larger building on the right is the Watering Hole, known to us as
the "Beach Bar" and often sports a late-night license,
being home to live bands. Real Ale has also been found there.
get a better view of Perran Bay from Droskyn Point, which is found
south along the coastal path toward St. Agnes. Based in Cornwall,
Winston Graham's famous "Poldark" novels were set around the
Perranporth area, although he made many custom alterations in