Monday, 28 June 2010

I'm home AND fighting fit!

Well then -'Hola' I'm home, fresh and fighting fit!!! I had a great few days away, didn't speak to anyone for 2 whole days unless I wanted something.... even had my hair cut with a few great mime features! A bit of sun on your body (lot of sun) and time to reflect does wonders for the soul, and boy did I do a lot of reflecting!!

Thought I'd start the blog with a picture taken this morning of our two 'babies' Rosie (black one) and Archie (blonde) it was very very hot here even first thing and with so much thick coat - Archie in particular is not enjoying the weather. Everyone else is though and we started off our BBQ sessions at the Victoria Inn, on Saturday and we were very gratified to have so many visitors to the garden, many on their way home from the beach!
So here we are ready for the 'season' good and proper, starting off with Merlin Rocket week this week - small boats sailing contests from around UK. More staff starting to come on board over the next couple of weeks - but I have to say for a Monday we have had a spectacularly good day. People are definitely making the most of this great weather and the estuary across from our pub is full of boats of all sizes.

I had another fitness training session with 'Reg' this morning, and bloody hot it was as well...... he keeps us in the shade as much as possible but blimey, it makes me sweat.... or is it HE makes ME sweat?? Part of my reflection on holiday was about trying to get my head in the right place to lose weight and get so much fitter - I did a bit of stomping up and down the prom in Spain, and then a bit of walking on the beach front like the locals - now THEY turn walking into a fashion show and an art form! Love to sit and people watch that................! Anyway 'Reg' gave me a little headmasterly chat last week about my eating (& drinking) habits and that combined with my 'reflecting' has (I think) helped me turn a little corner..... which is why when I'm not quaffing bottles of water right now, you can find me chewing on Almonds, Apricots and Raisins and all things healthy - well almost!

The World Cup - apart from God what a disaster - I'm not going to say much, apart from - WONDER IF I CAN GET A REFUND ON THE BIG SCREEN TV WE BOUGHT ESPECIALLY FOR IT!!!!! (for the White Hart Hotel, Modbury) Engerland - what a flipping disgrace you were! Bobby Moore must be spinning up in Heaven. But here are a few of our happy customers (this was the game before Germany) old and young enjoying the match.

Plus I must tell you we had our first trip advisor review for the Victoria Inn 'Hobbit House' en suite bedrooms and they LOVED IT!! We've also had great reviews in the guest books as well.......... so all that hard work is paying off.
Lastly, here is a rather nice photo of SOH I took when we were out for a quiet hour last night - he'll be over in Spain for a few days himself in a couple of weeks - time for him to have a break now, and then we'll both get a break together in October - hopefully! In the meantime, my list of to do tomorrow gets ever longer and the days seem to get shorter..........


ookevin said...

Tried to get an "All Day Breakfast" at Capt.Morgans this afternoon and found it closed (3.05pm). Seems it's not really "All Day" then? Worth looking into?

Liz said...

Well as it closes at 3 (which is what it's always done) I guess it's not strictly an all day breakfast - maybe I should make it three parts of aday breakfast...????

Enjoy the summer

Liz :)