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I ventured out of Cornwall last weekend.

Waiting for the train at St Erth Station.

Crossing the Tamar!

A change of train at Newton Abbot and a short trip on the branch line to Paignton, followed by a bus ride to bright and sunny Brixham.

To celebrate Timake and her cousin Teka's 50th birthdays!

Views from the garden of the Golden Lion. The weather was perfect and the evening seemed to stay light forever.

Timake and Teka are from Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert & Ellis Islands) and marked the occasion in traditional style with family and friends.

There was dancing, laughter and later, masses of food, including a pig roast organised by Timake's husband Mark (Devon boy). Later - it did get dark eventually - there was Karaoke inside, great music, more dancing and hilarity. What a lovely break. It was great to spend time with old friends not seen nearly often enough!


  1. Sigh...... sigh.... wish I had been there . . . (oh! and did I mention "sigh") . JUST HOW LUCKY WERE YOU???????? X :o) X

  2. Cathy I know! Years can pass before meeting again, but when old friends get together time just melts away, whatever 'friendship' is the connnection remains. You're right - I was lucky!!

  3. Oh my Goodness, you have to love Devon. I have loved every picture. Years dont matter.

  4. Thanks PG - yes Devon is lovely. Great to see so many tall trees too.

  5. Thanks for calling by my blog.
    I used to spend childhood holidays in Brixham. we stayed above the town in Church Street near the Church which rang out hymns, I wonder if it still does?
    I loved the sound of the seagulls too. I lived in London so it was always a treat to visit Devon.
    I will be back here.

  6. Sorry, forgot to say that your paintings are amazing.

  7. Thanks Cait, for visiting and comments. Best wishes. Lesley

  8. Oh wow, What a great occasion! I'd have loved to be there!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog. When they came in, coincidentally I was texting a pal who's in St Ives, on her hols! Coincidence! :-) Off now to explore your other posts.

  9. Thanks for visiting Sue - hope your friend is having a great time. BFN.


  10. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing them. I especially love the very beautiful and inspiring "people-mix", it speaks of "we are one":)
    greetings from Paris (rather cold weather here at the moment)

  11. Your moody photographs are wonderful, I especially like the one with the empty bench, and your work is wonderful too.


  12. Hi Andrea, thanks for commenting and your greetings from Paris - it's not cold here but we've had rain this afternoon.

    Thanks also to Julie (must have been half asleep when I commented on your blog this morning, so many missed letters) - I'll keep visiting you both. BFN. Lesley

  13. Thank you for popping into my blog - good to find you and see your lovely painting. Connie.


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