Saturday, 28 March 2015

CHRISTLETON CRICKET CLUB..newly decorated after the fire.

Last summer there was an awful fire at our lovely cricket club in Christleton. Thankfully, no one was hurt and it was mostly smoke damage that caused such a mess in the lounge and kitchen.

This is the table I used for the cricket teas.

Games continued thanks to the good weather and the teas were taken outside. Al fresco dining was fun for a while but the novelty soon wore off.  We never EVER have packets of crisps but I needed food that was ready wrapped that wouldn't dry up in the sun. We had  no water, no electricity, no way of mashing a pot of tea, so a combination of cartons and flasks had to do. Mrs Bear the Tea Lady wasn't going to be defeated!

LOOK AT IT NOW!!!!! :)

Bernie and the footballers have done the most magnificent job of resurrecting the club after hours of scrubbing, painting, carpeting, wheeling and dealing and everything elsing and 


It's light, it looks bigger, we have patio windows, spotlights in the lowered ceiling..

It really is quite a transformation :)

Last night was our pre-season cricket do. Husb and I always enjoy this event - it's great to see everyone again after the winter. Arthur looked fantastic after losing 3 stone. 

 The buffet was superb (Mrs Harvey never disappoints, to be fair) and Terry nearly won the Heads and Tails. Val won a bottle of whisky and Husb made a nice speech. It was all very lovely.

Good luck for the coming season, lads. 
It's not going to be easy. But I will try and feed you well :)

Sunday Walk #6 Mother's Day River Birket

This walk starts at a coastal car park and goes inland to the River Birket Cycleway. Although the route includes some urban areas, it is still an excellent circular walk along a river bank and then returning along the North Wirral Coast, part sea wall and part sand dunes.

So we set off ...

with our trusty guide (he looks more like a racehorse trainer than a walking guide)

and followed the "River" Birket.

There may have been plenty of wildfowl but there was hardly any water in the ditch and SO MUCH LITTER, a shopping trolley, a mattress, oh I'm not wasting time typing litter items, it just wasn't the most pleasant start to the walk.

THIS made out future SIL's face light up though, I thought he might hop across the ditch and buy some French Fancies.

The small building where Husb is heading is the Apollo club...

Look what was on the wall of it! About a year before they became very famous, THE BEATLES played here.

 They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars,

I was so excited I did a handstand.

And a few yards further up was a fish 'n'chip hut (the chips smelt delicious-we will bear this in mind next time we come to this area!) but we had a welcome mug of tea and Drake and I had a Mother's Day hug.

THIS was more like it, a walk on the beach! The walk looped back to the car, along the beach.

Very pleasant! The ginger scones were delicious too. Thanks Nem. :)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Red Nose Day 2015 Ali's wigathon.

I chopped the sleeves off an old tee shirt and padded out the nose with them. The wig was slightly too big and had a mind of its own, but who cared? We raised well over £100 just for being bright and cheerful and very red.




Look, I've got twins! (I really HAVE got twins)


By now, I had run out of wigs, so nipped up to the attic and borrowed Cub's.