Monday, June 29, 2009

At the Model Village

Malcolm and Percy get to see this amazing Model Village.....I've been there its great fun and just about the right size for little travellers.

This was their fave model. (Tintagel Post Office)

Malcom & Percy check out models of Cornish buildings.

2nd model

3rd model.

4th model.

5th model.

9th model.

Just to make Sean and Patrick very Jealous they also went to see this army base and had a great time playing with the tanks etc. I bet Sean and Patrick are green boys.

They really love Bracken and her family for taking them there.

Malcom asked if we could stop to show them the huge satellite dish at Goonhilly Earth Station. 'Might be useful for phoning home'; he thinks.

Malcom posing by another satellite dish at Goonhilly Earth Station

Here they pose by one of the signs showing the different aircrafts based there,with Saffron.

They couldn't believe how big the gun was on this tank.

They had to stop whilst in Helston to look at the old disused tanks.

Looking at another tank.

They loved this helicopter......'jealous now, Sean' Malcolm shouts.

A Stop Off At The Park

The boys stopped of for a little play in the park......

Malcom & Percy playing together in the park.

They have a game of hide & seek.

At Lands End, Cornwell

The boys are having a lovely time in Cornwell here are more of the lovely sights that they have seen.

Saffron posing with the boys at the Lands End sign.

Malcom & Percy stop for a drink in the first & last house in England.

They pose for a photo at the first & last post box in England.

As you can see from the sign on the post box they couldn't post their cards here.

James shows them Cornwall's air ambulance.

The boys check out a life boat.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Malcolm and Percy do Cornwall

Malcolm and Percy have arrived in Cornwall. They spot this lovely trampoline in the garden of their hosts Susan and Saffron. After a lot of persuasion they have a go on it but Saffron goes too to make sure that they are safe. They are very small and she didn't want them to be hurt.

They can't resist having a little play in the garden before they head out for a nice walk together to check out the local sights.

On the way they stop to see the Millennium Cross in the village and were fascinated by all the Engine Houses around.

They ran on and climbed trees with Saffi, though Percy didn’t want to go too high.

We stopped at King Edward Mine for photos,the mining museum was closed so we weren’t able to go inside.

Then Malcolm spotted the miniature ponies & geese across the road and took Percy to see them.

Further down the road Malcolm saw another Postie friend. So they stopped to pose for a photo with him by his van.

Later we went to Carn Brea to see the castle and monument, the boys loved the huge granite stones. They posed in front of the castle, then went off climbing rocks with Susan's husband for yet more photos.

Then they stood at the foot of the giant monument for a photo before heading back to Susan's place to rest.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday 13th June 2009 Knitting in Public Day

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day. The start of the day finds us at The Scoop, City Hall. We have joined knitting group Stitch 'n' Bitch London who have organised this years knit crawl in aid of a prostate cancer charity. We meet at midday and Malcolm and Percy quite happily don the moustaches that I knitted for them.

Tower Bridge stands beside City Hall (or to be historically correct City Hall stands beside Tower Bridge).

We started to day at the new home of the Mayor of London in the shadow of Tower Bridge and here we are now in the shadow of County Hall. This used to be the administrative body of London before it was decided we needed a Mayor.

A comedy and music festival are taking place at Jubilee Gardens his months and is being advertised by this upside down purple cow.

Malcolm decided to top up his suntan. When I put these cakes beside him he couldn't decide which colour he wanted so my daughter and I swooped on them first.

We walked between venues. Between City Hall and The Tate Modern is the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe.

Among the less important things going on today was the celebration of the Queen's Official Birthday. The canons opposite City Hall (from The Tower of London) ring out a 21 gun salute. I also tried to take some pictures of some of aeroplanes from the official fly-pass but they looked more like UFOs.
The tower of the Tate Modern. Before the gallery was built here this was one of London's power stations.

The design on this tower is OXO. How much it is to do with gravy making I'm not sure but it is supposed to have a fine restaurant in it (or so I've heard).

Almost at our next knitting venue but first we have to walk past the National Theatre.
Almost at our next knitting venue but first we have to walk past the National Theatre.
Malcolm standing at the feet of Laurence Olivier outside the National Theatre.

Knitting in the Tate Modern

It's amazing how many people comment on a group of people knitting in public. But at least most of them knew that we were knitting. Although it may have been the moustaches that were drawing peoples attention.

London Eye, Jubilee Gardens

Our third knitting venue, reached at last. The sun (which shone all day) is making everything so dark and look overcast. With all the street performers (mimes, acrobats, living sculptures etc.) knitters with moustaches didn't look so out of place here.

Our final destination, Trafalgar Square.

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square

The Smallest lockup in London

How true this is I don't really know but at the corner of Trafalgar Square is this very small round building which my dad told us (his children) was the smallest lock up in London. It could be used by police officers to hold someone securely until reinforcements were called. If you look through the windows, now, there are some long pieces of wood in there and I vaguely remember there being a telephone in it when I was younger.

Fountains, Trafalgar Square

The sun was so bright even at 5pm that I couldn't actually see what I was photographing

Adipose with moustache

Another yarny friend along for the day and as you can see he also brought along his own moustache

Malcolm and Percy ended the day relaxing in the pub. Everyone loved Malcolm and Percy and some are even following their adventures.