Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cool Blogsite Discovery

I don't know how many of you have discovered this blogsite but it's definitely worth a look. It has some amazing advertising images collected by an Australian person (not that I'm biased but this makes it even more fabulous). We are obviously extremely jealous as it makes our own 'Images' collection look tiny by comparison. Check it out: Sexy Witch. What fun!

National Trust Activities

Negotiations have been ongoing with the National Trust re the re roofing of the building next door to the museum. As you may be aware the Trust bought the building around 2 years ago to turn into a tea room. They have only now decided to go ahead with the refurbishment of the property after leaving it vacant for this time. Conveniently, they decided to scaffold the entire building next week, along with the front of the museum - while we are still open. Graham has managed to negotiate a 2 week delay to this ill timed activity & they'll be starting work around the end of September instead. It is unclear why they are unable to wait until the end of October when we, & most other businesses here, are closed (especially as they have had 2 years, & 2 winters, to get their act together). Starlings are currently roosting in the ceiling so perhaps this will delay it further.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Baby Seal in the Harbour

Yesterday the seas were very rough around the coastline here which is possibly why a seal chose to have her baby within the confines of Boscastle Harbour. This lovely chap spent most of the day on the slipway soaking up what there was of the sun. There was some worry that the baby had been abandoned so experts were called just to keep an eye on the situation, but around 7:30 last night when the tide had come in sufficiently, the parents appeared and the family was reunited. The little one made a beeline for mum presumably after hearing her call. A most amazing sight. Graham managed to get some lovely shots of the new seal.