Grandson Photos

At weekend our grandson Alexander had his first overnight stay in Preston and we loved it. He’s so good and it was lovely to wake up in the morning and to have him in the house. Admittedly I was out for a walk a little earlier than usual that morning but it was worth it and I took this as an opportunity to grab some new pics…



A pre-season friendly

It was good to get my second pre-season friendly photographed and lovely to meet up with the PNE Ladies team again.

The visitors today were Accrington Ladies who play in a higher league, so it was always going to be a tough game. PNE did really well, particularly in the first half when they played some good football and scored a couple of good goals. When you consider PNE were without a recognised goalkeeper, it was a fantastic performance to finish the game and only lose by the narrowest of margins,  three goals to two.

Well done to both sides. I’m sure the game will have benefitted all the players ahead of the season starting in September.

Here are my pics. Click on any picture to enter slideshow view.



AFC Fylde Ladies -v- Liverpool Ladies

I enjoyed a couple of hours in the sunshine today watching a pre-season friendly between AFC Fylde Ladies and Liverpool Ladies.

It was a tough test for both teams in the heat of the sun but Liverpool dominated the game, particularly in the first half when Fylde really struggled to cope with the attacking flair of Liverpool’s strikers.

Liverpool changed most of the team for the second half and Fylde started to enjoy some good passages of play. In the end though, Liverpool still managed to come out on top and ended the game with a convincing win.

Here are a few photos from the game. Click on any photo to enter slideshow view.

A stop off at Newquay in Cornwall

Last time we visited Newquay was for a day trip and it was quite a few years ago. This time we had four days to explore this popular Cornish gem.

Our first ‘port’ of call was the harbour; lousy pun I know, but this is the bit of Newquay we visited last time and I wanted to see if anything had changed. Small fishing boats still pack into the harbour and it still looks pretty as a picture, especially when the tide is in. When the tide is out the harbour is less attractive but that’s when the beaches come into their own.

At low tide you can walk between the individual coves, covering a good distance along the shore. The coastline here is quite steep and this provides a scenic backdrop to the turquoise sea and golden sand. We were lucky with the weather and the sun certainly helps, particularly with the picture taking!

The town itself, while not the most attractive, has everything you need and is bigger than other resorts in the area. What you don’t get with Newquay is the quaint narrow streets with fishermen’s cottages. You do get a lively vibe around town and more young people visiting which is nice.

Newquay is a great family resort and those beaches and harbour are great for photos. We hope to return again much sooner this time.

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A second visit to St Ives

We always try and visit St Ives in Cornwall at least once a year but this year we made a second trip, just a few weeks after the first visit.

Fortunately we were quite lucky with the weather this time and the waterproof trousers we’d had to buy on the first visit stayed packed away. That’s not to say we didn’t see some rain clouds during the week but I can console myself with the knowledge that the dark clouds add a bit of drama to photos.

Here are a few pictures below. You can also check out my post from our previous visit ‘Beautiful St Ives’ here¬† And, if you prefer monochrome, you can also view some black and white St Ives pictures here

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