Sunday, 2 September 2012

CVWOC Stithians Jamboree

We spent a very wet bank holiday weekend in Stithians, Cornwall. This Jamboree had an Olympic theme and was at a show ground in the village where Tim spent his teenage years. This brought back many happy memories for him as unfortunately his dad, William Mackwood Hopper, passed away 2 weeks ago. The funeral was Thursday in Mylor and was a fitting celebration of his 96 years. A very upright and creative man, who was an extremely talented blacksmith. He would rather fix something properly rather than buy a new one. His love of all things metal has been passed on to his Grandson Andy Hopper who is now a blacksmith too.
Tim loves to look at all the vans that we can only dream about owning. all the mud also made wellies a must even in the music tent.

We were very fortunate that Gary had built this bar for our group and we also had 2 small marquees to sit in and avoid the worst of the weather.

This is the first full size campervan tent that I have seen.

And we enjoyed the music of The Belfast Busker.

To have a shower and dry out we drove over to Gwithian.... Where the rain continued untill 5 pm. So we spent a couple of hours chopping and cutting these and more......

Into this.....

Using this book that The Barlows bought us for Christmas. Thanks Karen.

We finally saw the sun, just prior to it setting below the horizon!

1 comment:

  1. There are some really good looking people behind the bar in the photo and the soup looks and tasted yummy. xx