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Mexico day ten – turtle day

Another late start to the day as we only went down for breakfast at 09.00, it’s going to be a struggle when we go back to work in another week but for now we’ll cope!

Last night we had a small lizard/geko in our room which I caught and set free outside, this morning Michele found another one but smaller. Again I caught it and set it free in the sun on the balcony.

Today we settled on the beach and it was another scorcher, 29 degrees or so. I spent the first hour reading while Michele listened to her music. I then got a quick call in to my daughter Sam, Harry and Nancy who had not been back from school long.

Then we went off in search of the elusive turtles again. Still no luck but we did see plenty of fish and a stingray up close in shore. The other fish were the big silver ones and small yellow and black ones I’d seen the other day.

Lunchtime was a quick trip to the beach BBQ, then back to the beach.

I needed to stretch my legs and went off again in search of the turtles, but this time off in the opposite direction. Along the way I came across plenty of Iguana, lizard and geko’s. Then I came across the beach with the turtle nests. Each one protected with a marker and a protective net enclosure. There was even evidence of hatched turtle eggs. They are just like table tennis balls! But still no turtles 🙁

Then again back to the beach to catch Michele up. A couple of mojito’s for me and even a Singapore sling for Michele. Then we had rain, yes rain and not like the 90 seconds worth we had the other day but a 20 minute downpour, so off to our room via the bar but the rain only stopped long enough for us to make it back.

It’s a very small world! Just before we left the beach I got talking to another Canadian who asked if I was from the UK and then whereabouts, I said Manchester and he asked if I knew Altrincham? Yes I explained I was a Timperley boy by birth. It appeared he lived in Altrincham for a few years when he was younger before he emigrated to Canada. Small world!

Tonight we are at the steak restaurant and i got over-faced with the surf and turf! A huge piece of salmon, three large shrimp and a piece of tenderloin. Not sure if it was all that, that filled me up or the 3 crab claws i had as a starter but non the less I was full to bursting.

Now sat writing my blog up wondering if I will ever see a word turtle?


This post is all about Timperley.

Timperley is a small village bewteen Altrincham and Sale both in Cheshire, UK.

On Wikipedia Timperley has its own page.

My family have had a Cleary living in Timperley since the turn of the late 1800’s into the 1900. Even though I’ve moved away my parents and two of my children live within easy walk of Timperley Village.

I started a new group on FaceBook the past couple of weeks called ‘Memories of Timperley‘, the group is a closed group but all are welcome to join the group and I will organise your acceptance.

The group is there to capture photographs, memories and stories from all age groups and allows old disconnected friend to re-connect. I myself had lost touch with a couple of people I got on really well with when i was younger and now 25 years since we last spoke we have made contact. Hopefully in the not too distant future we can meet up and reminisce over a beer or two?

At today’s count we have 156 members in the group and its popularity is growing. We have also managed to get a varied selection of photographs too, more though are welcome as long as they are copyright free.

Aside from the group we’ve had a weekend of entertaining people as it was our youngest sons birthday on Friday, we had Grandma and Grandad for tea on Friday night, Nana and Grandad, as well as cousin William on Saturday for lunch, Josh had a couple of mates staying over on Saturday night, then today Sunday we’ve had Sam my daughter, Matt and Grandson Harry over for Sunday Tea. We’ve not had Lewis or Drew over here as they’ve both been working this weekend.

Friends re-united after 45 years

Well by the power of social media I have today been re-united with the young lady I grew up next door too at my parents first home on Old Heyes Road, Timperley.

It was by chance that we had both  commented on a post on Facebook where two other friends from opposite ends of my life were chatting to each other!

Kate B asked if Mark G knew 2 lads she grew up living next door too, these two lads were my brother Rob & I. I responded & hey presto we were re-united after 45 years!

Not only was it by chance that social media re-united us but strange too as both of us now live miles away from where we grew up. Kate B is living in Sweden while I’m living in Wigan.

Along with being re-united on social media I’ve also set up this week a new group on Facebook called Memories of Timperely (https://www.facebook.com/groups/723575637762394/) .

Timperley is a suburban village within the Altrincham area, of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England and is where i grew up as a kid with my family. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timperley)

The group is there for all residents past and present to share their stories, photographs and recollections of life in the small Principality of Timperley. All are welcome and hopefully others out there can get re-united too.

If your reading my blog & know anyone who has roots in Timperley by all means direct them over to the group on Facebook.

Mrs C & I have also taken a step towards booking our summer holiday this year. We’ve always wanted to go to Tuscany in Italy and have now decided to go. We’d previously enjoyed our previous visits to Italy with the last one being 7 years ago when we stayed on the shore of Lake Garda. We’d chatted with our friends Warren & Dawn about going on holiday previously but we’d never actually managed to get anything organised but this time it looks like its on the cards for August 2015.

More details on this trip to follow here as i update them, so check back soon to find out more. (Park Albatros, Tuscany)