What an amazing headline, Looe was warmer than Barcelona yesterday and the media were nowhere to be seen which is in stark contrast to the situation that we found ourselves in at the beginning of February last year. Have a look at my post "My take on the floods" recorded at that time. Looe is a wonderful place to live but more especially when the sun shines.
We took the opportunity to walk around the beach and the town, having a very nice long black coffee at the Quayside cafe, in the open air. It was better than being abroad. We walked and talked our way around the town meeting many friends. Easter has been very busy and successful for business I believe and now many of the visitors have gone home. They are I am sure looking forward to return. The season will "kick in" in full in the next few weeks and shopkeepers, cafe's and restaurants are readying themselves for the invasion. The beach has been cleaned better than I have seen before. We are now ready for summer.
Over the Easter period we have had a week long visit from my brother and his wife and 2 sons. The weather started cold but ended fantastically. Their visit came to an end and they were replaced by our best of friends who sadly returned to the midlands yesterday but not before sampling the delights of a warm welcome from Sunny Looe and it's very friendly community.
They were amazed at how long it took to walk the length of the main street due to your friendly greetings and chats. I have to say that this is the friendliest community that I have ever lived in which gives me a bit of a dilemma. Believe it or not I am not old enough to retire and so am currently being considered as Pastor of church 15 miles away. It is also fair to say that I am on my sell by date and if I were a commodity on the shelves of a supermarket I would be in the bargain section for a quick sale. That having been said I can offer the church 6-7 years and so should we move from this community to another? We love Seaway and our landlord Gareth is a wonderful man who has done so much for us. We have therefore concluded that it is right and proper to stay here certainly for the foreseeable future. Looe has become our friend, I am not so sure that I have any appreciation from our flying neighbours; perhaps they will be the subject of another post.
If any of the Looe community ever read this little blog then thank you for your friendship and welcome to a couple of Midlander's who found their way here via South Wales. We had a very difficult and painful start but now we are perfectly happy.
I am now ready for our third summer season here, the very slow drives through the crowded town, the noise from happy people on holiday and the people watching opportunities that they afford. I am looking forward to meeting the many south Welsh people that come for short breaks in the Portbyhan Hotel and others of course. I am looking forward to sunshine and happiness. Looe at it's best is really the best of British:
Of course there is always something else, I am a preacher after all and so "and finally's" usually come halfway through the message. I am a Christian who has been saved by God's good grace and He has given a command to Christians to make His gospel message clear. Jesus told His disciples that He would change them from simply being fishermen on the sea but to be alsy fishers of men. They were to be people who lived life to the full but were attractive in their character and life and claims and by such told all that they could that Jesus is Lord. Thai is also my commission and so I love to speak to any who want to know their way to heaven. if you are interested in this why not contact me? You might also find your way to my Pastor's blog:
where I have recorded some of my sermons from past days.