Friday, 29 May 2009

Live Music at Perranuthnoe Church Room tonight‏

Rob Braybrook & Kif have organised a spontaneous free gig this evening at Perranuthnoe Church Room from 8pm.

I'm told its an amazing, experienced guitarist called Estefan Antonio who plays flamenco among other styles. He'll be playing a 3 necked guitar made by Kif this evening.

The event is free of charge / donations for hall hire & the musician's bus fare!


Submitted by Katie Kirk

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Village Dog Gets Bitten By Adder

Jake, a retired Greyhound was bitten by an adder while out on a walk with his owner yesterday. They were on the coastal path, Cudden side, when the incident happened.

Jake's owner, Karl said,
"I was walking on the dirt track and Jake was walking right beside me on the grass. He suddenly let out a yelp, I turned to look at him and he was holding his back leg off the ground. First I thought he had trodden on something but it then became obvious it was more than that. He laid on the floor and started kicking his back leg out as if he was trying to get something off. I inspected his foot and leg but could see nothing ."

Karl took Jake to an emergency vet in Truro where he was given a cocktail of drugs which includes Steroids, Antihistamine, Antibiotics and an Opiate based pain killer. He was kept in overnight and this morning has been transferred to a vet in Penzance where he is being kept on a drip to help flush out any toxins left in his body. Although distressed and in some pain Karl said Jake is doing fine and he looks forward to picking him up later today.

The adder is not an aggressive snake, it strikes only in self-defence when it feels threatened. They have a pair of fangs which inject an efficient and fast-acting poison. In an emergency they bite and flee so the victim may never know what bit them.

Adder venom is extremely unpleasant and can be very damaging to the affected area so any suspicion of an adder-bite should lead to medical attention as soon as possible.

For smaller animals like dogs and cats any inexplicable pain or swelling, especially in spring when adders awake from hibernation, should be seen by a vet as soon as possible.

Adders are very sensitive to vibration so the best way to make sure your path is clear is to carry a stick and occasional beat the ground in front of you with it.

Male Adder

Female Adder

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Update - Plans For 'The Cabin'

Please see Pippa Young's new comment below this article

Planning Number 09-0573-P (MNR)

Some concern had been expressed with regard to The Cabin and plans that may be in place for it in the future.

In respect of this I contacted Lesley (the owner) and she has replied with the following;

The Cabin is 17 years old now and falling apart. I am planning to have it rebuilt. The new build will consist of a wooden structure, much the same as is already there, with the addition of a disabled toilet and some inside seating. As I am having to rebuild anyway it seems sensible to incorporate the changes that are desperately needed for food preparation, cooking and serving as well as being able to accommodate customers whatever the weather!

Jenny and Lisa have done a wonderful job of running The Cabin for the past two seasons and they will stay for this summer and through to the October half term after which I will be running it myself. This is exciting for me as I have missed it greatly and cannot wait to get back to it.

I hope to start rebuilding in November and be ready to open early in the new year. As soon as I have a planning application number I will make it available for publication on this website so that anyone interested can take a look at the plans.

I have always loved the peaceful, family atmosphere of Perranuthnoe and will make sure The Cabin retains it's friendly, family structure as well as offering an efficient service to local people and visitors alike.

Lesley Bizley

As usual, please feel free to add your comments.