View from the boat taken at 4pm this aft… The eerie white blob a third of the way up is the sun reflecting off a strange cloud. Beyond it is blue sky! (What?) Same view in summer, and relax… Nah, to be honest it rained most of the night and most of…… Continue reading Rain, what rain?
You wake up and reach for the painkillers first thing in the morning. (Karma). Some of our friends came round for a meal last night, much alcohol was consumed, and my ribs are aching due to laughing too much. Can you laugh too much? Hey, we’ve all only got one life so we might as…… Continue reading You know you’ve had a great night with friends when:
As parents of a serving British Soldier, today is very meaningful and poignant to us. On a personal note, as the proud mum who gave birth to a British Soldier. This god forsaken war in Afghan is such a waste of time. So many gave their lives or came home injured. So yes, with our…… Continue reading Remember Remember The 11th Of November
Freeport is a shopping village with over 40 small, but perfectly formed retail outlets, and it’s situated right next to the harbour. On Wednesday we spent the afternoon there with Liz and Mark. Tell you what, it’s changed a bit since our last visit almost 10 years ago, there were only about 5 shops then!…… Continue reading Freeport harbour village at Fleetwood
Surreal too. Here we all are at the pub quiz on Tuesday night at Rufford, just like old times. Nothing’s changed and we’re still as barmy as before. Hey, and we came joint second and won 13 quid! A paltry sum, but without us two I swear they would’ve come first. Wiz, Mark Bee,…… Continue reading Well that was fun wasn’t it? Yes, Definitely!
By boat car, Dave had four new tyres put on the boat car the other day, which means we’ve now got a full set with the same pattern, ah. To be fair they were all the same pattern before. But you know how it is, everything eventually fades in the wash, and they’ve been washed…… Continue reading Tootling Up The M6
In case you missed it, here it is… [Hold the phone up in the air and keep pressing the icon thingy with one hand. Whilst hanging onto a plastic wine cup with the other] The bonfire, it was just a tad bigger than it…… Continue reading Fireworks night at Mercia Marina
Yes folks, make the most of it tell next April sets in. My reliable source at the Met Office has informed me that a steady temperature of 30 degrees, with no wind or rain is forecast for the next 6 months… Which means more of this… And none of this… …… Continue reading Summer’s here at last!
There’s at least one total farce per week on this boat,, yesterday was a prime example. We’d noticed the water pump was getting noisy for a while, the past couple of weeks it’s sounded like jungle drums under the bow. But it was still working, not leaking so bugger it, always best to get your…… Continue reading The water pump farce and there’s more
My mum sent me an email today. Apparently someone’s driven a car full pelt through our ex front garden. Then through what was our fence, into the neighbours garden, and smashed it into their garage. They also took (the neighbours) very fancy gate post with it, and the hedge that Dave used to manicure on…… Continue reading Oh dear, our ex house had a road accident