Here goes then......
Thankfully Robbie's back is better and we were able to set off from Braunston where we had been for over 2 weeks.....lovely place but I have seen it all.....festival included. I must say George from the Canal and River Trust was brilliant in my hour of need and issued a permit for us to overstay in the 48 hour mooring for 2 weeks....so taking the pressure off and allowing Robbie to recover.
Loads of pic's for you to look at......I love them and assume everyone is like me......okay maybe not?
On Sunday our friends Karen and David (Wessex Rose Hotel Boat) picked us up from where we were moored at Flecknoe and we visited Stoke Bruene Museum which was all about the canals and very interesting....especially the delicious ice-cream we had to have........then we hunted down a meal....back at Braunston in The Plough which was nice enough....even though I didn't get my Stilton and Peppercorn sauce until I had nearly finished my meal.....hey, needless to say I din't pay for it even though I ate it......bar lady was quite miffed.
|Surrounded by beauty....Napton-on-the-Hill|
We have managed to moor in some really lovely spots
(getting the mooring up thing down to a fine art now)
.....nice and peaceful....just how we like it.
On Sunday we went for a walk.....500 yards....or so the sign said....to the village store at Napton-on-the-Hill.....roughly 6 miles or so.....it was a lovely sunny day so we didn't mind too much....stopped at The Folly on the way back for lunch which was delicious....sat in our garden in the sunshine feeling like we were on holiday.....heavenly.
On Sunday we spent the day in glorious sunshine....cleaning the chrome on the outside of the boat (stupidly I thought this was a chore we wouldn't have since we didn't choose brass.....all that rubbing.....can't be doing with it).....in truth it was very satisfying....beer in one hand cloth in other.
|I am working.....honestly|
|Oppps! "Contact Sport" that's what it's called isn't it?|
|Sitting on the bow seat....waiting for my coffee?|
|View from our bed....depending on conditions|
|I'm the daddy|
|Gypty Brendeb Fish|
|Our Christmas Rehearsal on Swamp Frogs|
|Follow the leader|
Then on Sunday we went for an Indian at Omar's in Dunchurch with David and Karen......a great time was had by all......at least....I had a great time and I trust they all did too. The waiter was trying to help me steal a really georgous little vase.....needless to say I was having none of it.....truly!
|Robbie darling....I know your back is hurting......but your right leg looks a bit swollen?|
|You'll never guess what.....|
Do you know what it is yet?
|Seven Buzzards in one shot|
|What will I do with this towel?|
|No white towels?????|
|Sumo Swamp Frog|
Watch what I can do with this
|Daadahaa.....only another twenty twelve to go|
|Robbie where are you? Stick Like?|
On Sunday Robbie finished fitting the non slip matting on the decks....looking very smart they are too....fitted to perfection....I would expect no less from him.....very well done darling!
|Non Slip Matting|
On Sunday we did a 6 mile walk.....we spotted this very rare Canal Caridious butterfly.....apparently there are only 666 in the whole of the UK....lucky or what.
|Come on......just like this|
What a lot of nonsense!!!!!!........I have had such a laugh doing this....but then again I always make myself laugh.....surely a blog is for other's to enjoy? I do hope something has brought a smile to your face whilst reading this.....even if it is "Silly Woman"....
Life is good and we are really enjoying our adventures.
Take great care xxxxxxx