Monday, 14 December 2015

Boaters party Weekend.

It was a cheer filled weekend with our boaty friends. To a man or woman, great company, the laughter and smiling muscles being stretched to their limits.

Friday - drinks in the Exchange

Saturday - dinner at the Radford - table one.

Table two

Sunday - breakfast in the Radford.

We will be heading to Birkenhead and the ferry back to the IOM next weekend.

We were last on the 'Rock' last New years eve, since then we have visited Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Italy and Scotland but we enjoy the waterways most of all.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Blood Brothers

Since the last installment we have had a few named storms first up was Abigail who tried in vain to rip the solar panels of the roof, geese were surfing on waves whipped up by Barney, and Clodagh lashed FL clean with driving rain. The steel accommodation tubes have had a real buffeting at the pontoons.

We have had a cinema visit to see the latest Bond movie which was ok but why do cinemas feel the need to have the sound turned up to excruciating, I left with the need for aspirin.

Another trip to Twickenham this time to see some premiership action,  a double header -  Saracens v Worcester followed by Wasps v London Irish.  40,000 spectators, which is half full for Twickers, meant a little more elbow room in the bars, and food outlets. After the games the usual crush for the trains was eased also.

Glyn, Chris, Sue and me.

Blood Brothers was another outing we enjoyed at Windsor Royal Theatre, a great show we last saw in the West End 25 years ago.  Maureen Nolan (one of the sisters) played the birth mother, the two actors portraying her twin son's from 7 year old's to adulthood were outstanding. A great night out if you like to laugh and quietly shed a tear or two.

There was a dusting of snow when Roly and I helped the 'Pasty Boat' down the Meaford locks. 

Gordon at the tiller, Dot's inside warming the pasty's... mmm.

All the known crews that have booked in for the winter have now arrived, so the social calendar will begin to fill, to start the Christmas season off Sue has organised an 18 strong boaters dinner for the 12th.