Monday, 4 March 2013

End of the winter...

End of the winter...

Well it is for us! We've come through relatively unscathed, quite a lot of the maintenance jobs done, money for the new fridge earned and a few grey hairs caused by the bank of Ireland this week but that's another post topic. 

The tab at the top of the page (Lois Jane) has been updated with loads of info about then origins of our boat. 

We have enjoyed glorious weather over the last week or more with mainly sunny days and calm winds but chilly nights and mornings. The solar array has been paying for itself with a couple of engine free days saving us some money (only 50 litres of diesel in Feb). Our last day on our winter mooring at Sutton Stop has coincided with Debs birthday. Jess has been up visiting us and doing a bit of chilling out following a few fretful weeks in Poole with her not too well other half, and Pip came to visit for the day as well. 

It has been a lovely view for the last few months

No need to travel out to find somewhere to eat with the ever good greyhound inn on the door step, we had a great pub lunch in a fantastic atmosphere as all tables were taken with drinkers or dinners (not bad for Monday lunchtime).

More of a birthday gateaux really, Jess realised that making sponge with a mixer is a lot easier

Another pot of tea and birthday cake fortified us for getting the last bits done ready for day one of cruising before Pip had to find her way back darn sarf trying to avoid Coventry city centre.  That left Deb and Jess to do battle over the chess board whilst I nursed my 'man flu' in front of the fire. How civilised. 

Feel the tension

This time last year we were willing the floor varnish to set so we wouldn't have to come back in the week to lay another coat.

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