Still at Trent Lock ! ….. And I am still loving being here. We think we will probably go week after next when the children are back at school as we might go down the Soar and through Leicester.
Three day “Rock Festival” here at the Steamboat pub over the August Bank Holiday ---- and they had some very good bands/singers which we could hear of course very well from our boat! Started around 11 am each day but did finish at 10 pm every night so we weren’t disturbed at all. Pity the weather was dull and a bit dismal some of the time but, eh, those who did attend seemed to enjoy it all.
We’ve had my mum, niece and nephew for the day again last week and last night, my brother and Mand with the children came for dinner which was lovely. Had a good night Sunday on Paul and Kate’s boat who are also moored up here at Kingfishers for a while doing various jobs.
Dai painted the floor of the gas locker today and got stuck in it with his feet poking out of the top - only trouble was that I didn’t know cos he didn’t shout as he knew I would dive out with the camera and snap away!! He did get enough momentum going to get a grip to haul himself out. I asked him to do a re-construction but sadly was refused!!
Been gorging on beef yet again this week. Brilliant mobile butcher van on Long Eaton market Saturdays - so cheap and great quality ----- making the most of the beef, gammon, sausage, pork and bacon and bread from Birds Bakers. While we been here Dai has suspended his bread making --- just because it makes a change.
Jars of damson jam made ready for toast for breakfast in the winter ---- only time we have toast as it’s done on the fire because we don’t have a toaster ---”uses too much battery” !!
Dai has succumbed and bought an ipod ---- we have mostly different taste in music so very very rarely use the stereo, so I now have the task of transferring all Dai’s Cds (zillions of them, good job he’s got 160 gb on his ipod). Stereo given to my 6 year old niece and the Cd wallets will go in storage under our bed when I’m done.
Since last blog we have done … 0 miles and 0 locks Total since Setting Off ….. 1421 miles and 1165 locks