This weekend has been fab. The marina held their 5th open weekend.
Plenty of stalls with canal memorabilia, food, drink and entertainment. Enjoyed a lunch from the hog roast. Huge sandwich of pork, stuffing and apple sauce. It was yummy! Bought 2 cupcakes also that Roy & I devoured later that afternoon. Bought a few more plates for the boatman’s cabin and a crochet mat for one of my plants. Some bargains were to be found. The music has been fabulous this weekend. There really are some talented singers out there.
I provided some entertainment of my own today for the neighbours as I decided to a 180 degree turn in the marina so we could moor the opposite way in the marina. My neighbour Ann came and joined me for the 2 minute trip. Roy stood and watched with the look of fear as I shouted out ” see you in a few weeks”. Ann’s husband Terry got his camera out as I took the boat out on my own with my supportive crew member Ann.
Perfectly executed I gave a curtsey as the boat came back into her mooring spot. Thank goodness I did it o.k as there was an audience. Ann, Barbara ( my 2 neighbours on the jetty) & myself are going to take Foxglove out for a day. I think Roy is worried sick or actually doesn’t believe I will do it. He will have a shock!! Ha ha.Roy has been busy sorting out the front cratch ropes (decorative ropes) this weekend. Almost done and he has done a fab job. I will take a photo once he has completed it.
Feel a little disorientated on the boat this evening with us being moored the opposite way around but I am hoping it will be far easier getting on and off the boat during rainy weather than trying to mess with unzipping cratch covers and crouching down whilst trying to take your shoes off and a dog trying to push past me. It will be a lot easier at the stern end of the boat.
This weekend has gone far too quickly. Roy is back at work tomorrow and I have no plans at all. I am just taking each day as it comes. I know that I am feeling 100% better in myself, loving my new-found freedom and independence. I feel have renewed confidence in myself.
Got to head back to Stoke-on-Trent at some point this week. Few things to sort out at the house before our final goodbye and pass the keys over. Hopefully meet up with a few friends and fit in some shopping trips before heading back to Foxglove. Definitely feel a trip to Trentham Gardens has to be fitted in somewhere!!
Already planning a trip away on Foxglove. Where to???? I have no idea. How long for??? Who knows? Just enjoying each day come rain or shine.