Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd November 2009
Apart from the odd shopping trip and a water top-up weve done practically nothing this week and one doesnt feel the slightest bit guilty.
But where did the week go? Seems you can be just as busy stuck on the canal side as you can cruising.
There were plenty of outdoor things on the list but the weather stopped most of them, nothing taking longer than five minutes was even attempted.
Keith and Jo on Hadar joined us from Union Wharf which was nice and we caught up on Keiths health developments and talked about boats, as you do, over coffee. Their arrival is also handy for coal deliveries and so were running a fire whether we need one or not. Just watch the weather turn cold as the coal runs out.
Talking of which, hasnt it been funny old weather this week, just like a baby – warm, wet and windy. This has kicked off my new hobby watching the barometer. Its been up, up, down, down, up, down, up and thats just today.
The wind knocked all the seed out of the bird feeder so I took it down again. Just for a change I threw bread scraps under the hedge instead of in the canal, partly because there are no ducks and partly because a tame robin sits on the branch with a pleading look in his eye.
But now that the local dogs have sniffed the secret its a full time job keeping the animals happy.
Ive noticed that some owners are fitting collars and leads in order to get their dogs to pass the boat. The alternative is to stand at the corner shouting for them to hurry up.
Vs gone down her Mums with Claire for a day while Ive slobbed out, eating anything I can find in the fridge and reading electronics magazines left by G8LUV the other day. This means no walkies for me, no exercise and, whats worse, no photographs, not one.
So, sorry folks, Ill just have to try better next week.