People Watching with a twist

Just a few days ago, we noticed our neighbours 2 boats down walking along the pontoon laden down with clothes fresh from the cleaners.
We are not nosy people and respect our fellow boaters’ privacy, but we chat with everyone, and have a laugh and a joke on many an occasion.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen this particular couple going out smartly dressed some days (not that they are ever untidy) and seeing them with their cellophaned items, got me thinking.
I asked if there was something we should know but were given a negative reply, to which I responded with ‘Do I need to get a hat?’

blind date

Those of you familiar with Cilla Black’s Blind Date Saturday Night dating programme (1985-2003) will remember that if a couple ‘got on’ on their date, Cilla was hearing wedding bells and planning her outfit, hat included. There were in fact three resulting weddings, 1991, 1994 and 1998, and it would appear the couples are still together.

This morning, Hubby and I were doing a little inventionary job on the bow.
I say ‘inventionary’ as the rain has been trickling in under the cover and we’ve been thinking of ways to divert it; at the moment it falls onto and into the foot lockers, then takes ages to drain away. This is actually part of the boat design as there are drainage holes at the base of both lockers and on the bow for this reason.
We’ve put a line of rubber draught excluder on the boat and another along the bottom of the apex frame in the cratch in the hope that the water will now trickle along this and out into the marina rather than down into the boat.
It’s a simple fix and didn’t cost us anything to try as we already had some stuff left over from our DIY efforts. Who knows, maybe it won’t have cost us anything to fix either!

Anyway, as we were working, we saw a pair of shiny shoes approach the boat on our pontoon finger, and with a big grin, our neighbour announced they’d got married yesterday and had just got back after spending the night in a posh hotel to celebrate.
We are absolutely thrilled for them, and pleased as punch that we are the first (and only so far) people they’ve told. They don’t want a lot of fuss (their wedding was smaller than ours) so we won’t be blabbing the news from the rooftops.
We gave them a card and the bottle of wine we had chilling in the fridge with our best wishes.
I’d like to say we’d been prepared, but to be honest, I’d made the card some time ago but it was absolutely perfect for the occasion, and the wine was a bottle we’d bought last week but never got round to drinking. I can’t honestly remember why we bought it actually.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to People Watching with a twist

  1. I am impressed you were so prepared for the spontaneous announcement! Wine at my house rarely lasts a week!

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