Back Aboard

We are glad to be home having spent a few days with MOH.
It has not been one of our better visits, especially as we had intended to come home yesterday, but he asked us to stay the extra day.

Apart from the food issue, we have been out and about but for some reason seem to have clocked up over 50% more in mileage than one would consider necessary.
Having lived in the area for 8 years, I am familiar with some places, and others MOH has already taken us to.
We have always gone in his car as Bud won’t get in ours, so MOH has been doing the driving, his short cuts being ten miles longer than the main route.

blackmoor 2016Our outing today took us to Blackmoor, an old lead mine site which we visited in April last year.
lead mineWith both Hubby and I on sticks, having a trek up a narrow track to the top of the hill was definitely not on the agenda, so MOH parked close to one of the gates leading onto a footpath and we ambled up to the proper car park. It was a little on the rugged side.
We saw some interesting flowers, some very pretty snails, and a lot of dog sh1t.
robins nest red roibins nest purple flower and visitorIce Cream was mentioned and I groaned, as I knew I was going to offend him by refusing. However, I breathed a sigh of relief that the van wasn’t there, so we walked down the road, and along another gated footpath back to the car.

With the intention of a simple salad for our midday meal, we had to find a shop to buy a few items, and MOH decided to visit a favourite bakers off the beaten track for some specialist bread. He also came back with a slice of cherry bakewell tart which he was adamant he could tempt us to sample, even though we said we didn’t want any.
We stopped at a village Co-Op for the rest, and came back along the narrow lanes rather than the main road.
The hedges were well over car height, so we couldn’t see anything in way of a view, and the road in places was too narrow for vehicles to pass, so meeting an HGV coming the other way was an interesting manoeuver.

When we got back, I ended up preparing salad rolls for the guys, I had crispbread, and MOH asked if we’d like some of his tart. To be honest, it did not look appetising at all even if we had wanted to try it, so he was able to enjoy it all (but this was after we left as he didn’t have it with his cup of tea).

We had gone down as promised to help him with his central heating, and had hoped that by the end of our visit, everything would be up and running with new radiators where necessary, so that he was all ready for the winter.
It didn’t work out like that.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Back Aboard

  1. colinandray says:

    Sometimes you just have to reflect back and think “We did the best we could. It it didn’t turn out quite as planned, it was through no fault of ours.”

  2. Perhaps he’s lonely?

    • We think so too which is why we keep in touch and visit often, even on a day flyer for dominoes and cribbage. We’ve been friends for a long time, and when he was ill last year we wasted no time in going down to help him get back on his feet. His brother is coming down to stay for a few weeks in a fortnight.

  3. scifihammy says:

    So hard to fit in with others sometimes, especially when they are not considerate of your lack of mobility or dietary requirements.
    Also, I remember those small lanes with the hedgerows so high you can’t see a thing. So disappointing, as I’m sure just on the other side is a spectacular view! 🙂

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