Bank Holiday BBQ

I didn’t get round to a post yesterday as we had an impromptu BBQ to send off our friends who are leaving us on the 1st for a life as Water Gypsies.

Apart from their choice of meat (we took gammon steaks), everyone took something for the table, so it was logical for me to take a large bowl of salad. Nothing too fancy, and no cucumber as it tends to give me indigestion, but there was a mix of shredded carrots, sweetcorn, radish, red onions, peppers and lettuce, plus a tray of cherry tomatoes and the last of the two dressings I had in the fridge.
maggie and marina 9 5It was a glorious hot afternoon, so we put two tables in the shade of the big oak tree (no songs please about yellow ribbons) and spent an enjoyable five hours in good company.
Maggie was wonderfully behaved and you wouldn’t know she was there. We had plenty of water for her, and being treated to titbits occasionally, she was content to stay under the table and doze.
Hubby and I aren’t drinkers, so we took bottles of water down for us, knowing we could refill them as and when necessary from the sinks in the shower block.

The marina staff brought down a bottle of bubbly and a card to wish them well, and we had a few surprised oohs and aahs over other cards and a picture Hubby had sketched from a photograph I took when they brought their boat in last year (I emailed them a copy of the original this morning).

dogma sketchWe have been told this has been hung already in their boat, and our card is also going to be framed and put along side.

There are a lot of changes going on here, and we are seeing new faces, new cars, and new boats come and go. The marina will be holding their Hog Roast BBQ late in September to mark the end of the season, then things will begin to settle for the winter and we will see who exactly is left. If the revamp in the other basin goes ahead, it will be interesting to see who fills the gaps over here for the interim.

At the moment though we have Live-aboards, Weekend-aboards, ‘I’ve just remembered I’ve got a boat’- aboards. prospective ‘I like the idea of owning a boat’-purchasers and Visitors, boat owners or not!

dogmaWishing our friends safe waters, good journeys, and happy memories.


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. 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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4 Responses to Bank Holiday BBQ

  1. Ritu says:

    Sounds like fun šŸ˜Š

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Spending time with friends is always nice!

    • It is such a lovely community here, and we are very lucky as we have the best of both worlds. Everyone respects everyone else’s privacy, but there is always someone to talk to.

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