Three ladies, a bench, and elevenses

As soon as we’d decided to stay that second night at Pershore after the wind episode, I rang MSM as she had mentioned she and her friend were coming shopping there that morning. I therefore invited them to join us for coffee on the boat, and she said she’d look forward to it.
As it turned out, we were to entertain three ladies, who arrived just after 11am.
Maggie was in her element, demanding attention, and a bit miffed that there were no biscuits on offer from the usual pocket, but in the fuss stakes she got loads, and was eventually mollified.

It was a bit windy despite the sunshine, so we thought it best to have our coffee aboard. Unfortunately one of our little trio turned a sickly shade of green, so we reverted to plan B.
Hubby got our table out, and I found a scarf big enough to serve as a table-cloth.
I put jaffa cakes and ginger nuts on a plate, and Hubby, sporting a tee towel over his arm, gave our ladies waiter service with their tea and coffee.
They were tickled pink.
tea-party-2 tea-partyIt was chilly though, so we wrapped them in our spare blanket and a small crocheted shawl I’d made some time ago.
Of course Maggie could smell the biscuits and made her presence felt.

Before they left to do their shopping, we invited the second lady aboard to have a look inside our home and satisfy her curiosity.
She was surprised at how well equipped our boat is, and agreed that it has everything we need. She then told us about the early days of her marriage when they lived in two rooms and how thrilled they were when they got their first house.
It is surprising how little you actually need so long as you have the basics.
pershoreThis is the view across the recreation ground from the river where we were moored.
The eight Abbey bells ring on the hour in a tuneful array but are ‘switched off’ at night.

About pensitivity101

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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6 Responses to Three ladies, a bench, and elevenses

  1. colinandray says:

    Having lived in trailers for quite a few years, we have food, shelter, security and TLC, what more do we really need? I bet Maggie’s happy “with less”, and Ray certainly is!

  2. scifihammy says:

    Looks like a lovely tea 🙂
    And yes, you don’t need much when you have each other 🙂

  3. What a fun way to deal with the sea sickness!

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