Time for the yellow condoms.

It’s wet here. Well, you would expect that living on a boat in a marina on the river.
We’ve had two nights of non stop rain, the second extended through the day.
The good news is that living on a boat means we go up with the water of course.
Equally good news is that our gantry isn’t quite so steep as the water rises and thus not so strenuous on our knees.
yellow wet gearThe yellow condom suits are out though.
People may laugh at us as we trudge along the pontoon like some kind of banana duo on steroids, but we are warm, we are dry, but most importantly, our suits keep the wind out, and believe me, that wind can be bloody cold!

The first thing we noticed when we stuck our fluorescent bodies out this morning was how much the water level had risen.
water-level water-level-2
I took these photos a week ago, and as we’ve been visiting MOH today, I got this official reading from the flood warning site.


The trip down was horrible, with atrocious weather conditions and heavy traffic.
Saying that though, there was a cup of tea waiting and an onion peeled towards dinner.
We’d bought the ingredients for a pork spaghetti bolognese, so after tea had been supped, I set to preparing our meal.
There was sufficient for a fourth portion for MOH to either freeze down or have tomorrow.
No dessert today though as dinner was ample for all three of us.


I got hammered, thrashed, beaten, whitewashed, however you want to describe it in both dominoes and cribbage, not winning a single game, scoring pathetically low in all of them, and in dominoes not being able to go at all………….. four times! Ho hum, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, though it would have been nice to have a cookie in the first place (sigh).

The rain finally eased off around 4pm, but we stayed a little later to avoid the headache of Bristol city centre in the rush hour.
Whilst the guys watched the news on TV (part of a Bristol suburb was under water and the trains were running late due to overcrowding), talked politics both UK and USA, and discussed DIY, I turned to the puzzle page in MOH’s freebie TV guide and for once managed to solve all four Scrabblegram anagrams, scoring 334 points with the target 200-220. I also did the sudukos, word search, mini crossword, got the 9 letter sun dial word, filled in the hexagon number grid, and solved the picture crossword. I always leave the letter/number code grid as that’s the only one MOH likes to do.

We left just before 6, and the traffic wasn’t too bad, but still quite heavy. We had very little rain en route to Bristol but once we were on the motorway, none at all, so made excellent time and were home by 7.45.
Now time to unwind checking emails, blogs and having a cuppa for a couple of hours, then it will be up to take Maggie for her final wee (she has not been her most co-operative today as she hates doing her business in the rain) and then bed.
tiredI’m exhausted, and I haven’t really done anything!

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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3 Responses to Time for the yellow condoms.

  1. Choppy and I are pink warriors here – me in my pink reflective vest, and her in her pink light up collar. We draw some interesting looks from people on their early morning drives to work!

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