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Hot Dog sizzles

It’s been another scorcher, and the rain fell everywhere else but here again today. The conservatory has been worse than an oven so out-of-bounds for most of the day. Just before midday, we decided to go out and find somewhere … Continue reading

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River Trip 2016: Part Five

After a restful night and a gentle cheeping to wake us in the morning, we set off at 8am. Six locks were on the schedule for the day, with our destination Offenham for our overnight stop again. It looked like … Continue reading

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River Trip 2016 Part Two

We were all awake quite early, breakfasted, potty breaked and ready for the off by 8am. The lads had taken all their rubbish home so all was left clean and tidy for the next visitors to this peaceful haven. Our … Continue reading

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Bird Race

We were amazed by the number of kingfishers we saw on this particular trip, not just one or two single sightings, but two or three birds at a time several times on our journey. We set off quite early each … Continue reading

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Holiday Traffic

Clacking, clunking, gliding, Jerky, smooth or sliding, Motor, pole or rower, The pace can’t get much slower. Running, ambling, walking, Silent or happily talking, It’s all a matter of pace, In this idyllic place. On water or on the pathway, … Continue reading

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Sunset

This is one of the best photos I’ve taken recently As the sun sets on a glorious day, If only I could capture the moment. A camera doesn’t do it justice As the warm hues of the setting are lost. … Continue reading

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Meeting The Mistress

The couple practically skipped down the pier carrying grocery bags containing basic supplies for their romantic weekend. Once aboard, they threw themselves into a passionate embrace, stripping each other of their outer clothes before disappearing into the cabin. Giggles and … Continue reading

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Day 8: Danger, High Winds

It was July 7th,  10th anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings and the news was full of it. We were safely moored up and enjoying a leisurely cooked breakfast with our friends getting ready for the off and Day 2 … Continue reading

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Coming home, first day

One thing Hubby did every day before we set off was to check the running things, like engine oil, water, coolants etc and to make sure that we didn’t leave anything behind. How we managed to miss Maggie not being … Continue reading

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Interim Inspiration

“Lady in the Mist” Out of the morning mist Majestic, serene and mysterious, No-one knows her destination Just the direction she was going. Gliding sedately, gently On the ripples of the water, Not leaving a wake, Or evidence of her … Continue reading

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