Monday, December 31, 2007

First of all, I hope you all had as good a Christmas as we've had. Not too much drink and food, but enough to enjoy.

Last day of the year and the first day we’ve moved since a week last Thursday! Plans changed, and we decided to stay for another few days.

Trinity had had a Christmas lights competition, these are a couple of the entrants.

We had the weekend with my family, stopping overnight at my brother’s house in Syston, then having a family meal at The Quorn Fox. Our party of 18 filled one half of the dining room. Then back to sister Kay’s at Loughborough, where Meg and Ruby got reacquainted. The last time they’d met they were about the same size…
We spent Christmas on the boat, then back to Syston for boxing day with Andy, Nyree and the
kids Megan and Luke, along with my parents.

Luke in his new Motor Cross gear.

His father was a keen motorcyclist, and the son is following in his footsteps.

Finally, Kay and her fella Paul came across to see us yesterday, bringing Elvis and Ruby with them.

It got a bit crowded when they were playing..

But it was a lot quieter when they went to sleep afterwards.

We’ve had a really good few days, seeing the family again, including brother Pete who lives in Scotland and who we haven’t seen for quite some time.

We’ve also made some friends in the marina who we’ll look out for on our travels.

We left the marina today, after I took the car back to Enterprise. But we only cruised for about ½ a mile before stopping. We’ve got to ease back in gently, after all.

Trinity Marina at Dusk
Red and White Stern Bands in Formation
We’re hoping to meet up with Carol on NB CORBIERRE in the next couple of days. We travelled the Leicester line with her last winter, but we’ve not seen her since Market Harborough last January.

Since last post – Locks 0, miles ½

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