Sunday, 25 September 2016

Today we had a Maisie day and as usual she requested to go to Maldon.
Although the tide was well out the sun shone and the wind dropped.
This allowed Maisie after a hot chocolate to feed the ducks and play on the climbing ship.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

 Ruby has come home from the kennels with Kennel Cough and is recovering now.
Now that she is a big girl it was decided to rid of the cage and get her a new bed.
Whilst we were away it was the anniversary of the sad loss of aunty Joyce.

 As a part of our 60th birthday celebrations Dave and myself decided a holiday in the sun would just finish the year off.
So a holiday was booked to visit the volcanic island of Fuerteventura.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

I think Maisie and Poppy may be pleased that we have returned to Essex.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Yesterday Ray came to Pillings to pick us up so that we could return to Essex.
Dianne and Peter were at their boat so joined us for a meal in the Boathouse in the marina.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Now we can consider the summer trip is finally over as tonight we are moored in Pillings Marina.
 Today we took to cruising the Rivers Trent and Soar as we made our way to Pillings Marina.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Today as we cruised we saw a black swan on the Trent and Mersey Canal.
Also in the fields the harvester's were rushing to get in the harvest.
Early start this morning as we have to be in Pillings Marina on Friday.
So everybody was up to say our goodbyes.

As it was the last night together we decided have a few drinks that went on after dark.
Yesterday as Hilary had gone to see her dad in Worcester Jackie, John and myself took the chance to visit the Brewery Museum with a few beers at the end of the visit.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Afternoon tea and cakes this afternoon moored in Burton on Trent.
Ruby taking a nap after playing ball

Sunday, 28 August 2016

To celebrate the birthday of Bracken's puppies Helen the breeder had a BBQ where dad and four pups were pictured together.
 Today James and his dog Andy came to visit us today so we started with breakfast in the cafĂ© in Shobnall Marina and then they spent the rest of the day on the boat.

Last night we met up with Rita and Scooby and after a pint in the newest Micro Pub in Burton we went on to the Favourite Thai Restaurant.
Followed by another pint in another Micro Pub.

Friday, 26 August 2016

As the weather forecast didn't look good for Saturday and we had planned a BBQ we decided to carry on to Burton on Trent from Alrewas.
Tonight we enjoyed the sunshine and BBQ.
 The other night Cassie and Ruby paid a visit to Jackie's and John's boat and thoroughly made themselves at home.
 Whilst in Alrewas Jackie and Hilary visited the National Arboretum whilst John and I enjoyed lunch in the local pub.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

 Last night was a very warm night and spent the evening having drinks and snacks with Jackie and John sitting on the towpath at Fradley Junction.
Tonight we are moored in Alrewas where they are preparing for their annual art event.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy First Birthday Ruby.