Tuesday, 30 December 2014

 On the 28th we had the Lawrence Brother's and cousin plus partner annual get together in the Bocking Club where we had a fantastic meal.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Then  yesterday was spent with Hilary's family at Kelly and Steve's house, where we had a lovely Christmas dinner.
 Boxing Day it was an open day around Claire and Darren's for a family get together where they put on a fantastic spread for all.

Christmas Day we had Ray and Craig for lunch and Sacha joined us later to give out the presents which Cassie waited for hers and then opened them with gusto.

Father Christmas came early for Maisie on Christmas Eve as he left a Leap Pad to open whilst we were there.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Tonight we hissed at the villain, shouted "Its behind you" and joined in the fun games as we took Maisie to see Jack and the Beanstalk.
Not sure how she would react but once it started she was totally fixed even to be asked to join the actor's on stage in the second half.

This weekend Ray, Sacha and Craig brought the steel roof cover for the cratch cover.
Despite promises of a dry day on Saturday we had showers all day.
Despite the showers we managed to get the roof fitted and finished the day with a meal in the pub where Peter and Diane joined us.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

 Mercia gets into the Christmas spirit, these pictures were taken after we had a few beers in the new pub on the marina.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

 The hard top for the cratch area is coming on, today was a lot of door step engineering to manufacture the top rails for the side curtains.
Whilst back in Essex Ray was putting the top coat on the steel roof, giving it a week to harden before Ray, Craig and Sacha bring it to the boat.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

 A frosty start to the day here in Willington as I prepare to fit the plywood on the roof of the cratch area..

 Last Wednesday we returned to the boat a day late as I had to get a coat of paint on the roof of the cratch area.
But not before celebrating Ray's birthday in the Hare and Hounds.

Friday, 5 December 2014

 Third time lucky as we had some winter sunshine to take Maisie to Maldon at her request.
After a hot chocolate and cake it was a walk along the front and Maisie to play on the pirate ship.

Last Sunday we volunteered to puppy sit Spot whilst Brenda and Eamonn went for Sunday lunch.
We had a capable volunteer in Sacha to help

Saturday, 29 November 2014

We have been back in Essex catching up with friends and family an tonight we have been out to celebrate Sacha's birthday.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

 This weekend started with spending the day with Caroline and James in Burton on Trent.
The last two days we have spent with Diane and Peter at their house taking in the views.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Today we drove to Great Heywood to see Rita on her birthday after a walk to Shugborough Hall and back Rita supplied a fantastic tea.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Today I fitted and tried the two triangular panels to widen the cratch and prepare for the hard top to be fitted at a later date.