Wednesday, 1 September 2021

A return visit and new friends ..

After the sale of Still Rockin' (click here) early in 2021 we arranged to visit the new owners to talk them through the various equipment onboard, satellite dish, water filtration system, engine service, etc..  Unfortunately, due to covid we couldn't arrange a date until mid June but that had to be cancelled the day before the visit because of the exciting news that our granddaughter had given birth to twin girls eight weeks early! The remainder of June and all of July and August were a whirlwind of visiting and being visited by family and a party to celebrate another granddaughter's graduation.  

Four generations of females!
Congratulations Lucy!

The date was rearranged to visit Debbie and Richard and on Saturday 28th August, very early we set off ...
 

At 05:40 we set off along the country roads of Cheshire ...

with the sunrise in our eyes ... and arrived at Thames and Kennet Marina in Reading at 09:30 ... 

Meet Debbie and Richard, new owners of Still Rockin' ...

Still Rockin' still looking good!

We spent a lovely few hours with Debbie and Richard, George imparting the information and advice they requested and generally chatting and getting to know each other over lunch.

We wish them both good luck and happy cruising in the years to come and sincerely hope that they stay in touch and invite us back in the not too distant future.

We left them early afternoon and continued our journey ...
A familiar sight to regular blog readers ...
to be greeted by Penny and Sue onboard No Problem XL.  
We spent an hour or so catching up with Sue's news and I am pleased to tell you that she is very well but a little bored at being moored up for so long in one place, but happy to be safe and well with friends close by to support her.
We arrived home just in time (7pm) to see the sun setting at the end of the garden after an exciting but rather long day.

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Great News ...

 George and I are pleased to announce that we are now very proud Great Grandparents!

On Tuesday 22nd June our eldest granddaughter Louise delivered Grace Irene and Lillian Sarah into the world.

Many congratulations to Louise and Robert and welcome to a new beginning as parents.




We are so, so happy for them.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Life on the land outside the window ...

January 2021 ...

Saturday 2nd January 8:40
Monday 4th out for a walk - first sign of spring
Friday 8th - first visitor to our new feeding station
Saturday 9th 16:20 - first BBQ of the year!
Wednesday 20th 8:00 - first snow of 2021
Thursday 21st 8:45 - more snow ...


... and out for a walk 12:40 - I wouldn't want this dog to jump up me!
Friday 22nd 9:50 - we watched this buzzard (we think it's a young one) being harassed by a crow on the park area at Audlem for over 10 minutes ...
eventually it was the crow that flew away leaving the buzzard on the ground ... we waited a while longer but he didn't fly off and it was time for us to leave.  (Sorry about the picture quality taken from inside the car)

Monday 26th 9:55 - this beautiful wren is a daily visitor at about this time to catch his breakfast from under and around the garden shed.
Friday 29th 11:00 - a lucky but poor shot through the window of this pair of Gold Finches feeding on the seeds of whatever plant this is.
and to end January 2021 - BBQ number 2 at 17:00 in the rain, in the dark under the sun umbrella!

Hope all my lovely readers are keeping safe and are continuing to stay indoors as much as possible ... let's beat this covid thing ... the future is looking better.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Finally ...

 Still Rockin' is sold .... 

the money's in the bank ...

we love where we live ...

new furniture for the new house is on order ...

and we have our first Covid vaccinations in 4 days time!

Life is Good.