Monday, 14 December 2015

A great day

Thank you all for your birthday wishes today.

George and I treated ourselves last night to a pre-birthday Chinese take-a-way and I have to say it was the best we’d ever tasted.  So if you’re stopping in the Berkhamsted area ‘Lots of Rice in Holliday Street (near The Boat pub) is well worth the visit.

And this morning after a cuppa in bed and opening my presents we readied Still Rockin’ and pulled the pins from our mooring at Port Berkhamsted.
Still Rockin’ just pulling out as a single handed pair of boats came down the lock and cruised past.
Once up through Berkhamsted Lock we pulled over for water and to get rid of the accumulated rubbish.

We had help at the two Gas Locks, a lovely family here on holiday from New Zealanders, mum, son and daughter visiting Granny. They were all very helpful in opening and closing the lock gates with George and the children enjoyed the ride out of lock two, into lock one, the rise up in the lock to rejoin their mum and gran.  We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in England and have a wonderful Christmas with your cousins.

 Me waiting again for Still Rockin' to arrive at Dudswell Lock
 Goodness me! Catkins!

Now moored below Cow Roast Lock.
It’s been a good day so far, but it’s not over yet - George is cooking me a lovely meal this evening …
Mushroom and Medeira Soup
Salmon Medallions with roasted garlic and lemon stuffing
Cheesy Cabbage
Rosemary Potoatoes
Strawberry and Prosecco Suffles
A great meal, a great day and a great photo
(all the better for being a bit blurred!)


Herbie Neil said...

Looks like you had a great day, a late happy birthday from us.
Kath & Neil (nb Herbie)

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

You are looking replete! The fuzziness disguises the slightly red cheeks ... Mxox

Carol said...

Thank you both!

Carol said...

Thanks Marilyn! x

Chas and Ann said...

There had to be some wine in there somewhere! ** Enjoy Christmas. **

Carol said...

Of course, we were celebrating! You too.

Sandi said...

Hi Carol. Glad you had a good birthday, George's meal sounds lovely. Hope have a great Christmas, love you both. Xxxx

Carol said...

Thanks Sandra, I had a great day. Enjoy Christmas!xx

Mrs. Jaqueline Biggs said...

Good old Cow Roast! We have been thinking back to this time last year and counting ourselves fortunate to have had time to spend with you, George, and Molly. Happy Holidays and much love to you both!
Jaq and Lesxxx

Carol said...

We’ve been thinking of this time last year too Jaq! Happy holidays to you both too. Will be thinking of you in January when your knee op is due, you’ll be fine! Hugs to you both. xx