Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ten Sleeps To Christmas

Our little tree on NB Bendigedig
We arrived back on NB Bendigedig on Friday and the first job was to light the fire and switch on the heating to warm up our chilly boat. The heating worked so it was soon nice and warm. We'd bought a little three foot artificial tree as our pot grown one was looking decidedly brown and unloved after three years use. I did water and feed it but it needed  more. The new tree was soon up and decorated with white twinkling lights, red and green baubles and the usual little figures. Now it feels like Christmas is getting closer.

Last night we went out for a Christmas meal with more than thirty boaters from Whixall Marina. One of the boaters' Ron arranged it at 'The Dog and Bull' so there was lots of good food, drinks and the usual  chat went on.....boaters' always have plenty of tales to tell.

Today we had lunch out with Nick and Liz who'd come from their winter mooring in Llangollen to meet us in Ellesmere. They'd booked a table at 'The Red Lion' where we enjoyed more good food, drink and more chat. In no time at all it was nearly three o'clock so we said our goodbyes until we see them again.....which will be pretty soon as I forgot the Christmas cards!

When I was teaching the children would always tell me how many sleeps it was until Christmas Day now Tesco tells us too   ....................Ten sleeps to Christmas!

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