Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NB Bendigedig Gets A Pass

On Monday we popped into Maestermyn  and asked who they used for boat safety and they arranged for him to contact us and he did. So today we had the boat safety test and we passed with no advisories either........Yippee!

Ben and I went for walk while the boat was being examined  but we weren't  out long as he didn't want to go any further.  It's been a cold, dull and foggy day but nevertheless a good day onboard NB Bendigedig.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Floating Again At Whixall

Dad at his 87th birthday party
Looking back through photos I came to this one at his 87th birthday lunch this April.....he always wore that tie and jumper when we went out for a meal. The gardening cake was amazing. 

On Saturday we came back to our boaty home for a few weeks before we go back to Newport for the dentist appointments and to continue with the task of clearing his house. We've done a lot but there's a lot more to do.

The boat was nice and warm as we'd left some heating on low. The fire was soon lit and the central heating fired up and we unpacked the bags. I brought back loads of washing but it was soon sorted in the laundry on Sunday morning.

Today we need to get some fresh food as we just picked up milk, bread and something for tea on the way back. I made a paella for Sunday lunch  as I had prawns and chicken in the freezer, I like meals that all go in one pan they're so quick to do.

The piers outside are covered in frost except where Eric put the salty mixture from the container near our pier. The thermometer reads 0 degrees so it's cold and I need to get showered and dressed to take Ben out a wee! So bye for now.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

R.I.P My Dad Fred Lane 1927-2014

Today the final piece of the puzzle has been put in place with my father's funeral. I couldn't put into words the last  month which started with a fall, admission to hospital and his death on November the second.  He had a lovely send off with lots of happy memories from me his daughter, his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a lovely eulogy by the vicar.His friends at St Thomas' Church  were amazing and worked so hard to make his fish amd chip lunch provided by Sheppards at Maesglas a great success. Fish and chips was always my dad's favourite food.We'll miss him dreadfully but at last he's with my mum.