|A Mandarin Duck in Autumn in Llangollen|
How do I know it's Autumn? Firstly it's colder in the evenings so we've lit the stove for the first time. My achey hip was feeling the chill so I dug out my lovely long vests in shades of purple and pink so not boring white. Feeing warmer already.
Nothing earth shattering happening here. We've done the usual walks with or without rain. Done a bit of food shopping in Ellesmere or Whitchurch. Picked up our repeat prescriptions and made appointments for seasonal flu jabs at the doctor's. The appointments are two minutes long so it's definitely a quick sharp prick.
Eric's been rubbing down the wooden cratch as it was too tatty to put back on the newly painted boat with the varnish discoloured by water. A metal plate was put on it to strengthen it after the impact from a bridge while the boat was being towed. Hopefully painting it will make it look better. Then it can be refitted back to the boat once the fixing holes have been redrilled The painter's filled them in!
We need to arrange for a new cover to be made as the old one was damaged by that same bridge and had an excess of gorilla tape keeping it together.
So we're all ok on NB Bendigedig just nothing much to say when we're safety tucked up in the marina ready for winter.
PS I added the photo as it's my favourite Autumn photo taken by Eric which featured in the IWA calendar a few years ago. Just looked back on my blog it was taken in 2009......unbelievable!