Saturday, 6 December 2014

Another good day

I've just found time to pop up a post...

What a nice place Ashbourne is. Elanor ran us over there on a cold and frosty day and we spent a couple of hours ambling round and shopping. Some of this was Christmas related and some about yet more grub.

We were particularly impressed with the health food and herbs and spices shop. I got some of the latter and we bought some stocking filler presents for the family. A visit to Waitrose let us top up the food cupboards before we drove round to the Park Moy chicken processing plant that shares an industrial estate with where Elanor is working at the moment.

They have a factory shop selling near-death-date chicken bits; I got a good pack of thighs in marinade for four quid.

This was followed by a raid on Homebase to get some things Elanor needed for her house. On the way back to the marina, we called in at Elanor's to collect the pooch, who was quite ecstatic to see her AGPs again. Naturally, we gave her a good run in the field with the aid of a frisbee before coming back to the boat to collapse.

We've all been working on the Canal Boat Christmas Quiz, the one called Martin's Crackers at Christmas – or something.

We've nearly cracked it, just one frustrating picture to identify...

Tomorrow, we're off with Elanor again to see her have a riding lesson, another excuse to lunch off Farm Shop pasties, hee, hee.

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