Saturday, 19 December 2015

A bit of ketchup

Groan! Sorry, I know my puns can be a sauce of discontent :(.

We're back in the boat just for Christmas week as we've got tenants in the lodge. Elanor helped us with the move over Thursday and Friday, using the car to shift all our bits and pieces. In return, Sally stayed with us last night whilst Elanor went to an office party. As I type this, she's just texted to say that she's on her way to see us. (Elanor, that is, not Sally.)

Thanks to that excellent chap Richard, we are now the proud owners of an Inissia Nesprsso machine. It has a small footprint so fits on the boat as well as in the lodge.

Tomorrow, we go to meet Graeme, Cathy and co at Wollaton Park to do a present swap, saving a load of postage and getting in some Christmas cheer at the same time.

We move back into Walnut next Monday for just a couple of weeks, then will be on the boat for the period of the annual closure of the lodges. We've got some bookings after they reopen, so may not move yet again before we start boating in 2016, when regular blogs will resume. First trip will be to Calcutt as the Hurricane boiler has stopped working yet again. It looks like the compressor has failed once more.



Tom and Jan said...


Would a copy of the ITR Technical Manual (Service & Troubleshooting) be of assistance before you part with your hard earned dosh?
nb Waiouru

Bruce in Sanity said...


That's a kind thought, but the symptoms are exactly the same as last time and I don't have the skills you do for the fancy stuff!

Have a good Christmas

All the best


Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Boating...regular blogs...roll on 2016!

Merry Christmas to you both!