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Monday, April 28, 2014

At Least We are not Listing Now.

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Even if we are not against the pontoon.

Our garden is starting to look good.

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Especially the bluebells.

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Our Yucca plant is sprouting a flower.

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Our honeysuckle is taking shape.

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Our Clematis’s are also starting to spread.

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Even the rockery is coming along nicely.

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Keith.

All at a List.

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We were woken at 2:00am this morning when one of our Perspex windows which was leaning against the galley cupboards fell over, Jo though that Paddy had knocked it over, but soon discovered that we were listing at a jaunty angle. I rang C&RT immediately. At about 4:00am I had a call back to say they had found a paddle left open at Cape locks. However having slept for a while, we arose to discover that we were still listing and found out from Ian that in fact there was something jammed in the paddle, which they are now attempting to remove. Presumably they have kept the water level down to aid this work at Cape locks. Only damage so far is we snapped one of our mooring rings, but I have shackled a spare one on for now. Hopefully it will be resolved sometime today.

It is amusing to watch Marmite walking up and down the boat, she is obviously aware that the boat is at an angle but doesn’t understand why.

Paddy’s bed slid across the floor with him still in it!

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This is him halfway through his second slide.

Keith.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Measham Teapot

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Yesterday I purchased this Measham teapot to add to my collection.

Keith

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jo’s Birthday

Yesterday was Jo’s birthday. to celebrate we went out for an Indian meal at the Saffron Gold in Warwick.

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We were accompanied by our friends Richard and Chrissie on nb Mandalay.

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The birthday girl with Chrissie.

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Richard an me. We all had a wonderful meal, and Jo and I look forward to revisiting the restaurant again in the future. It was a trial run for me as to whether or not eating later in the day would agree with me, as we have been having our main meal at lunchtime since I left hospital. So far this morning everything is ok, another step forward. It was great to have Richard and Chrissie join us, we all had a great time together.

Keith.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Unveiling Bernard’s Plaque

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Bernard with his plaque ready to be unveiled.

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The speeches.

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The mayor of Warwick unveils the plaque.

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The attendees.

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The plaque.

Keith.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bernard the Willow Bear Arrives at Saltisford Arm

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Bernard the willow bear arrives in Alan and Chris’s trailer, more accustomed to transporting Alpacas around.

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He is maneuvered towards his ragged staff in the orchard.

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Lining him up to his post.

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Alan poses with his creation, which amazingly looks just like a real bear. A bear is on the coat-of-arms of Warwick.

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Keith.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Final Hospital Visit

I had my final visit to the hospital today, the bag was removed (along with all the hairs on my tummy!) and now just a sticky plaster until the hole completely seals. To celebrate Jo and I went into Leamington Spa, as we had day tickets for the bus, and had a lovely Chinese buffet at the “Oriental Star”.

 

Of course when I say final visit, it was for my gallbladder problem, this coming Monday we have to return to the hospital, but this time for an MRI scan on my spine.

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We can also send off the form for my nose operation.

Keith.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Visitors to our Garden Today.

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Bumble Bee.

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Male Sparrow.

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Female Sparrow.

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Magpie.

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Blue Tit.

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Robin.

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Dunnock.

Keith.