Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Yesterday we left Banbury heading South.  This type of lift bridge is numerous on the South Oxford - fortunately many of them are now left permanently up!

When we reached Kings Sutton our friends Sue and Mick were moored up in their boat "Peaceful Waters".  We first met Sue and Mick in February 2008 when they had just bought "Peaceful Waters" from the brokerage at Crick Marina and we were moored outside on the tow path.  We sort of feel that we became liveaboard boaters together with all the lessons to learn ahead of us.

We stopped for a chat and a quick cup of tea!  That evolved into sausage and bacon sarnies and, later on that evening the tea became wine!  Clever eh?

It was so good to catch up with them again.  We swapped stories (as you do!) and shared thoughts and feelings about all sorts of things.  I haven't laughed so much in ages!  AND ..... Sue and I were able to engage in some quality "girlie-talk".  A real tonic ...... without the gin!

Another positive thing!  The Buckby can is finished and is now residing on the roof so no more bumps on the head!

We will move on probably to Aynho today but it is all very grey, rainy and uninviting.  Our friends Anne and John have flown out this morning to join our other friends Ray and Chris who now live in Cypress.  Out there it's 75 degrees and sunny - hey ho!!                                                        A thoroughly miserable looking boater has just gone by!  I suppose we ought to get our act together and join him!!                                                                        It's three years ago today that we shut the front door of 44, Gordon Close for the last time and handed over the keys.  We can hardly believe it ourselves.  John is delighted that he hasn't cut a lawn or trimmed a hedge for three years!!!!!


  1. So you havent cut a lawn or trimmed a hedge in 3 years but you have had practice at spreading manure. See you soon.

  2. Indeed you will, smelling sweetly, I promise!