First let me wish everyone a
2013 has been a mixed year for us. We lost a very dear friend Keith and a fellow boater and blogger Dai (Jandai) both in their 60's. That was a really bad start to the year but since then it has been on the way up.. Ian went into remission in June which enabled us to go cruising and what a fabulous summer we had. In October we were informed by our daughter Christine that we are to be Grandparents again in May 2014, so it seems exciting times are ahead. We hope all our readers out there in blogger land and beyond that 2014 will be a good, prosperous and happy year for you all.
Today we left Sandiacre to travel the 3 miles and 3 locks down to where the New Year Eve Party is to be held. We had a reserved mooring right outside our friends house so all we need to do in the wee hours of the morning is stagger a few yards back to the boat. Just hope we don't do what another friend and fellow boater did last year in the self same place where we are moored, missed his footing in the dark as he went to step on the back deck and fell into the cut! His wife was with him and thankfully managed to pull him out but it certainly gave him one hell of a shock. So me thinks a torch will be handy to have tonight! I've made 2 plates of food in readiness for the party, the glad rags are about to go on and wine chilled in the fridge. Both Ian and I will raise a glass to you all. Have a good 'un (-:
|Stern of our boat is slightly under the road bridge. I don't expect much road traffic tonight though!|