Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Vintage Motorcycle club V.M.C.C
I simply couldn't believe it when I saw the collection of bikes accumulating outside the Rock of Gibralter pub on Sunday morning. It was absolutely wonderful – and they just kept on coming.
It turns out it was The Cyclemotor and Autocycle section of the V.M.C.C meeting for their winter wondering. I was meant to be somewhere else so I didn’t haven’t have the opportunity to enjoy all the bikes and cars as they started to arrive but I here is what I did see.
about 10 minutes later I passed in the car and the car park was full with glory! What a wonderful Sunday morning surprise!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
DUSTY THE HERO
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A walk in the SUN!
Monday, February 17, 2014
No more sympathy - the boy is in paradise!
Boaters were built to motor and as he hasn’t been doing that I wondered what he had been up to. I was feeling rather woe’d (Bones/Maffi terminology) on his behalf. He has had a great time catching up with various people also stuck there, done some work on his boat and generally making it into the papers for his work clearing up the rubbish he comes across. BUT – I still thought the cabin fever may be setting in as he waits for the rivers to behave.
As a trip up north was planned on Saturday I suggested we dropped in on the way back to see Maffi. After a delicious meal Maffi suggests we go to the Great Central Railway which turns out to be on his doorstep (I HAD NO IDEA!).
NO MORE SYMPATHY – the boy is in paradise.
The engines towered above us in true splendour. There wasn’t time to go on a ride – but what a brilliant place!
Maffi and Molly wondering whether we had to stand in the rain for much longer.
Does anyone know what these are?
ADDED: Mike tells me they are "second hand parts for new bridges to connect the GCR to GCR North so we have a bigger railway"
Sunday, February 16, 2014
rubbish: You have to know where to put it!
There is a note on it from the owner saying whose it is, but it seems they are having trouble - so, where DOES one get rid of this when a Maffi isn't around?
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Skid Pan, Napton, Pheasant
A group of us met at Napton to help lock a friends friend down the flight. I tried to park in the carpark which I have often used before but a local boater told me off. Apparently it is only for the moorers - is he right? Have the rules changed, or has it never been for the use of any old passing boater ?
And the flight is incredibly picturesque under blue skies:
After that I headed off to Shropshire for a week in a country cottage. It was delightful reading by oil lamp light sitting by the range listening to the silence. Wonderful. I picked up some Pheasants. Miss T was rather unnerved when supper didn't arrive in a packet, but she dressed and cooked them beautifully once Pa and I had done the deed.
After a fantastic week I am feeling rather worse for wear having been struck by the lurgy. I am now home lounging around admiring all the work I have been doing on the boat.