Madasa-Soles: August 2007


Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Bad weather again

Tuesday 14th Aug
The weather forecast was right got up this morning and it was tipping down with rain. I went swimming when I got home had a cuppa and then took mothers mobility scooter to have a service Bernard took me up to her house to pick it up and and I drove it to the shop he then met me at the service shop and we came home. It's rained most of the day and its been quite cold here.

Barton Marina

Thursday 9th to Monday 13th August 2007

Thursday 9th

We left home around 10 am for the journey to Barton Turns Marina. On the way up we called into Focus at Ross on Wye on the M 50. and in the car park we saw the Westons Cider Shire horses. They are so beautiful.
We arrived at BT around 1.30pm there was lots of activity there as the official opening of the Waterfront Pub was for Friday 10th. The pub is finished but work is still going on to get the rest of the buildings finished shops and cafes so they say.

Friday 10th

We were woken early by the builders on site so many people working to get the outside of the pub ready for the evening. Window cleaners, Sweepers, all new chairs and tables were put up, Gazebos went up and a band arrived and set up their equipment photographers arrived and arranged cameras it was all going on and the weather was beautiful wall to wall sunshine. We were treated to the band practicing music for most of the day and by 6pm the crowd started to arrive the band played and every one seemed to be enjoying themselves. Being moored on pier 5 we had a very good view. About 10.30 we were treated to a wonderful firework display which lasted about 30 minuets. and so to bed but the crowd stayed and the band played on until midnight.

Saturday 11th

Another Scorcher of a day we washed and polished the boat it gets covered in dust from the building work. I expect it will be just as bad when we go back up on the 24th Aug for our cruise. Had a drive up to Alrewas to the famous butchers shop I wanted half a pig and a lamb to take home Monday but due to the foot and mouth there wasn't any meat available in large quantities until the end of the week so will do it next time.

The crowds came again and the bands played on until midnight every one was enjoying themselves but it did get a bit noisy

Sunday 12th

Well another beautiful day had a sort out of the inside of the boat

And still the crowds came and the bands played on until midnight.

Monday 13th Aug

Woken by the workmen again with their machinery so we packed up and cleaned through the boat and left for home we were away by 11.15am and home by 2pm.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Tue 31st Aug to 7th Aug

The last week have been quiet done a few jobs around the house and garden. The weather have been fairly good did have a nice sunny weekend. Had to go to the doctors Wed 1st and had the conformation that I have got diabetes he is giving me 3 months to try to control it with diet so I am trying that first but he did give me a tablet to lower my cholesterol so I have to be careful about the fat and sweet stuff from now on. We plan to go up the boat on Thursday morning for a few days

This church was taken from the canal at Braunston

This house was just below the church taken in the evening

Friday, 3 August 2007

Barton Turns Marina

Friday 27th to Mon 30 July 07

Left home by 9.30 arrived BT 12.15 after a bite to eat Bernard refitted the cleaned shiny mushrooms back on the boat.

The rest of the weekend was spent pain ting out the engine room in hammerite.

The new pub/restaurant opened at BT it's called The Waterfront looks very impressive especially in the dark when its all lit up.

We left BT Monday around 4.30 and arrived home after 8pm as we called into see my cousin in Cheltenham