Another week has passed where we haven’t moved the boat.
We spent last Saturday night at Laura’s babysitting while she and Marc had a night away to celebrate her birthday.
On Tuesday, (Laura’s actual birthday), we took her out for a pub lunch at The Alyn, in the pretty village of Rossett. We found a table outside in the shade, beside the River. Unfortunately they’d run out of plates – our meals were served on roof slates! Nevertheless the food was very good.
In the evening we had a family BBQ and it was a real treat to stand in Summer’s paddling pool to cool down. I didn’t mind being drenched by an enthusiastic Summer who thought it such fun to try to drown me while I was fully clothed. When we got back to the boat, the internal temperature was 100F and we struggled to cool down.
Laura and I went swimming again on Wednesday, and this time we managed 40 lengths in just under an hour.
Storm and I are heading to Berlin for five nights tomorrow and so Thursday morning was spent collecting Euros and making sure we had all we needed.
I looked after Summer and Joseph for an hour yesterday while Laura went grocery shopping. We had to play “Nursery” in Summer’s bedroom. I know the staff at her nursery aren’t bossy, but I had to do as I was told and ‘sit properly with fingers on lips!!’
While I was away, Storm spent the morning smartening up our front deck and lockers with a coat of paint.
Our local family of swans popped by to show off how the five cygnets are growing. Mum is known locally as ‘Broken Beak’ as she has a large piece of beak missing and is easily recognised.
Today we’ve had a quiet day on board soaking up the sun and reading the papers.