Daisypath - Vacation

Thursday, 12 December 2013

It's Nearly Christmas!

Well, we've had a couple of days off and it couldn't have been better in terms of getting things ready and sorted for Christmas. We finally headed back to our mooring space the other day. It was good to be back, but we do love being out and about as well - even if it is just down the canal!

Yesterday morning we got up really early and it was such a gorgeous sunrise. I took the picture below out of the bedroom ("cabin") window. You can see everything where we are - no obstructions view wise and the sunrise or sunset always looks really gorgeous. It makes you feel really lucky you live on a boat.



I always love really early mornings when everything and everywhere is still quiet and you can just hear the start of the birds beginning to sing...

We headed off into town quite early as we wanted to go food shopping, DIY store and also to place an order in the butchers for meat for Christmas. For Christmas Eve when I have company, it's going to be roast beef and thanks Carol for the suggestion....However, its not going to be a traditional roast as such. It's going to be a slow roasted rare beef with a Basil Parmesan mayonaisse and breaded Parmesan green beans. So I will cook it on the day as I find the day after, its just not the same and I want it rare, rare, rare too!

We trialled the meal the other day and it was gorgeous!! So fingers crossed that it'll all come out fine on the day!

So, yes, we headed into the village on our local bus and even that has been decked out for Christmas. I think its the first ever bus that I have seen that's had its very own Christmas decorations!






We headed back around lunch time and the engine room was cleaned and sorted as it was in a real mess plus there was quite a bit of water in the bilge that had somehow overflowed from the bowl that the bilge pump is in. Luckily, we have a wet-vac so that made a quick job of it!

Next on the list was to decorate the Christmas tree! We are quite late this year putting it up so to get us in the Christmas mood, I made my first batch of mince pies, we got a bit of Michael Buble on (Christmas album) and got to work...



It took us a while to decorate the tree as we're both perfectionists(!!!) but we enjoyed it and it's done for another year now.















Dinner tonight and bed early as the gas guy is arriving tomorrow at 7:30AM to rejig all the gas line, install new hob and make it all"safe"!

5 comments:

  1. WOW that's one sparkly tree :)

    Thank goodness the gas man is coming at last too!

    Have a great Christmas guys.

    Kevin xx & Harry xx

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  2. Hi Kevin. Many thanks! It is a sparkly tree. Sory for not being in touch, only just seen your other comments. Thanks very much for your email too,I promise I will reply, just had lots of things going on and not much time to do anything otherwise! Hope you guys are both well and what a shame we werent in touch the other day when you were going past, could have organised a meet for a coffee or something. Hope you have a great Xmas too!

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  3. Amazing clock in the background - is it one of those 30's Smiths electric ones???

    And the tree looks ace!!!

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    1. Hi "anonymous". Thanks! Yes it is a smiths but from the 50s but it's not electric - completely mechanical and works even on the narrowboat - pendulum occasionally stops but mostly only when moving. Full chime too ;)

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    2. Sorry - it's Andrew here - don't know how I came over as anonymous!!!

      Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year!

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