Friday, 24 November 2017

Another Friday With No Boat

For the second Friday night in a row we won't be staying on the boat.  What's going on?

This time we will be a little closer to Cal though as we will be in the marina, just around the other side at the Woodcocks Pub. 

Staying in a pub? Well sort of!

The Woodcocks, or more to the point the brewery, Marstons, have just built a brand new hotel in the grounds of the pub. It is now finished but not due to open for another couple of weeks. So to test out the staff and make sure that everything is up and running as it should be, a selection of people have been invited to stay in the hotel, which will be booked to capacity, and have breakfast in the morning for a very small fee.

How could we refuse this opportunity? We had to take them up on the offer. Staying in a brand new hotel, not even open yet and have a cooked breakfast, all for £1. We couldn't say no. 

Of course we will be having a few drinks in the pub and something to eat this evening. It would be rude not too.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Warm and Cosy

We had a drive out into Derbyshire to The Strines Inn on Tuesday after work. It was a wet and windy miserable evening but we got settled in next to the fire and enjoyed a warming game casserole served in a giant Yorkshire pudding with a pint.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Three Out of Four Ain't Bad

So three out if four ain't bad right? But alas it will not be four out of four.

Liams driving licence was waiting for him on the door mat on Monday morning just six days after he sent it off for renewal. So that is both of our driving licences and my passport back within a week.

Unfortunately Liam's passport is not going quite so smoothly. He did in fairness have a letter from the passport office waiting on the doormat on Monday, just not the one we wanted. Apparently we had not filled in all of the required sections of the form. I find this hard to believe as we went through it with a fine toothed comb but there we have it. So a second form has been filled in and will be posted back today.

Fingers crossed this time it goes more smoothly.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


We had a lovely meal on Saturday evening in Spice Mystery in Saxilby. We had a good crowd and the restaurant did us well.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Donna Nook

With such a crisp, clear day yesterday it would have been a shame to waste it. So we jumped into the yellow mini and had a run to Donna Nook to see the annual seal pupping. Trouble is so did everyone else within a 50 mile radius so it was really very busy and the last two miles of the trip to the car park were nose to tail standing traffic. Still it didn't ruin the day and it was a nice run out.

Sunday, 19 November 2017


It is a properly cold and frosty morning this morning. We suspected it might be as there was ice on the cars as we walked back from the Indian last night at around 10pm.

We were and still are nice and warm onboard Naughty-Cal though. The heating ticking away.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A New Addition

Here is the newest addition to the fleet, our Mini One D.

Yes I know it's bright yellow but it came up at a price we couldn't ignore. So we are now the, erm..... I think proud owners of a very bright car.

Well we won't lose it in a car park!