Monday, 16 May 2011

Still at Thrupp

Saturday saw us move all of 3 boat lengths!  When Takara left we reversed and snuck into their spot on the 7day moorings.   After moving Geoff and Barney walked into Kidlington and I pottered and did some more of Giles accounts.  Later I took Barney for a walk in the woods near here, but it was a little lonely amongst the trees and I was not too keen on my own.
There are several tame ducks along here and they come to visit.  Barney takes no notice of them and they in turn ignore him, they just walk all around him.

Sunday we were collected by Iain and Christine and we went to their church in Deddington, followed by Sunday lunch with them and daughter Fiona, whom we had not seen for some time.  A most enjoyable day, further enhanced by unexpected call from Boe to see where we were.  She was en route home in our little car from a wedding and decided to take a slight northern detour.  She was able to take us back to Petroc and ended up staying the night.  This meant a very early start for her (and for us!) as she needed to be in London in case she had a call for work.  She is doing supply teaching on Mondays and Tuesdays.  She had just reached her cousin Marc's in Greenford where she was leaving the car, when she had a call so it was a good job she had left so early.........Geoff and I went back to bed after her departure.....

Today Geoff walked into Oxford to become a tourist, even went on one of the tour buses round the city.  However he forgot the camera so no pictures. He caught the bus back.   Meanwhile I touched up the black paint on the sides of Petroc, did some domestic things and yet more accounts........................

Tomorrow I plan to be the tourist but I shall be travelling by bus both ways and hope to remember the camera.

Whilst we have been here we have met Bones and Boots her dog, and also Maffi and his dog Molly.

4 comments:

john fraser said...

Not the prettiest of names Thrupp - is it? Sounds as if it should be some obscure item of harness or vet's equipment.

gbl said...

the name belies the place

Fiona said...

So now you know who we spent our ice-in with - some really good friends!

gbl said...

Not a bad place to be iced in I feel