Sunday, 20 May 2012

Home to Clifton & goodbye to Barrogill

Saturday was just a short hop back to Clifton for the weekend  ready for a night out with Paul, Helen and Victoria before our scheduled intention to cut the umbilical cord on Monday.  It seems to have been a protracted start this year, mainly due to our taking a week's holiday, but also not helped by the foul weather which seemed to be a good excuse not to get things done on the boat!
However a good evening out was followed by a good Sunday Lunch Chez Fran & Keith in Upperbruntingthorpe.  (Lovely name that).  We also fitted in a Sunday morning  visit to Clifton upon Dunsmore Church.  This was their monthly sort of Family service which was reasonably traditional with good hymns and was led by one of their Worship Leaders.  She gave a very entertaining and thought provoking sermon and ended the service by handing out noisy musical instruments which we used to accompany a rendering of Jubilate.
Soon after our return from church it was time to wave goodbye to Helen, Paul and Ben aboard Barrogill.  They were off to London to be one of the 40 narrowboats taking past in the Jubilee pageant of 1000 boats down the Thames in just under 2 weeks time.  This promises to be a spectacular event and we hope to be moored somewhere with a good television picture on the day.

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