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Some savvy readers might have noticed a bit of a lacuna in my last entry.
Where, you might have wondered, are pictures of the torchlight procession? It was, after all, to be the highlight of the festivities --well, second after the shin-kicking competition.
I have to make the painful admission that after being blasted by freezing winds up on Dover's Hill, we split and headed to the pub, hoping to catch the procession from the warmth of the Red Lion snug.
... Walking is another way to do the same thing. Narrowboaters and walkers go at about the same pace.
Today we stopped at Thurmaston Lock, right next to Watermead Country park. Hazel, my encourager, suggested I go for a walk shortly after we arrived. She is concerned that I keep exercising to get back to an acceptable level of fitness.
I strode off into the park and after a few hundred yards, I just had to stop; for no ...
... be held in freezing rain.
Well, none of that came to pass.
As the very hour that I was beavering away at the library computer, Pickfords had lifted their game and were delivering our boxes to a very much-relieved Rick and neighbours.
By the time I got home (in a hail storm), Richard had already unpacked half of them, neatly folded the wrapping paper and the sky was beginning to brighten--as were our spirits.
... but apparently complaining might mean denial into the country... Immigration: After a heated discussion with the immigration officer over whether Canada was better than america, I was finally allowed into the county. 8pm 5am ish UK time Sam's Diner for chicken wings. Seemed a little bit strange to eat wings at 5am but when in America... ...
We have been kindly lent a car by my Dads cousin so we can travel a round and sight see a little, very generous. We took advantage of this and went to Salcey Forrest south of Northampton. It is a beautiful Forrest with lots of walks, great paths, easy access making it a fabulous place for all the family, even the dog! Auntie Pauline came with us and we had an enjoyable cuppa before setting off on the walk. Dad couldn't walk too far so Mum and him did what he could while auntie ...