We had a good day on Thursday, sunny and fine and we were able to do most of the outside jobs on CK. We had an engine and gearbox service, cleaned the complete outside ready for the next Owners to board, did a lot of our packing and did do some inside cleaning. We also swapped over our car for a bigger one, and started packing our gear into it.
Jo and Stuart were back in the marina aboard Norma Jean, so they came over to dinner again. It was good to see them again before we left.
On Friday it was raining again but we cleaned our waste tank out and filled with diesel fuel, finished our cleaning and packing up, by which time, the next Owners Karoline and John arrived. We had a good chat with them and then we were off back to Springhill near Evesham in Worcestershire and our good friends the Bomfords. We are staying with them for a few days before we head off back home.
The woodpecker is still hanging around, he’s very well fed.
On Saturday it was fine again. Marion and Jonathon were hosting a wedding reception in their barn, so it started out a good day for it and although rain was forecast, it did stay clear for the celebration.
Hector the lawnmower was already on his rounds when we arose.
The barn was laid out, decorated and ready for the 112 people attending.
The wedding cake was on show.
The wedding went very well and the people attending were well behaved, causing no trouble and they seemed to have a terrific time.
We managed to get over to Strensham Lock to see Holly and Rob who had helped Heather when she had the accident with her thumb 2 years ago. They are planning to move to Australia and are going through the applications at the moment. Good luck guys, it was good to see you again, and we look forward to seeing you next in Oz.
We found this little bat which was in a bit of bother.
It was a lot smaller than the bats that we are used to. We checked back a bit later and it had gone, hopefully flown away to somewhere more comfortable.
On Sunday we helped clean out the barn and set it up for the next wedding next week.
The tables have gone and it’s nice and clean here, now a different set of tables are in place ready for fine tuning by the next wedding party.
Working clothes today.
Later we caught up with Sally and Tom whose house we sat with their cats at the start of our trip this year, while they were away on holidays.
They and their cats are well and it was good to see them again.
Everything is calm for the moment at Springhill. Thanks again Marion and Jonathon for having us back, we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Tomorrow, we are driving down to London and flying home again. We’ve had another good trip and enjoyed our time over here again, but it will be good to get back home.
Cheers for now, Heather & Roger