Sunday, March 03, 2013

Mum's 84th Birthday

Friday we got up early as Al was going down to Kent to see her Mum..It was her 84th Birthday and her Dad, at 85, had cooked a lovely lunch and made a cake..
Al got the bus from Crick and got to Rugby to find that a power line was down and all the trains were cancelled.. She ended up getting a coach to Milton Keynes where she was able to get the train from there.. She arrived down in Kent at 12.50.. a five hour trip... Pam, Al's Mum, was happy to see her and it made it all worth it.. she was able to open her cards and presents and the smile on her face says it all...
Later in the evening Al had arranged a meet with some (old) work mates. She met up for an evening dinner at Prezzo's in Maidstone. It was lovely to see the two Karen's and the two Alison's together again..
She stayed at friends Bernie and Sarah that night who kindly waited up late for her to come in at midnight.. So what do you all think Del done..yep the brasses, and he also polished the port side which was the last to do for a while.. Paul from n.b. Piston Broke came round and we pondered over the engine and the belt problem Derwent6 has.. The belts have been ordered and Al will collect them in Kent.. In the evening Del met up with Chris and Sue on n.b. Adagio and they walked up to The Red Lion pub for a few pints.. It was nice to see them and catch up with all the gossip. We have been keeping Derwent6 dry since Christmas, and because of it we have both lost weight, but we do make up for it when we go up the
Al came back on Saturday and we chilled out together again, Al was pleased to be home.. In the evening we both went back up The Red Lion and had a meal together and a good chat about what we have to do next.. It just seemed we hadn't done this for a long time, and we really enjoyed ourselves.. It was straight to bed when we got back, as we needed the sleep, lol..............

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