Monday, September 05, 2011

Time to move on

We decided to take a break from the blog as we have gone through a lot over the last few weeks... but we are back with a vengeance.. It is time to move on, with Len overlooking our adventures, and we plan not to let him down.
We got back to Derwent6 today after making sure Terry (Del's step mum) is alright to move on herself. We have been helping put their house on the market and getting it ship shape for sale. It has been hard clearing out things, but we got it all done.
We have also been to three birthdays while we helped out. It was Jack's 11th birthday and he got a drum kit....... Del had a go and broke his seat! Oops let hope we can get it fixedHere you can see Jack playing his drums (without his seat and Samuel helping with one hand after breaking his arm falling off his scooter). We also went to Alex's 12th birthday where we were treated to a nice meal by Richard and Lisa. Then it was Zak's 18th birthday where we went to an American Diner and took over the place. We had great fun and thanks Steve for paying for the meal.

When we arrived back, Derwent6 was covered in cobwebs, but was in very safe hands. After a good clean up and a wipe down things are getting back to normal and it is great to be back home. (the brasses look like hard work though!).

The plan was to move off today but with the winds getting stronger and rain looking threatening, we thought we had just better stay put. Derwent6 has been in the Thames and Kennet marina for over seven weeks and it has put a dent in our budget, but we will get through it. The weather looks worse tomorrow so we will just sit it out.

The good news is that we are back and looking forward to seeing everyone who has supported us over the last couple of months...


Sue said...

Welcome back you two after your difficult couple of months. I have been thinking of you both often, but I also know what a strong bond you all have in your family.. How wonderful that you can all support each other in that way.

It was lovely to see all the birthdays too..

Big deep breath and on you go. xx

artymess said...

welcome back to blogland ...after such tough time..look forward to following your cruising adventures..x

nb AmyJo said...

Welcome back to you both.
What a rough time you have had. It was great to see how the family all rallied round and we wish you all well. I think everyone will agree we all missed you both and felt your pain with you.

We are eagerly looking forward to your latest adventures now you are back with Derwent6.
All our love
Steve and Chris (nbAmyJo)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back. phil and sally

Anonymous said...

So sorry not to catch up last week but can see you were busy! Once you have settled back at home let us know when we can come up and visit....Kate was down and said she expected you to look her up while you were in the area :)
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Big love as always

Karen & Ian (nb Serenity) said...

Glad to see you back. xx

Del and Al said...

Thankyou everyone, we're glad to be back! Family and friends have been a terific support to us, and your comments and thoughts have meant a lot and kept us going x

Jo Lodge said...

Welcome back hugsssss.

Happy cruising with all your happy memories of Len, I am sure he will be there every step of the way... xx