Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Blogger's Christmas Dinner

On Tuesday morning we were frozen in again after a really cold night
Even this squirrel was gathering his nuts and berries and the moorhen's were picking at the frozen bread we had thrown out for them..

We had freezing fog all day and it was all Del could do in the cold temperatures, but chop up the wood we had left on the roof. A big thank you to everyone who has sent us cards, here are some of them up on Derwent6
Al started on the Christmas card list and we snuggled in all day round our special tree with memorabilia from around the world that we have collected over the years..
Late in the day a hire boat did break the ice for us but went into the trees trying to do so and scratched his face in the process...dangerous game this boating lark....
On Wednesday it was another cold night and the fire just about kept us warm through the night, though we still had ice on the inside of the windows in the bedroom. We were up early and had a nice shower to warm us up and with the fire opened up Derwent6 was soon toasty again. At 10.40pm we meet up with Keith and Ann on n.b. Oakfield and got the bus, first to Rugby and then onto Crick where we met Paul and Lynne off n.b. Piston Broke and John and Angela off n.b. Ellen for a Christmas dinner in The Red Lion pub. We had a really good laugh and a lovely Christmas dinner.
We all left at 3.00pm and got the bus back to Derwent6 just in time before it got dark. With full tummies and a few beers, mulled wines and a nice roaring fire, it was rude not to rest your eyes for a bit, dreaming like we used to of that one day when we will live on a narrowboat!!!!


Jacquie said...

You looked like you all had a real good time. Wishing you all a Merry Xmas, hope we see you all in passing. Jacquie and Stein

Del and Al said...

Hi both, Happy Christmas to you too. Hope to see you over the winter for a beer or two :-)