We haven't blogged much because we have been busy with Christmas shopping, getting taxis, trains and buses everywhere..
We have arranged a car (which we always have as a Christmas present to us both) for next week till after Christmas for all our last minute bits, and to be honest we use the car as a bit of storage as it keeps Derwent6 free. Tooty is now counting the days.
We did go out treating ourselves to a Sunday roast dinner over at The White Lion, which was a short 35 min walk from the boat..
We always have a fantastic meal here as you can see.
One of our big highlights was going to a gig in London with David and Hannah who treated us with the tickets for Christmas. David had introduced this band to Del back in 2004 and they had never toured in the UK as they always toured in the USA.
Oh the band, yes they are called SKILLET. They are a rock band, two guys and two girls and they are amazing..
We met David and Hannah at Oxford Circus and then went straight down to the venue and found 10 people already in the queue at midday.
We were starving so we grabbed a bite to eat in a pub next door and had a few beers and some lovely burgers served in a slightly different way, they were delicious..
Del kept checking to see how the queue was getting on and when it reached thirty people we joined in the fun.. David had even brought a shirt for Del fit for front row viewing.
Luckily the weather held off and we all took it in turns to go off for a bit.. The girls went and did some shopping and came back with coffees, while the boys went back in the pub and had a few rum and blacks to keep warm watching the football..
This worked well till it was 7.00pm when the doors opened and we got to the stage just three rows from the front after the VIPs had gone in..
Skillet were even better live, and blew us all away, We were so close we even got to shake hands with the band members..
They played for a hour and 45 minutes and we were exhausted, sweaty, legs ceased, voice broken and throat croaking, but we loved it!!
We just managed to get back to Oxford Circus where we split, and just managed to catch the last train back to Derwent6. We got back a 1.00am and crashed into bed..
So we are now finishing off the Christmas cards and recovering really, now in the mood for Christmas joy..