Del's plans were to have his 61st birthday in Bridge 61 at Foxton, but due to Lockdown that wasn't going to happen.. So it was going to be the same, but different, for us this year.. The same because we were on Derwent6 in the middle of nowhere all on our own, but different because as always Al had made it special!!
It was difficult this time getting Del's cards sent from Kent, as we didn't know where we would be after filling with water and having to move again, but they are on their way...
We had just had a drop for coal and gas from Mark on the coal boat so we were well sorted.. On Del's birthday all Del wanted was some new pants and a lovely Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings.
He had a few cards and presents which somehow Al had managed to get and wrap up and then you could smell the matured roast beef cooking.. We had a lovely Sunday roast and even roast potato's cooked in goose fat with loads of veggies..
For desert it was no other than Blackberry and Apple crumble, its even making our mouths water as we're writing this.. All this with Sounds of the Seventies playing in the background.. In the evening a birthday cake of course!
As you can see he looks no different to when he was 30..
So we are still sitting things out and keeping ourselves to ourselves till lockdown is hopefully over or our shopping is requiring a top up..