Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Family Gatherings

During the last few months, we have seen a little more of our family . . .

Towards the end of 2011, we descended on Adam in Shrewsbury for a couple of days of not-doing-very-much-together, and very enjoyable it was!  We did a bit of eating, though, as you can see!  Here are Laura, Thor, Shireen, Jeremy, Val & Adam doing their best to clear the table . . .

 . . . and 'Lottie the Rottie' enjoying a tug-o-war with Shireen (with Thor's help!)

 An evening walk shows Shrewsbury looking a little different

Games for all ages!

 A brief visit to Glasgow in February included exploring the Transport Museum  with Thor –

 who took great delight in operating the 'sack loading' hoist on board the tall ship 'Glenlee', moored alongside in the Clyde.

We also visited Balmaha on the eastern side of Loch Lomond,

Watching the water – for what?  (No idea!)

Helping Shireen redecorate her short-term art gallery!

More recently, having checked out of the marina, we met Jeremy and Laura at Whilton Locks and then went up the Watford flight together,

– coincidentally marking 6 months since a certain wedding back in October –

 and then meeting Adam in Crick.  We chugged on for a few miles together, then turned back to Crick, where J & L left us,

 and Adam came DOWN Watford with us, collecting his car at Buckby.  The logistics worked out fine in the end!

We then made our way back to Blisworth for a few more days, before setting out again last Saturday, 14th April.

By the way, on 27th March we celebrated 5 years since we first set out on Zindagi for our 'year afloat'. 

It was always likely to be two years, but FIVE ? !!!

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