Monday, December 12, 2016


We're back aboard Kantara now for just a few more days before returning to the house for Christmas. We finished hanging the decorations there yesterday, managing to make the modest imitation tree look more than respectable, and actually finding strings of lights on which all of the bulbs worked. Back on the boat, we have no room for chains or tinsel looped across the ceiling, but we do have a tree, and it injects a good bit of seasonal magic into the saloon after dark.

And even in daylight.

We've spoken before of our wish sometime to spend Christmas here in the marina. It sounds like it's a friendly, communal affair, with an afternoon of carol singing, and several folk sharing Christmas dinner together at The Wharf Inn at Welford. But being with our kids is important to us, and always a lot of fun, so it's a no-brainer for us really.

David of Cruising the Cut fame has already had his Christmas day! Being a self-confessed failure at cooking, he invited four friends from nearby boats to join him in celebration yesterday - a week early because he wanted to video the lot for a vlog that he'll post next week. Two of the friends are far better cooks than him, so he was, no doubt, able to spend his time recording the whole affair, and get a decent dinner out of it!

I've mentioned Cruising the Cut before. Watch his video stream on (or better still, after!) Christmas Day to see what happened.

I doubt that I'll have much occasion to post on this blog again until after the festivities, so I'll wish you all now a very Happy Christmas, and a healthy, prosperous New Year.

"God bless us, every one!" (Tiny Tim)
A Tearfund card - 

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