The end of January & beginning of February have seen a quick cold snap, with a sprinkle of snow and a thin sheet of ice on the canal & marina, all very mild compared to our experience of the ‘beast from the east’ last year. I think we came off quite lightly up here in the north west as when we travelled to London (on the train) at the weekend there was a good bit of snow in Bedfordshire over the Dunstable Downs.
Colin & Carole from ‘The Wool Boat’ gave us some free tickets to a craft show at Events City, beside the Trafford Centre, Manchester, which we attended last Friday. We travelled on the train & a bus to get there. It was a nice small event with a varied selection of crafts and we did a little bit of shopping. I was quite excited at being able to go back to the Trafford Centre, not to look at the shops but to watch the fountains, gaze at the amazing murals & statues. We had our tea in food hall there, which is modelled on the inside of a cruise ship.
The following day we hopped back onto the train to London to attend a London Transport (LT) reunion at The Met Bar, Baker Street. All the LT people remember the pub when it used to be the HQ for the Metropolitan Line. It was lovely to catch up with people we’ve not seen for years. Edmund popped in to see us after he’d finished work. We then went home with Lyn & Kevin to St. Neots for a couple of days.
Today we have had torrential rain to wash away the last bit of ice that was hanging around in the water.