So, I had my knitting confiscated at Blackburn Cathedral by the security guard who checked my bag before allowing me into the crypt for my second Covid injection!!! Luckily, I got it back afterwards.
We have had a wonderful time actually seeing family in ‘real life’ and not on the computer screen. However, we did a Zoom for Samantha’s birthday.
My sister Samantha & her husband Paul popped to see Ada’s new house on John’s birthday. We had a wonderful BBQ.
Another of my sisters, Louise, came for a few days and stayed at a motel, which we could moor right opposite, just perfect. She’s not seen our little folk for almost two years and was keen to see both Heather & Ada’s new houses.
It was such a treat to have a meal out together, but we had two tables as there were 10 of us.
Thank goodness I have a reliable galley slave!!
The grandchildren came to stay for a few days. We weren’t right by their house, but a short stroll along the towpath. After ice cream for breakfast, we headed to Duxbury Park, so they could play in the River Yarrow.
It was a very hot day, so it was just perfect under the trees along the river valley.
We had a ‘float off’, Nikita made a paper boat with a generous sellotape exterior, which floated pretty well.
Magnus got upset as his just paper one disintegrated. I suggested colouring a whole sheet of paper both sides with wax crayon, tad-ah, a super boat that floated.
One day our hearts were in our mouths as we watched a combine harvester & 3 tractors with trailers go over a rather small bridge over the bi-wear, then along an off side canal path over the aqueduct over the River Yarrow.
There are lots of goslings, and I’ve deleted lots of photos of them.
We have met a couple of swans with much smaller broods than our neighbours last year, who had 9 cygnets.
This shoal, if that’s what you call lots of tadpoles, fascinated us. We guess there are safety in numbers.
There have been some super sunsets, even if we were only able to see their reflections.
The last full moon almost blinded us, it was like daylight.
Monday we spent at Martin Mere Wetland Centre for Magnus’ birthday, lucky for him, there was a teacher training day.