Catching up with friends

A great weekend back in Banbury. Julie and Barry popped into see us on Saturday afternoon. We heard all about their wonderful cruise and their stay with their son Ben and his new wife Laura in Miami just before Christmas. Also caught up with progress at the boatyard on the Thames that Barry is managing.

Later on that Saturday afternoon Paul and I joined fellow Banbury boaters Si and Kaz and Gary for a drink in the pub, followed by a curry supper on Nene Pilot (Si and Kaz’s boat).

 Nene Pilot

 The boat looked very festive with a tree, lights and decorations. Kaz and Si’s 2 dogs settled down on the sofa with us and we felt right at home.

Simon GarySimon prepared a tasty chicken curry (thats it hiding under his t-shirt, Gary has spotted it). I did something with Aubergines and split peas and Paul did a fish curry. All a bit hot and spicy, but the wine was flowing so it seemed to go down OK. Kaz brought out the cheese and Port to finish the meal. What a great evenin! And we made it to bed about 12.30 (us oldies at 50 cant stay up much later than that,  we need our rest!).

Oh nearly forgot, but a big thanks to Kaz for finding an aid for Roly…..

 Roly in life vest

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……..its a rather fetching doggy life vest, and will hopefully help him stay afloat should he decide to fall in the canal again. Note the handle for lifting him out.

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