In one single day in Braunston we managed to not only be 'not found' by NB Ellen but lost their phone number and e-mail address ... grrr!
We also had a long promised brekkie at the Gongoozlers rest and re- stocked the freezer at the excellent butchers
The sunshine was glorious. I really must finish painting that other shutter
We had an excellent pint at The Admiral Nelson - lovely sofas and a roaring fire where we met up with Mike - a friend of Diana that used to work for us in our shop in our previous existence - he has subsequently bought NB Lady Thelma and moved on to the cut. He's followed our blog since we first took to the water and has been looking out for us.
and then we found Maffi as we approached Hillmorton Locks and then passed Derwent 6 - we should catch up with them this week
There was enough pheasant casserole left for Maffi to have supper with us and Molly happily curled up in Baxter's chair to snooze the evening away
now she is one gorgeous little dog that knows how to make herself at home
Then we moved on to Newbold to catch a bus into Rugby and just about finished the Xmas shopping
Saturday night Simon and Kelly (who bought the Barley Mow at Newbold) held an Irish night with a great busker, dancers and stew and colcannon. I think this has to be one of the nicest pubs we've been in for years. They are into all things boaty and doggy and were pretty amazing as front of house mine hosts. They've only been in there since the end of July and they now provide laundry facilities and you can rent a bathroom. So if you want to languish in a bath (whilst your washing washes) for the afternoon and then have a pint with good home made food for supper; then this is the place for you.
We'll move back to Braunston tomorrow where we are expecting a lot of visitors starting with Kevin and Debbie from WB Avalon in the afternoon. Sadly not NB Ellen though - looks like that will have to be after Xmas now.