Thursday 24 June 2010

Sunday afternoon Punt!

It was a glorious start to the day, weather was wonderful, birds were singing and we had decided to go to the Jenyns Arms for a pint and maybe lunch. However, just as we were about to leave a cruiser turned up trying to moor between Caxton and ourselves and with a little bit of  shunting we managed to get them in.
Tied to the outside of the cruiser was a punt with 4 lads  (sorry if there were any ladies aboard) who were punting for the Heroes Fund, they should have been under there own power but had it not been for the cruiser they would never have made their slot through Denver Sluice.
I think they decided to have a quickie at the Jenyns!

It would have taken me more than a quickie to try this between Denver Sluice and Salters Lode.

Anyway, one of the more pleasant reasons for river cruising is the greater number of different types of boats you will see, in the main Cruisers but occasionally something a little larger.

Anyway onto the Jenyns Arms for Lunch, well a liquid one , we decided not to eat, Roast Lamb £11.95, in most pubs you could both eat Sunday Lunch for that price. But hey, they were very busy.

Back to 'MR' for Dinner? No such luck when we arrived back David and Amanda, the Stalkers, were visiting Caxton and were picking Lesley and Joe's brains about their build, If you are reading this guys, how about 'The Stalker' as a possible name for your baby.

Don't mind being stalked, Amanda had been busy that morning cooking Brownies and Flapjack and you can tell by my waist line that I am very partial to both, there, I said it no one else needs to. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thank you for the food parcels guys.


  1. Of course we are reading the post. Never miss them. I will send recipes. It was a great afternoon. We learnt a lot and it seem a fair exchange - you gave us food for thought and we gave you food parcels!!


  2. Once again, Thank you.
    Oh! and when I thought of the possible boat name I hadn't thought of the fact that you are thinking Hybrid and that you will 'Turn up unannounced' ie. no engine noise.

  3. Yes we are going to be able to silently stalk you! Watch out!

  4. Choc Brownies (courtesy of Sarah Beeny who beat Gordon on the F-word with them)
    100g melted butter
    250g caster sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    100g plain flour
    5 tbsps cocoa
    Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3.
    Sieve the flour and cocoa into a bowl.
    Add the sugar. Mix eggs together and pour into the mixture.
    Add melted butter and vanilla essence and beat all ingredients together.
    Pour it into a well greased 8in spring-form cake tin with a loose base and bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy and work off that waist line locking.