Monday, 13 February 2012

Dissension on MR or mutiny on the Grand Union?

We've been going through the C & RT candidates' manifests. One licence one vote, so G and I had to agree on who we were going to vote for (if any) besides Andrew Tidy. One candidate said he wanted to support the share boat owners and that there were 3,000 odd - now, how many boat licences is that? Let's guess at 10 shares per boat, say, and most are likely to be couples - that makes 20 people to agree; it's worse than a jury!!! Can you imagine what would happen if the government said one building on the electoral role = one vote. Two adults and two teenagers of voting age having to agree, collectively, on their vote/s. Or what about a 3 or 4 storey building divided into 20 bedsits for couples and singles. Then there are halls of residence full of hundreds of university students. It's not been very well thought through this, has it?

Last Tuesday we went to The Old Crown at Ashton for our, belated, celebratory meal at the start of our 5th year afloat. Despite a bit of a 'fine dining' thing going on the prices were very reasonable and  dogs are not just allowed in, but allowed in the restaurant area.

No snow in pic below as I took it the week before when they were closed.
If you are just looking for a nice walk with your dogs and a spot of lunch they do a good range of sandwiches with either chips or salad fro £5 to £6.
This was my starter - chicken livers and mushrooms with fried bread and a brandy and cream sauce - yummy comfort food.
G had the king scallops wrapped in bacon with a butternut cream and spinach puree.

For mains I had a hot spicy king prawn salad whilst G stuck to an excellent steak (he doesn't get a lot of meat at home - especially red). I shan't mention the puddings, but the sticky toffee had a lot of sugar work going on and the custard was not Birdseye.


  1. Looks delicious - a fine celebration for your 5th year aboard - let's hope it's a good one!

    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

  2. We also had some 'discussion' about who was going to be voted for but only after I had complained that I didn't have a vote! Actually that's what the 'discussion' was about really :-).
    The boat belongs to me too, it's not fair that just Neil gets the vote :-(
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  3. Kath, do you think we should chain ourselves to the railings? Talk about going back to the dark ages - European Courts or the Human Rights wat nots would probably find this election invalid.