Saturday, 19 May,
Back to the boat, Cleaning ,sorting checking until a voice from inside tells me that Meghan is on her way.
Into the car back to the let where there is a reasonable sized TV to watch the wedding. All over by 1400 so back to the Cleaning, Sorting & checking. Another ready meal at the let and feet up for the night.
Sunday, 20 May,
Pack the car and leave the let. Now it is time to start putting all the clothing back where we can find them. After lunch we remember early closing on Sundays so off to Tesco's to fill the cupboards. Oat cakes & Pork Pies are in the trolly to add two more ticks to our english favorites. With every thing on board we feel like we are back in the grove except I have taken over Diana's sore throat and runny nose and am short of energy.
Shortly after 5pm we hear a call from across the canal. Jim & Anne of "Pilkies tours" were in the area so called in to see us. We had a great old catchup but declined to join them for a meal, mainly due to my energy levels and we would be spending Bank holiday weekend with them next week. Early to bed.
Monday, 21 May,
The car is due back at 1130 so we drive to Hazel Grove and then catch a bus to Stockport. This being the 4th year we have been into the same phone shop to set up a data plan and get a new simcard for Diana you would expect it to be simple. This year the data plan was established quite quickly. Diana's simcard, another story. We keep the same number by sending each other a text every six months on our UK simcards. As soon as I put mine in at the airport it worked. Diana has changed her phone and needed a smaller card which I thought would be simple, but no when they tried to find her number it had been disconected, Why? the rules have changed and you need to use the phone every 3 months. We last used it 3 months and 5 days ago. The end result after 60min on the phone, is that she can reactivate her number but they have to post the card to her. All going well we will have the card this weekend and she will have a phone again.
Tuesday, 22 May,
Diana has had a busy day as I spent it doing very little. Up for breakfast then back to bed. Up for lunch and make the bed. Diana has spent the morning on domestic duties which I slept through. After lunch she walked into New Mills to do whatever she had to do. I could only manage a few tasks but feeling a little better. Hoping for better tomorrow.