Monday, 24 September 2007

Fire, fire.

Still moored at Little Venice.

Friday was a quiet time aboard Gypsy Rover as Mary and Tony took themselves off to the Southampton Boat show. Being yachters they were very keen to see what was on the market over here. They came home with  a new mattress underlay to keep the underside of the mattress dry and aired (don't know how they will get that in their suitcase) and a whole load of brochures. Tracey and Dot went on a shopping trip and it was back down the engine hole for me to get some more painting done.

Well, Saturday started off well planned with Tracey going back to Wimbledon to meet a friend and watch rugby on the big screen at the Walkabout. Mary, Tony and Dot were going to Queensway to the laundrette but upon arrival at the laundrette they found the fire brigade in attendance hauling burning clothing out of the shop onto the footpath outside. Seems a drier got a bit too hot, "How would you like your washing madam, medium dry or well done?"


Fireman at work

Luckily there was another laundrette close by so they did got their washing done after all and it was a much nicer laundrette as well. Me, well two guess's as to where I was and what I was doing.

Sunday and Mary and Tony are off to do a flight on the London Eye, visit St Paul's cathedral, Tower bridge and the Tower of London, that should keep them busy for the day. Dot is having a quiet read while I'm finishing what I started 2 days ago. Its not easy trying to manoeuvre myself around in such a confined space and try and paint in all the little nooks and crannies but it's got to be done.

692 locks, 893 miles, 25 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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