Monday, 16 April 2012

Ticker Time!

James had his last pre – op. blood test today which was within limits so he’s all set and ready for his “jump start” tomorrow.  It’s a short operation under general anaesthetic  so he should be out in the afternoon and ok to re-roof the shed! (only joking).  He’s had many ‘good luck – we’ll be thinking of you’ messages and would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts.

We’ve been kicking our heels a bit this last couple of weeks as we’re really keen to get back on ‘Chance’ as soon as possible.  We’ve been reading the blogs of you all who are travelling now and have felt quite envious.

Last Friday we went with our friend Ann to the theatre at Chichester to see Penelope Keith in “The Way of the World” by William Congreve.  It was first performed in 1700 so the dialogue was fairly hard work to follow on occasions but it was very well acted.


Doug and Ann outside the Festival Theatre.


This week end we’ve bottled the last of the sloe gin.  Two bottles to take on ‘Chance’ and enjoy with whoever we might meet up with.  This glassful wouldn’t go into the bottles so we had to drink it!


The beach this morning at Selsey during the fantastic sunshine we’ve been enjoying this last week.


  1. Good luck for tomorrow James. You'll be back to boating in no time. If I'd known you were into sloe gin, I would have offered you a glass when we met in March. We have been making sloe gin for years and we always find the taste improves if left for a year or two. Maybe the next time we meet we can compare recipes

  2. All the very best for tomorrow James. Just like jump starting a cortina! Keep us in the loop. Love to both. John and Ali xx

  3. Thinking of you James and wishing you all the best.
    Stephen& Jayne
    nb Dolce Far Niente
    PS: hope to see you at Crick if not before.

  4. All the best for tomorrow James, and try not to worry Doug, we're thinking of you both.
    Kevin x & Harry x