We’ve had a lovely, but busy, time this week with Vicki and Ernie - it’s definitely gave Oscar a boost having the young Ernie to stay with us. We’ve had some lovely days out together – on Tuesday we all went to Carluccio’s in Chichester for lunch to celebrate James not having to have another op. and, as usual, it was excellent food and service.
On Wednesday we travelled to Old Portsmouth and had lunch at the Spice Island Inn on the quayside - always a handy and pleasant place to be as we can take the dogs in. For the whole time we were there we had torrential rain and, to prove that the sun doesn’t always shine in our part of the world (as some of our readers think it does!) we took a photo from the window of the pub.
After a good lunch we went to the outlet village at GunWharf Quays which gave us a break from the rain as it’s mostly undercover. The underground car park is superb as it has sensors at each parking space which show little red or greens lights so that you can see at a glance where the spaces are. A brilliant idea, which we’ve not come across before – so simple.
On the way home we popped into Makro at Fareham where Vicki was very pleased to pick up a bargain Bodum BBQ. Let’s just hope they get some decent weather to use it!
Vicki modelling the BBQ so we could send the picture to Tom to check that he liked it as well.
That evening (lovely sunny weather back in Selsey!) Ernie and Oscar decided they’d take a rest after a busy day in Portsmouth.
Thursday saw some good weather and, after Vicki and Ernie headed home towards Swindon, we did a bit of gardening.
On Friday, after meeting friends for a drink at lunchtime, we spent the evening catching up with more friends over a Chinese takeaway.
Julia, Patrick, James and Eve having a very in depth conversation!
This afternoon we went into Worthing to have a look at a new car and it rained on and off all afternoon. We’ve never seen the coast so quiet on a Saturday in July and we feel so sorry for all the holiday makers trying to enjoy their breaks.
We have one more week at home before we return to ‘Chance’ on Monday and we’ll be busy catching up with people we haven’t managed to see yet. We very much hope, for everyone’s sake, that the weather improves soon as, hearing from fellow bloggers on their boats, it certainly hasn’t been great on the waterways as of late.