Sunday, 23 December 2012

A change of Christmas plans!

We planned to use the boat over the Christmas period - travelling to Kintbury, having Christmas Day Lunch with Janet and Gerald (nb Toulouse) at a restaurant and then back to Froud’s Bridge Marina, making a week of it.   Due to the amount of rain already swelling the River Kennet, and more forecast, plus a sudden lock closure at Widmead Lock (no 89) which would prevent us from reaching Kintbury, we have decided to abandon our plans and stay land based for Christmas.
We are still looking forward to having lunch with Janet and Gerald as planned and will just check on “Chance” while we are in the area.  Our daughters will travel down to see us in Selsey on Boxing Day.
Now for the important bit - we would like to wish all our friends and blog readers, and your families and loved ones, a happy Christmas and a very good New Year!
And lastly, we have discovered that you can still view the “Jib Jab” card we sent last year and thought, in memory of Oscar, we would publish it again.  It seemed to go down so well with everyone last year and made us laugh so much to see it again.
Click on the picture above to have a laugh with us!  
Best Wishes
Doug and James


  1. Happy Christmas to you both,

  2. Hope you have a peaceful holiday - I loved the card last year and am very glad to see it again - a fine tribute to Oscar.

    Best wishes

    Sue, nb Indigo Dream

  3. And a very happy Christmas and New Year to you both. Looks like you have planned to have a great time.. enjoy!

  4. Merry Christmas to you both and all best wishes for the fabulous New Year you are going to have.

    Di and David

  5. Fab card!! Merry Christmas to you both, have fun and see you in the new year x