Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Settling in

A week and a day since the move and it has flown as been so busy. Just about set straight and feeling quite settled and at home.
The sat dish didn't seem to have suffered any harm from its dunking & was reaffixed only to fall off again at the next puff of wind so is now secured with parcel tape - looks a bit heath robinson but will do pro tem till a permanent fix can be sorted.
Went shopping at nearest Asda on sat am which was on Dome leisure park, Doncaster approx 14 miles but passed a Tescos at Edenthorpe (9 miles) so may try there next time instead. I usually find Asda a bit cheaper but given extra fuel to Asda probably not much diff !
Went for a walk around Thorne Sat afternoon, didn't take OS map so got a bit lost - didn't realise how big Thorne is also had wrong footwear on so sore feet.
Sunday visited by Scarborough branch. Astrid & Fin seemed quite taken by the boat
We intended to have a pub lunch & walked up to the Canal Tavern where we had had a lovely meal on friday teatime to find they only had the carvery on sunday lunch which ruled Mark & I out as we are veggies so opted for sarnies back onboard which the kids prefered anyway.
After they had gone off home (via Meadowhall!) we settled in to watch Hull City v Ipswich, lost 1-0 so now down to the playoffs - fingers crossed.

Monday, acc to weather forecast was going to be showery so decided to get the train into Sheffield as we wanted to see 'Joy Division' film which is being shown at Showroom cinema. Have not been to Sheffield city centre before and what a pleasant experience! Water features, gardens & a vibrant street market, made for a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The cinema is great and we shall certainly be back - comfy seats and not ear splittingly loud sound which usually puts me off going to see films. They also have a bar/cafe which we didn't try but looked inviting - perhaps next time. But no rain, it was a beautiful warm & sunny day!

Lainy came yesterday and fitted the door and a fantastic job she has made of it! The weather was warm & sunny so I decided to leave doors open & see how the cats reacted.

Ist peek!
Poppy being brave.
Soona went into hiding as 'stranger' onboard ( Lainy!) and remained under sofa rest of day whilst Poppy ventured out onto stern deck & seemed quite happy to sit in the sun without venturing any further.
Think they were a bit miffed at bedtime when the way was barred.......
So all in all things going well and if this fine weather holds I will attempt to repair the damaged paintwork before the rust sets in.

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