Saturday, 19 July 2014
Congratulations to Team Saltisford Arm.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A while a go I said I would post photographs of our Tomatoes and so here they are so far. We are looking forward to them going Red and tasting them.
Having watered the garden and the pots, it began to rain and the sky turned an amazing colour.
With it came a Rainbow.
The extra water will not only do the gardens good but also the lawns here, because they are looking a tad dry.
Before retreating back into the boat, these visitors arrived on Wendy’s wheel behind her boat.
Then along came another mum with her one duckling.
It was their turn to stand on the wheel.
Nature is such a wonderful thing and I never get tired of seeing ducklings.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Today the Saltisford Arm won Warwick in Bloom Community Award.
I took over looking after the Sensory Garden and raised beds in the arm in October for something to do whilst we are not moving. With the help of Jack, Maria and others we managed to get the Sensory Garden and Orchard looking at its best for judging this morning.
Jack and I.
The chairman Nigel Hamilton was then rung with the news that we had won the category. As you can imagine we are so very excited.
This afternoon the local paper has been and taken photographs for the Warwick Courier which comes out Friday.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Last night at Warwick Castle it was proms at the castle and in the arm we were treated to the display by a Spitfire. Unfortunately it was raining lightly, but never the less I stood outside and watched the majestic plane swooping across the sky.
Today it was the turn of the Thai Festival.
With the Warwick Thai Festival East meets West once again as the popular annual event returns to the town centre, with Market Place filled with the spiced aromas of eastern cooking and music of the orient. It was our fist visit to the event and we will definitely go again.
The Mayoress officially opened the festival, having walked from the Castle up Swan Street and into the Market Square, where crowds had gathered to join in with the Thai celebrations.
Warwick has a long association with Thailand after helping with the tsunami appeal and in 2012 the Rotary Club was able to provide an extra dialysis machine.
During the day there was to be cookery classes, Thai Boxing and dancing with music also thrown in and of course lots of food.
There were plenty of craft stalls.
The food stalls smelt amazing, so amazing that we had lunch from one of them. Keith had Thai Green Curry with noodles and I had Chicken and Cashew Nuts with Rice, both meals were £5 and extremely filling. If you had never eaten Thai food before, it was a great way to sample the food.
There was something for everyone and none of it overly expensive, which makes a nice change when going to a festival. By the time we were ready to come home the Market Place was heaving with people, children and dogs. Why on earth you would want to take your dog to something like this I have no idea. They would have been much happier at home.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Seven years ago marmite came into the world and 12 weeks later she came into our lives.
Since having her part of our boats crew there has never been a dull moment. Lots of laughter, scratching and of cause biting, especially every morning when we play fight on the bed as I try to but the bed away.
Happy Birthday Marmite.xxxxxxxxxxxxx