Sunday, October 13, 2013

Short Update

Once again I am sitting in an airport lounge. At least the BA lounge here at Heathrow has reasonable munchies and acceptable coffee. I'm off to Israel for a few days to meet with the Israeli squints. Unfortunately the girl will be in the army, but the boy will be at home. I have not written since our wonderful holiday on the narrowboats. It really was special. The week the four of us had together was unique. There is stuff to do, but mostly it's stuff we did together. Locks, and trying up, visiting the many lovely village pubs and eating bwo's vacation cooking. She definitely is the best at rustling up meals while on vacation.

We started off in the Ophelia, which sprung a leak. None of our doing, there was some issue with water coming in where the prop shaft meets the drive shaft. So we were then given the Prince Hal. An eight sleeper. It was comfortable, but not the easiest to manage as it was hugely long (65 feet). We cruised up to Tixell Wide where we turned around. We spent lots of time together. Just talking (the kids managed to find computer games that required no internet) with a lot of resting. Most of the activity was done by lunch time, so we had the afternoons to explore and sleep. It was a wonderful break, one of the very best ever.

Getting back to work was quite a shock. A lot had gone on in my absence, and even though I could keep up with email, the last week back has been stressful. Now it's a quick trip back to Israel, then back to Richmond and the rainy weather.

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