I'm a big yoghurt fan and have discovered the best yoghurt ever here in England. It's actually made in Greece, hardly surprising, and is called Fage Total Greek Yoghurt. It's fat free and the thickest creamiest yoghurt. The fruit ones are just as good as the plain. Thanks Lynne for telling me about it long ago. We always have a tub in our fridge and use it on spicy curries, and on my breakfast. I was so disappointed to find it isn't available in Australia. I better make the most of it while I still can.
Yesterday when Roger and Heather from nb Celtic Kiwi came by we were heading out the door so this morning we went to have a better chat with them. They asked us in for coffee. Celtic Kiwi is a share boat and they come over for 6 weeks each year. It was great to get to know you both and thanks for lending us your vacuum cleaner.
We went off for a walk around Braunston. We hadn't been inside the church before, just enjoyed the bell ringing. It's a lovely church with gorgeous lead light windows. On the way back through the village I noticed the front door of one of the cottages had a little alcove to one side. I wonder what it had been for?
Back on the boat we made a cup of tea to have with an Eccles cake - we hadn't tried them before. They were nice. We were rudely interrupted by a knocking on the side of the boat. It was Barry and Carol! How could we resist one last get together afloat. We enjoyed a couple of days at Braunston knowing they weren't too far away and they are planning to head through Napton down the Oxford so a slight detour into Braunston worked out well. More tea... cider... beer... and chatting until it was time for Barry to listen to his football match on the radio.
I had ordered Carol printed books of the blog from April to November last year, covering the time we cruised together. I borrowed them to have a look at them. I've had a couple of years worth printed and sent to my brother in Melbourne but haven't seen them for myself yet. The books are great quality. There was an unexpected VAT amount payable when they arrived so that's something to be aware of if ordering from Blog2print and having the books sent to the UK. We didn't have this happen with those sent to Oz so I wasn't aware of it.
Angie, I handed over another set of mooring pin covers!
While we cooked dinner comprising the few items we had left in the fridge, the swan family came by with their youngsters. We had no bread so tossed out a handful of cornflakes which seemed to go down well. One of the little cygnets climbed onto mums back and hid under her wing. So cute.
Mick said to me today "do you know how long it's been since I had a splinter". I think he is missing work.