Well a plan to leave Shardlow went to pot, when I turned on the tap expecting water , none appeared, it turned out the water pump,had tripped the fuse so switched it on and then noticed the water kept on pumping, so after checking all oblivious things that could go wrong all to no avail, so phoned the builder Findlay,who in turn phoned one of his workers who turned out to be our old neighbour Mark the electrician, who said he would come and see us, but he was on his boat so a couple of hours later he turned up an temporary fixed it for us for the night. Later in the evening we joined Mark,his girlfriend and his friend in the pub and had a good night chatting and supping beer before returning to the boat.
clocks went forward so had one less hour in bed, but we were not up as early as Mark and his crew he was up at five because his girl friend had work so they had to return back to Nottingham.
As the repair was only temporary we couldn't start the engine. So hence we couldn't use anything electrical, as the batteries were flat, also we didn't have much water, during the day was alright but in the night with out a telly........It was alright we played a few games and read, before of to bed and actually chatted to each other, most we have done in 30 odd years of marriage :)
Monday weather was fine again , so we waited for Mark to return with a new pump and pressure reducing valve,which he'd did and then fixed the boat, whilst waiting for Mark,I painted the side of boat to get some of the scrapes which I have required over last year.
After Mark finished we set off and filled up with water before going on for a little while before mooring out in the country side so we can keep the engine running so we can fully charge the batteries.
We then had our dinner before having a nice shower, bliss, before settling down for the night.