Monday, 28 November 2016

Flecknoe (Pleasantly quiet weekend)

Gorgeous Saturday morning at Flecknoe

We had a quiet Saturday morning pottering around the boat.  Karen finished off the curtains for the saloon and then made matching cushion covers with the left over material.


After finishing our jobs we talk a walk into Braunston – only about 2 ½ miles each way. It killed two birds with one stone: Buddy got a good walk and we got our Saturday paper and a visit to the butchers.  We had a lazy afternoon and in the evening Karen made a tasty mushroom risotto.

Sunday dawned grey and we lazed around until after lunch when we went out for a walk and ended up at the Olive Bush in Flecknoe for a quick drink before returning home for a roast dinner in the evening.

On reflection we spoke to no one over the weekend apart from the butcher and the pub landlord.  No boats moored up near us so there were no neighbours to pass the time of day with.  The butcher, as always, was full of information, e.g. he told us he had heard that the Napton flight is now open.  The lock flight has been closed for winter maintenance and has therefore stopped us venturing down towards Oxford via Cropredy and Banbury.  The landlord, also as usual, hardly spoke a word and was his normal surly self.

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