Since the last blog update, we have moved from the Airbnb in Reading to what we call our ‘Christmas family home’ in Hartley Wintney. This is the fourth year we have rented this house where, for a couple of weeks or so, the children come and go as they please. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment and most rooms are taken most nights 😊
On Christmas Eve, we had a happy flashback to the summer when our friends Ian & Lisette published an update to their blog. One of the pictures showed our home when we left it in Migennes during the second heatwave when we returned to the UK for a few days for our annual family camping trip.
|Thanks Ian, for the picture (his blog is a good read)|
|Some of the original housing near our Airbnb|
|Riverside eating area under water in the town centre|
|Rough water at the tail of County lock, also in the town centre - not really suitable for a narrowboat|
Mentioning Christmas reminds me that our fellow boaters who have stayed on board in Châlons-en-Champagne for the festive period sent us some pictures of their decorations.
|Nikki & Gorete’s Puddleduck with us tucked behind them|
|Bill & Jane’s Lazybones|
We did our secret Santa before eating and Karen was particularly pleased to receive her present: