Saturday, 10 December 2016

That's Better

The painted sun cover for the chart plotter looks much better.  Next job is to take the Tridata cover home and do the same with that and get some Raymarine transfers made up for them.

Friday, 9 December 2016

No Lion or Witch.

It is the night of Liam's works Christmas party tonight so we are having this evening in Sheffield, unusual for us with the boat still in the water, but sometimes these things happen. We will head to the marina tomorrow morning after a hearty breakfast at home. So we won't really lose any boating time. 

While Liam was hunting a shirt down in his wardrobe with limited success he decided it was fine time we both pulled our fingers out and sorted out our wardrobes. A dull job if ever there was one. But a job which is strangely satisfying once completed and you can find all of your clothing again. The clothing to be gotten rid of was bagged up to be recycled and we now both have clean and tidy wardrobes with acres of space in them.

I tell you. It's all rock and roll in our household!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Four Seasons

Well we really have been treated to four seasons in one week this week.

It started out bitterly cold and frosty yet sunny and bright, switched to mild yet windy and just now has switched again to wet and miserable and dismal. All we have missed is a bit of snow. Mind you the frost was so heavy on Monday it could have been mistaken for snow in places!

For a small island nation we do get our fair variety of weather in one week.

Looking ahead though if the forecasts are right we look set to have a mild weekend. Not bad for the middle of December and approaching Christmas for temperatures to be in double digits.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Simple Grub

We always favour a simple meal after a long day at work. I mean who really wants to be spending hour slaving over the hob after spending 12 (or often more) hours out of the house at work and commuting?

Well we certainly don't!

Yesterdays evening meal was a simple homemade chicken kiev, simplicity on a plate. A chicken breast scored down the top, stuffed with some homemade reduced fat garlic butter and coasted in homemade garlic and herb crouton crust. Bake for 25 minutes and there you have a simple easy meal.

I served this with stuffed sweet potatoes which I had baked the evening before so they simply needed scooping out, mixing with some cheese and then spooning back in again and baking with the chicken. The selection of vegetables speaks for itself really. A winter selection of sprouts, kale, broccoli and carrot.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Cold

It was a cold and frosty start to the day yesterday morning and for the first time this year we awoke to ice on the surface of the water, not only in the marina but also on the Fossdyke from the glimpses that we caught as we drove home.

It will be short lived though as temperatures are set to rise as of today and by the weekend will be positively mild for the time of year.



Monday, 5 December 2016

Switched Over

Yesterday we tackled the job of changing the dashboard switches for the new ones we had bought. It may only be a small job but it has already made such a difference to how the dashboard looks. 

Before:



And after:



We have brought the sun cover home for the chart plotter this morning and this will get painted in the week with some paint designed for plastics. So the dashboard should hopefully be looking as good as new by the beginning of next weekend.

One set of small jobs crossed off the list.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Manic

Lincoln was a tad busy yesterday. The atmosphere was buzzing but blimey it was heaving. Far too busy for our liking.