Tuesday 31 October 2017

Back on the Waggon

After a long summer of excesses we have both decided it is time to get back on the waggon and start with the healthy eating once again.

Surprisingly after the first time on the scales in a while last night I had not put on too many pounds, despite not really watching what we are eating for several months now. It seems that once you are into the healthier eating pattern then even when you are not trying to lose weight you still make healthier choices regardless.

This week will be our first full proper week back on the game. And if last winters weight loss is anything to go by it shouldn't be much more then two or three weeks before we are both back down to the weight at which we started the summer binge.

I will be happy with that.

Monday 30 October 2017

More Mayhem

We have never really been ones for celebrating Halloween so for us to have two Halloween parties in succession is pretty much unheard of for us. But this weekend we did just that with a party at Worksop Manor Lodge on Friday night followed by a party at The Sun Inn, Saxilby on Saturday evening. 

Needless to say yesterday was a very quiet day spent recovering from the weekend.

Saturday 28 October 2017

Halloween Havoc

Last night we were at a friend's Halloween party wreaking havoc at their lovely home Worksop Manor Lodge. It was a great night and a great setting for an evening of devilish delights.

Friday 27 October 2017

The Norfolk Broads 2017 - Part 3

Great Yarmouth to Acle

A mornings shore break at the seaside.

The old tub waiting to leave the yacht station

A great meal in Pedros, Acle.

Acle to Potter Heigham to Salhouse to Wroxham

Still dull as we eat breakfast at PotterHeigham

But the sun comes out as we head to Salhouse.

Cruising up river.

Closer now.

Moored on Salhouse Broad

A walk in the woods.

To the Fur and Feathers for pork pie and a pint.

Wroxham Broad and a friend helping the fishermen next door.

Wroxham to Ranworth to Wayford Bridge to Sutton Broad

This picture sums up the day. Cold, wet and miserable.

Sutton Broad to Stalham to Lincoln

An early start from Sutton to beat the crowds back to the yard.

Sun rise over Sutton Broad

Handing the old girl back to the yard moored next to her twin sister.


The last day of our holiday so the last big breakfast of the week, made with sausages, bacon and black pudding from the brilliant butchers in Stalham.

Back on a familiar boat in Lincoln.

The last supper, a pair of lovely rib eye steaks from Stalham.

The steaks served up with reggae reggae sauteed potatoes, mushrooms and tomato


Thursday 26 October 2017

The Norfolk Broads 2017 Part 2

St Olaves to Norwich

That was a bit close!

A walk around the priory

Tides in this morning.

Turning onto the Yare.

Wending our way through the salt marshes.

Into Norwich.

Norwich to Great Yarmouth

Heading back down river.

Which side of this post should we be?

Not that side!

Back under the bridges.

Help on its way to the striken cruiser.

The old tub moored at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

Wednesday 25 October 2017

The Norfolk Broads 2017 Part 1

Stalham to St Bennetts Abbey

Underway with Viscount

Heading out of the yard.

The procession of boats heading down the River Ant.

Across Barton Broad.

A lovely sunset to end the day.

St Bennets Abbey to St Olaves

An early start at St Bennets

The abbey in the sunrise.

Looking out across the fields.

Heading off down river.

Breakfast stop at Stokesby.

One of many windpumps.

Under the bridges at Great Yarmouth.

Across Breydon Water.

A nice pub to end a long days cruising.