Sunday morning Mum gets the charts out with a little confused Joshua. Its a lot to take in but he's trying! Jimmy James also arrived today. He will be helping take the boat to Plymouth, so I got his bunk ready for his stay on Blue. It definitely felt like home when I left yesterday and I cannot wait to be back on in Portugal.
The weekend beginning the 19th of June the boat was open for friends and family to come on board to have a look at where we will be living for the next 2 + years. In the morning on the Saturday Josh's sister, her husband and little Ethan arrived to have a tour of the boat. A little later the Grandparents arrived and with Nanna having had her knee recently replaced, we did not think that she would be able to get down into the saloon to see much at all but low and behold! she made it down smoothly and easily. We were all quite amazed. Grandma was great too, she was like a gazelle! Who said you aren't agile at 83...
The boat got a little full once we had everyone inside so Tom got segregated to the naughty step, his mouth is full of sausage rolls i'm guessing.
Later on we had Auntie Pam, Uncle Tony, Vanessa, Auntie Lucille, Robert and Emma join us for a cup of tea and a piece of Nessies delicious Victoria sponge. Josh's parents we last to arrive but it was lovely to have everyone together before Mum and Dad leave. It got a little emotional towards the end but we all knew it would! It's nice to see that they will be missed.
Today we went to visit Into the Blue hoping that she would be put into the water. Unfortunately when we got down to Fox's boatyard something had broken off the bottom of the boat which needed to be fixed.
However, it was lovely to see the progress that had been made on her and to see her looking all nice and shiny! Rodney are I were picturing ourselves fishing, jumping, eating and messing around on the front of the boat. To say we're excited is an understatement.
It was a beautifully sunny day and we were all getting even more excited! (if thats at all possible) Whilst talking to some of the workmen, Dad and Tom managed to get a dive compressor and 2 air tanks which came off another yacht for pretty much nothing. So even though the boat didn't go into the water it was a trip worth made!
They had also redone her name which looks great.
On my recent trip to Rome with Joshua I had some problems with my lower wisdom teeth, so after a trip to the dentist and me filling him in on our travelling plans I went to the hospital on the 1st of June to have all 4 removed.....
It wasn't a pleasant experience but rather that than Dad standing on my head in the middle of the pacific ocean pulling out my teeth himself! (Thats bound to make your teeth hurt just thinking about it)
Now I have what looks like a growth on the side of my face.... hey ho! Onwards and upwards!
30th April 2015
Dad and Tom had a meeting in London today so Mum tagged along as I was off work. I wanted to take her somewhere that would be informative and also interesting, so what better exhibition than the Coral Reef Exhibition at the V and A.
Mum isn't into scuba diving (Yet) but we all love fish and anything to do with the sea.
There was a lot in the exhibition about preserving the coral reefs, it extremely important to make sure you leave only bubbles when visiting....
On our day out in London, the sun was shining so all Tom wanted was an ice cream. So to make him happy we took him to an ice cream parlour in South Kensington. He was a very happy boy!