Man what awful weather! Locals here in the marina are going to ban us from coming down to AmyJo soon as so far, on the two occasions we have spent aboard its blown a hooly. Still we are getting the measure of the log burner and we're comfy in the marina and lovely and warm even if my whiskey is getting shaken and not stirred as the boat gets rocked about.
Chris had xmas-ised the saloon with a fibre optic tree and tinsel so it looks and feels really cosy now
While I'm typing the rain has suddenly got a lot worse and its throwing stair rods outside. I just got dripped on and looked up at the Houdini hatch thinking that was the culprit but when Chris announced she got dripped on as well we realised the rain was bouncing on the roof and coming in the mushroom vents. Would appreciate any advise on how to deal with this. Was thinking of hanging empty bean tins under them if it gets any worse. Fortunately it was only a short down pour so no problem now.
We're staying on AmyJo now for Christmas and Joanne will join us tomorrow after work. Sadly Amy has to work the pub bar (her second job) over the holiday so cannot join us. We'll just have to make it up to her later. We are, however, under orders to face time her when its time to open the pressies. (yes we have now joined the ranks of iphone owners.)
Chris has just fired up the oven for the first time and smoked out the cabin as its new. Fortunately the extractor fan made short work of the fog and thus Beef casserole is happily simmering away so I am going to lay table.
SO that's it for now but