This is Pete's new love. Apparently it is going to do everything for him and every so often I catch him giving it a little stroke and muttering sweet nothings to it!!!!
A couple of weeks ago I went sailing on Dawn, a beautiful old Thames barge. It was JP's birthday (I won't mention how old, it would be very rude!) and he spent the day running around being a bargeman. The rest of us just laid on the deck and enjoyed the sail and the passing scenery. The weather was absolutely perfect and we had a really great day out sailing up and down the Blackwater. The red sails are very traditional around here and these barges look quite magnificent, especially when you get a lot them together and they are racing. We are lucky to live here!