Okay, I felt so bad that I couldn't wait until Sunday and besides I will want to show off some wedding pictures then (and yes Connie I will include the hat!), so here goes.....
Ib - my new job is going great thank you, no stress and lots of freedom. Oh and it is actually illegal to harvest the samphire to sell, but good idea!
Margy - we will be installing a ship's wheel with hydraulic steering gear. The boat made its own 'hole' within a couple of days and always goes back down flat. It was initially one of our concerns but all has worked out well.
Mel - there are plenty of grey mullet swimming around. The recipe Pete was given is; clean and gut the mullet, lay on silver foil with thyme, rosemary and a house brick, wrap and bake for half hour. Open silver foil, throw away fish and suck house brick, it has a better taste than the fish! Don't know really how true this is but Pete has never bothered trying!
Margy, Connie and Jo - the samphire has a very salty taste, but perhaps Chickpea could give me a recipe that might make me change my mind?
DC - shame I cannot call myself flat bottomed!
Val - we have a spare bed now if you want to experience the mudflats for real xxx