ReadThis may be a bit of a cheat but...the weather report. I've been obsessing over this with the boat returning to the water on Wednesday we were hoping and praying for a sunny day. Rain was forecast on Monday and Tuesday and part of me felt as though we wouldn't be lucky enough for nice weather whilst she returns and settles into the broads, but we were lucky! Yay!!
I'll be keeping an eye out for the next week too as we have a sailing lesson next week and a weekend on her planned for Easter.
The boat return to the water! We also made a friend at the boatshed and his boat returned to the water just before ours so we headed down to the river to watch that.
I am amazed at how the men at the boatshed are able to move the boats around and go within cm's of boat with the tractor and manage not to hit them.
I was amazed.
I also watched my husband work so hard to get the mast up and to get the sails on. As someone who hasn't done that before, ever, I couldn't believe how well he did. I am honestly so proud of him.
Everyone is so welcoming and supportive, and even better they welcome the boys and it makes me feel so happy that they don't judge us or think we are out of our depth.
We're quite sad that one of our friends is selling his boat and moving abroad and despite only knowing him a couple of months we will really miss him and his wife. I'm hoping we will keep in touch with them. He has been a fantastic friend and really helped us to get our boat ready and to get her launched. We couldn't have done it without him.
And the boys think he is fantastic too.
This week my husband helped another man to move his boat up the river and again, he was so friendly and welcoming. It's all about having something in common, something to share, that it's almost like we are all friends already without ever meeting. We find ourselves talking to people and then as we are about to leave we say "Oh, I don't even know your name". We don't have many friends so this is really heartwarming to be accepted despite only owning a boat for almost 4 months and having never sailed before.
My Converse were perfect though and despite worrying that they were going to never stop causing me blisters as they did when I first bought them they have been fab!
The place I went this time was empty so the boys were able to have their hair cut at the same time so I didn't have one bored boy waiting for the other one.