On Thursday on her way to Winchester, Lesley dropped me off at Leatherhead to stay overnight with my mum's sister Molly. We went for lunch in Dorking and then visited mum's other sister Joyce who is nearly 94. They are the last of a family of 8 siblings, and each reminds me of mum in different ways. It is always lovely to see them, they are such fun. Lesley picked me up again on Friday morning and there was a bit of a photo shoot prior to our leaving.
|At Molly's in Leatherhead - Lesley is justifying why she is giving me a hard time. You can see by the look on her face and her body language that she is sure she is right!|
|The pile of chopped off branches stretches back about 12 feet.|
After lunch we went for a short walk along the moorings and the boats are quite amazing - almost none of them would fit on the canals so it was lovely to see them in their setting. Question: what is the structure on the side of the these boats for? The piece that looks like a wing? Is it decorative or of use? Any ideas/information? (Lesley's dad said it is a keel that is lowered when in deeper water - now why didn't I think of that?)
|Julie and Lesley are only in this photo to provide size perspective ...|
|I thought this was lovely - esp the questions they answer at the bottom. It refers to the boat in the picture above.|
|The winch for the anchor intrigued me - none of this just heaving it over the side!|
|This one is called Defiance - strange then that Lesley and Julie are walking alongside it as I took the photo - was that meant?|
|The black estate car had just decided that he had missed the exit on the roundabout, screeched to a halt and turned back and off. Two vehicles following managed to stop - not sure how!|
I am now in White City staying with Barry and Pauline. Barry is making Pauline's brekkie prior to her heading off to work.
David is in the air on his way to Singapore. This time tomorrow, he'll be here! Yay!!!