I took the little kit around to the other side of the marina to return it to them. That resulted in a cup of tea and a chat and next thing it was lunchtime! Jim walked back with me to try another great idea he has. He bought a small black plastic paint pot to use as a cover for their chimney flue when it's necessary to remove the cap to go under a bridge or in a tunnel. It keeps the rain out. Jim kindly offered to buy us one on his next visit to B&Q as they're hiring a car next week. Thanks Jim!
After lunch I spent a few hours on work until Joan, nb Two Jays, called in to bring a few little tarts she'd been making when I was there earlier (another cup of tea). Now, I can't remember what she called them but they were made using "curds" (which were overflowing on her gas hob as I left this morning!). They were delicious.
Our outdoor temperature gauge has become useless since we started using the solid fuel stove. We often need to crack the front doors a little if it isn't really cold out and now the weather station tells us a false reading for "outdoors" because the sensor is in the cratch. We didn't want to mount the sensor on the outside of the boat as it's not really a weather proof thing. Ray gave me a little plastic thermometer yesterday so we've hooked it on the outside of one of the windows so we can see it through the window.
The only job outstanding for now is moving the tv. All the piles of stuff we've had on the living room floor for weeks are gone! It's such a relief.
The snow didn't eventuate today but I did hear mention that there had been a little in Stafford which is just down the road. It seems we're in for a cold few days!
Weather for Stone, UK
Currently : 0°C Clear
Sat : Chance of snow, Max 4° Min -3°
Sun : Partly sunny, Max 2° Min -2°
Mon : Chance of snow, Max 3° Min -3°
Tue : Mostly sunny, Max 3° Min -5°
Photos today :
1. The finished bathroom cabinet
2. Jim dragging his bags of coal over the bridge
3. Very choppy water in the marina today