Roly and Bev (nb Klara) very kindly asked if I'd like to come with them for a day out to Stafford and then lunch at the Radford Bank pub.
We had a wander around the shops in Stafford, then a visit to Asda, an electrical place (can't remember the name) and then B&Q to buy some timber strips for Ray and Diane. I've discovered that Roly is a shopaholic! Boy was he in his element. His favourite purchase for the day was a pair of battery operated heated gloves. The photo below says it all.
Rob and Sally joined us at the Radford. It's a carvery and I couldn't believe the price : £3.69!! Talk about cheap and cheerful. I'll have to mark it in our cruise guide.
After a good old natter at the pub we returned and I spent the remainder of the day working - catching up in preparation for a few days off next week. I'm going to Italy on Wednesday for a few days with Claudia, my German friend, and her daughter Tamara. We're going to Lake Garda. What a treat! I'll come back on the Sunday and leave them to the remainder of their holiday. Mick will be arriving 5am Monday morning so after 7 weeks I thought I should make sure I'm there to meet him. Those 7 weeks seemed an eternity at the time he left but they've gone fairly quickly for me because I've kept busy and had a couple of side trips. Mick's finding it harder. We'll both be glad when he's back on deck and we can go out cruising. If only the weather would ease up.