Wednesday 22 January 2014

Kiwis calling

Today we walked into Stone to post a couple of items.  First we saw Jo from nb Gentle Presence who works at the Co Op. Next was Gil from nb Shoehorn waiting at the checkout. Goodness..... we are starting to feel like locals.

We decided to have a coffee at Costa and there it continued with seeing Roly and Bev from nb Klara who came in to join us and five minutes later in came Tony and Hazel with guide dog puppy Zia.  We had only been in Stone for half an hour!

The walk back to the marina was enjoyable despite the chill in the air.

Roly came by later on the hunt for something Aussie, more coffee and more chat.  A very sociable day it was and at Mick's speed of just a couple of people at a time.  Perfect.

The big excitement for the day is our NZ friends Clive and Marie, as well as their grown up kids Kyle and Charissa will be arriving in Manchester on 25th March.  They will be embarking on their second grand adventure. They've already done 18 months around the USA in a motor home a few years ago. Now they've bought one here in England and they will do 10 months around England and Europe. We are so thrilled that everything's come together for them before we leave. We won't have a huge amount of time to spend with them as we will be aiming for Crick by end April (unless we've sold Parisien Star before then). But still, it's lovely that they will get to come cruising. Awesome news guys. We can't wait to see you all.

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