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OY!!

M (&F)  Never mind the write up, (excellent as it is) where's the photo's then? eh? eh? eh?

Purely for educational purposes you understand  Evil Grin


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I will see what Fiona took I was too busy cacking myself to take any...
I don't think she took any of the hen party though... shame really....

Life is too short

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Sigh,

No sense of priorities some folk  Frown


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This is brilliant Martin!  Very, very amusing!  Please carry on - I had to search and search to catch up on your holiday tale, serves me right for having a week cruising!

BTW, you are the first man I have ever known use the phrase "hold ups" in this sense, lol.

xxx to all,

Lisa, aka Scarlett, "Official"
Dolly Daydream, Miss Mudweight
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prove it), Honorary Malankan


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Keep the tales coming!
Liz

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See Martin, I told you we weren't the only ones reading the thread!  The numbers are going up pretty quickly.

I want to hear what happens next and I was there!!

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Charlie

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Hold ups, what else would you call them...??? They were stockings without any straps or belts or anything..

Steady on Griff........

The sight a little north of the hold ups was something to see I can tell you .....

M

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We were plodding up the Bure /Ant and enjoying the relatively sheltered stretches of the river wondering what it would be like a bit higher up. The bridge was approaching and Justin (male child number two)had taken down the masthead thingymajig and we were set. I was waiting for the first height marker knowing that it had been recently replaced and was of uncertain provenance regarding accuracy. The board was showing 8"2' and that's about our limit so the old sphincters were starting to open and close a bit. OK there is nothing else to do (apart of course from taking down the top) than see what the real height is and go for it. To facilitate this I decided to deploy the secret bridge weapon.... THE WIFE!!! Fiona has a good eye and I was certain that deploying her on the rear cabin roof with a watching brief would get us through, ok it was raining and ok it was windy and ok it was cold but this was serious stuff. So she was deployed...

We approached the bridge and Fiona was displaying no signs of any doubt whatsoever.. Yes  Yes , Yes you've plenty of room , so hearing this I went for it... Very slowly you understand I have not been married for nearly twenty years for nowt... We approached the bridge Charlie shifted in her seat a little, I look ed, looked again and without any negative noises from the roof behind entered the zone of no return. Clearing the bridge was easy or so I thought... Fiona re-entered the wheelhouse and uttered the immortal phrase "gosh that was close you had about half an inch" Fiona had apparently been talking me though the bridge the whole time but the wind made it impossible to hear... OOOPs lesson number one make sure you can hear the good advice, the fact I ignored her made her bold and that was, not a good plan.

Anyway we were through Ludham and heading for Stalham. I did sort of notice the white caps on the river, and gave the helm to Charlie and Fiona to cross Barton as they both like the wave action (steady boys). We were getting closer to Moonfleet and the river was getting more violent by the minute. Needless to say when we arrived at Stalham we were greeted by whitecaps only 50 yards from the staithe which was a first for me.
We decided to batten down and make dinner which was a lasagne that had been made in Belgium and was slowly warming in the oven as we progressed up the Ant.

Suffice it to say dinner was good ( Charlie pls feel free to comment) and the garlic bread and all the stuff was lovely, Fiona did us proud and not a hint of Frey Bentos all evening.

We drank some Birthday Champagne left over from March and decided to call it a night. The wind was blowing a hoolie and it was persisting down but Malanka was not leaking. We were cosy with the heating on, connected to the electrickery and all was well, so a good nights sleep was guaranteed.

I think we know better than that eh !!!!              

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Great stuff M&F

  Cheers


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I have to say, hand on heart, that dinner was A-Maz-Ing!  The best lasagne I have had and possibly one of the nicest dinners ever!!! (Well to be honest, am still having it really as there is still some of it in the freezer) Fellow forumites if you can ever convince these guys to cook for you then you are in for a treat.  

All credit goes to Fiona for this section of the story, not only did she go out in the howling wind and be brave enough to talk Martin through the bridge, but she also put up with his backseat driving, without so much as a murmur!   Wink

Oh and the waves were great fun!

Charlie

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