|on the approach to Nantwich lookout for the wooden horse - made from old lock gates|
Popped over to the chandlery to pick up a few bits and pieces as they become needed along the way, and also to see if there was a TV repair shop in town.
Whilst I was busy working a couple stopped on the towpath outside the boat – the towpath is a pebbelcrete path – no signs of any dirt/mud with grass on either side – a real pleasure to see. Anyway, the gentleman spoke through the window after he had recognised the boat and asked if we were the Aussies with the blog.
Dashing outside, we met Heather and Roger – a couple of Aussies from just a few miles from us in Melbourne – well a good 50-60kms at Warrandyte. They have a part share in a boat over here – Celtic Kiwi – and are here for the same time each year.
A pleasure to make your acquaintance and look forward to seeing you both again.
We repeated the shopping trip the following day – this time to Morrisons.
I have to say that Nantwich is a very pretty town – a lovely town square and church.
|as pretty a town square as you are ever likely to see|
|the church in the square, dating from the 13th C - the lampost is early 20th|
Our TV guy arrived at the appointed time – he had severe doubts about my change of career to a TV service person – I think that I managed to get the power plugs into the correct sockets but not much else.
Anyway within a few minutes he had everything working just a treat and explained to us how to set it up properly – we now have the opinion that with all of the digital/freeview channels and given that we don’t want to watch a great deal of TV that we can just make do with this and not have to worry about satellite.
He could have struggled a bit – but he just made it look too damn easy – the male ego took another battering.
Not long after he had left we then set off for a day trip to Manchester – this being 4th May. Off to the bus stop for the No 84 into Crewe, friendly bus driver dropped us off as close to the train station as he could – short kilometre walk to the station; then only a few minutes wait for the train into Manchester Piccadilly – out into Manchetser to do some shopping and off to Old Trafford and with over 74500 others we were there to see United win it 4-1 over Schalke 04 (6-1 on aggregate) and into the Champions League final.
We reversed the travelling and got back to the boat at about 1am – a very long day.
|Thumper on the lookout for that extra ticket - he eventually gets in via Diane's handbag|
|....and the teams come out - this was the closest it was all night|