Still as hot as hell!
This week’s theme is ‘Shiny‘. Should be lots of ‘sparkling’ inspiration!
An early start this morning to welcome the Queen Victoria cruise ship into port.
For all the shipping enthusiasts…..
Queen Victoria is not an ocean liner as she does not have the heavy plating, high freeboard, and propulsion system of a liner, but is outfitted as a cruise ship. Some ship aficionados have criticised Cunard for naming this ship as a Queen; the designation having previously been reserved for the line’s ocean liners and flagships (Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2, and Queen Mary 2). It has been suggested that the Queen Victoria should have borne the name of one of Cunard’s previous smaller ships, such as the Mauretania, orAquitania, as was done with the last Caronia, which served Cunard between 1999 and 2004.
Having said that, she is a very pretty ship:-
……what comes in, must go out…The Queen Victoria departs
Andy and Janine’s gorgeous Triumph motorbike is reflected in Janine’s mirror visor on her helmet.
After a 14 hour flight and rush hour drive from London Heathrow to home we eventually arrived back to our beautiful home. Five months away is a long time, probably too long.
Our wonderful neighbours had arranged a full-English breakfast to welcome us back. Friends were visiting all day and the telephone never stopped. We had flowers and cards to say welcome home.
Jet-lagged and very tired after 36 hours on the go we gave in to befuddled brains and hit the bed at 9pm. We were awake and drinking tea again at 3am!
We are in the throes of landscaping our front garden.
This ‘beast’of a truck is taking away the spoil 16 tonnes at a time, taking just 8 minutes to load!!
We are near Cambridge for the week-end and treated to a punt on the River Cam to view ”The Backs’ .
The Backs is an area to the east of Queen’s Road in the city of Cambridge, England, where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river. The name “the Backs” refers to the backs of the colleges.