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An Autumnal Tale

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Saturday 27th October

Having finally finished work at 8 o'clock Saturday morning, I went home in order to pick up the kids and load the car well over it's maximum limit, and then it was time to begin our journey back to Brundall.

It was a dreary grey morning as I set off, and a temperature of around 2-3°C but as we proceeded along the heavens began to open and saturate the landscape.

Nothing was going to ruin my anticipation of another couple of weeks on the rivers though, the first with the kids and then finally all by myself for the second week.

I arrived at Brundall at around 1145 to find the water topping the moorings 20181027_141457.thumb.jpg.cd017a03aeb300cf1e78321a7a1a3e45.jpg20181027_150246.thumb.jpg.e6df79c200b36d5c92ec3d6f352a1fa1.jpg

and quickly unloaded the car, dumping the essentials in the fridge and the rest of the bags wherever they fell as I launched them from the aft well into the cabin.

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My version of unpacking sorted (If only someone would sort all this packing and unpacking for me :default_smiley-angelic002:) we had a walk round to the Yard pub to get the kids a bite to eat and for me to start my liquid diet.

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The kids had a chip butty :default_rolleyes: followed by Apple pie and ice cream, whilst the boys had a sundae. Healthy diets don't exists when we visit the broads :default_biggrin:

I would never put that rubbish in my body so I enjoyed a few pints whilst the kids ate their dinner.

After a quick trip up to the shops in Brundall for a few bits id forgotten, and to take a look see if the flowers on display were good enough to buy it was finally time to head back to the boat, jump over the obstructing bags of clothes and stuff and set off heading down the Yare river towards Reedham.

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The heavens opened up along the way once more and we even had a spot of hale 20181027_162012.thumb.jpg.85c4129d0219a860a3aa9dd753fb2fb2.jpg

but with beer in hand and music in the background we trundle along regardless.

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Now I'm sure everyone is already aware of this and it's a centuries old tip would never the less, due to the weather the windows were condensing up and visibility was pretty poor, normally I'd have my head stuck through the roof but with the kids moaning about it being cold with the window open :default_rolleyes: I was stuck inside unable to see, so the aforementioned top tip you'll all know.

Shaving foam.

Smear shaving foam all over the windows and then rub off, ta dah, perfectly clear windows that don't steam up. 

It's the detergents breaking up the water tension blah blah blah :default_yawn:

Anyway the cruise was lovely but uneventful, Reedham was fairly empty 20181027_162957.thumb.jpg.2fcf932b6b67caa5c8d47b340b7957eb.jpg20181027_163949.thumb.jpg.4f3788d76d8ac31dcdf2a2714940e61a.jpg20181027_164335.thumb.jpg.21c064da3f55ed40131337c938d3f4b6.jpg20181027_165107.thumb.jpg.a9d98cb0b150ef9cfff05c2881f081fb.jpg20181027_165849.thumb.jpg.f06cf03e12741d2a3cc92c674a6df033.jpgbut it was still too early to stop

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eventually arriving at Somerleyton in the dark at around 181520181027_175729.thumb.jpg.8f07e628b30e72d5e2e52e2ba622987e.jpg20181027_180614.thumb.jpg.5b6c19d378f228f35debc8fe3708e016.jpg20181027_181502.thumb.jpg.b5a7be52e01a72e9c05e540746fa1e93.jpg

After mooring up we headed up the lane to the pub 20181027_183235.thumb.jpg.428f8b4b259aecaefe52d92a4ec5e5cb.jpg

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and had a few more beers over a few games of exploding kittens, before returning to the boat where the kids headed off to bed and I sat talking to the little lady until it was time to head off to bed.

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19 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

I would never put that rubbish in my body so I enjoyed a few pints whilst the kids ate their dinner.

And you call Kronenberg NOT rubbish? Mr N had kittens when he saw your photo.....:default_biggrin:

Seriously, keep the river warm for us. We're a bit like the SAS....you never know when we're gonna appear...like magic! Have a great time Mr JF Sir, keep the piccies coming xx

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5 minutes ago, Delilah said:

And you call Kronenberg NOT rubbish? Mr N had kittens when he saw your photo.....:default_biggrin:

Seriously, keep the river warm for us. We're a bit like the SAS....you never know when we're gonna appear...like magic! Have a great time Mr JF Sir, keep the piccies coming xx

Hey, hello again Mrs Nog and thank you, where ya been and how you doing?

I never said Kronies wasn't rubbish but I can hardly do a broads blog without trying to wind Mr Nog up can I :default_biggrin:

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Hi Mr JF Sir...I've always been here, just don't respond to every thread. Got a new job, now working with group of people who are so laid back, they're horizontal! My stress levels have now reached zero :default_biggrin::default_biggrin:

We have our next trip planned....looking forward to it already. Hi Grace xxx

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12 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

Anyway, where we heading today Grace? :default_smiley-angelic002:

Wherever the fancy takes us darling, I expect it will involve a pub or two, wine and some Stella, don't forget the Stella (Sorry Nogs :default_norty:)

6 minutes ago, Delilah said:

Hi Mr JF Sir...I've always been here, just don't respond to every thread. Got a new job, now working with group of people who are so laid back, they're horizontal! My stress levels have now reached zero :default_biggrin::default_biggrin:

We have our next trip planned....looking forward to it already. Hi Grace xxx

Hello lovely lady, how are you doing? It's great to have you back, good news about the job too

We better stick around and keep Jay and Mr N in check, you know what they're like on these blogs

Grace

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Jay,

Thanks for the shaving foam tip.

:default_icon_bowdown:

Shame I recently threw out the old can of the foamy stuff that had been lurking unused in the back of a cupboard since Graham grew his beard. :default_dunce:

Keep those piccys coming!

Helen

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6 minutes ago, YnysMon said:

Shame I recently threw out the old can of the foamy stuff

A small drop of washing up liquid on a cloth wiped over the window has a similar effect Helen. We will try the shaving foam too though. 

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Hi Helen xx 

Gracie, I've been reading your thread and my heart goes out to you, sweetheart. I've now got no parents at all, but still wish that they were here. Difficult to say, when Ive got a lump in my throat, but make the most of them whilst they're still with you. I miss talking to my mum about the soaps.......xx

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3 hours ago, Delilah said:

Hi Mr JF Sir...I've always been here, just don't respond to every thread. Got a new job, now working with group of people who are so laid back, they're horizontal! My stress levels have now reached zero :default_biggrin::default_biggrin:

We have our next trip planned....looking forward to it already. Hi Grace xxx

Congratulations on the new job Mrs N, do you get horizontal with your colleagues too :default_ohmy:

Ooh do tell when you are away again

3 hours ago, Gracie said:

Wherever the fancy takes us darling, I expect it will involve a pub or two, wine and some Stella, don't forget the Stella (Sorry Nogs :default_norty:)

Okey dokey, they didn't have any Stella where I am so I've settled on Kronies again (Sorry sir :default_icon_bowdown:), a small glass of wine wasn't it Grace? :default_smiley-angelic002:

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We better stick around and keep Jay and Mr N in check, you know what they're like on these blogs

Absolutely, we are sorting a proper lads  booze cruise eh Mr Nog :default_biggrin:

2 hours ago, YnysMon said:

Jay,

Thanks for the shaving foam tip.

:default_icon_bowdown:

Shame I recently threw out the old can of the foamy stuff that had been lurking unused in the back of a cupboard since Graham grew his beard. :default_dunce:

Keep those piccys coming!

Helen

No worries Helen thank you

2 hours ago, NorfolkNog said:

A small drop of washing up liquid on a cloth wiped over the window has a similar effect Helen. We will try the shaving foam too though. 

Absolutely, anything with some detergent in should do the job

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Right, if Mr Nog (or anyone else) wants to take part, it's the return of the super exciting which pub game.

Unfortunately Mr Nog is just far too good so I've revamped it a little :default_biggrin:

So, which pub is this?

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3 hours ago, Delilah said:

Hi Helen xx 

Gracie, I've been reading your thread and my heart goes out to you, sweetheart. I've now got no parents at all, but still wish that they were here. Difficult to say, when Ive got a lump in my throat, but make the most of them whilst they're still with you. I miss talking to my mum about the soaps.......xx

Thank you Mrs N, I will make the most of them I promise, bless your heart :default_icon_kiss:

Grace

 

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That will be a large glass thank you very much darling

Oh and no lads booze cruise :default_eusa_naughty:

Grace

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Gracie said:

That will be a large glass thank you very much darling

You'll get what you're given :default_hiding:

22 minutes ago, Gracie said:

Oh and no lads booze cruise :default_eusa_naughty:

Babe you're making me look under the thumb in front of everyone :default_blush:

Oh ok, I'm sorry I mentioned it :default_sad:

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3 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

You'll get what you're given :default_hiding:

Babe you're making me look under the thumb in front of everyone :default_blush:

Oh ok, I'm sorry I mentioned it :default_sad:

Oh okay darling........Yeah right :default_biggrin:

As it should be and you don't wanna go making me angry :default_icon_kiss:

Lads booze cruise indeed :facepalm:

Grace

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14 minutes ago, Gracie said:

Oh okay darling........Yeah right :default_biggrin:

You will. And it'll be a large glass of wine that I give you. But only because I chose to give it you :default_smiley-angelic002:

14 minutes ago, Gracie said:

As it should be and you don't wanna go making me angry :default_icon_kiss:

You really know that I do, I know what happens when you get angry at me :default_biggrin:

14 minutes ago, Gracie said:

Lads booze cruise indeed :facepalm:

Sorry, it was a silly idea of mine wasn't it, I don't even want a lads booze cruise:default_hiding:

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4 hours ago, Jayfire said:

So, which pub is this?

Hmmm, scratching my head with this one JF. I'll say Waters Edge as it's probably the pub I'm least familiar with. Looks like somewhere that's been tarted up. 

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12 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Hmmm, scratching my head with this one JF. I'll say Waters Edge as it's probably the pub I'm least familiar with. Looks like somewhere that's been tarted up. 

I'm so glad you have decided to join in sir, it's not the Waters Edge though.

Best get Mrs Nog to help out sir :default_biggrin:

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Bit of a desperate guess. It's got fake beams, uplighters, a stove, a repro Trumans poster (Trumans were a London brewery) and sells fizzy stuff. That should narrow it down a bit  :default_icon_e_biggrin:

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I'm going with The Lord Nelson at Reedham, but I know that it's the wrong choice. We're both struggling :default_yawn:

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1 hour ago, Delilah said:

I'm going with The Lord Nelson at Reedham, but I know that it's the wrong choice. We're both struggling :default_yawn:

Tis the Bear And Bells in Beccles

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Ah, not been in there for a while, we always seem to end up in the Caxton Club :default_beerchug:

Will make a point of popping in next time to have a look. 

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1 minute ago, NorfolkNog said:

Ah, not been in there for a while, we always seem to end up in the Caxton Club :default_beerchug:

Will make a point of popping in next time to have a look. 

Did you say the caxton arms? :default_smiley-angelic002:

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Not sure if you are interested or not Mr Nog but I'll throw this one in too as I've already prepped it. I'll make it the last one I think

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