Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Interesting weekend.

Over the weekend we finished the jigsaw and moved down to Willington. On Monday morning we decided to go on another National Trust day out. Between us we decided on Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. So at 10 past 10 on Monday morning we went to catch the 10.23 bus into Derby. It arrived at 11-23 just in front of the 11-23 bus, the driver said it was his fault. The driver then decided to go a more direct route, leaving the 11-23 to follow the scheduled route picking up passengers.
This proved to be a good move for us, as we arrived in Derby in time to catch the bus to Calke Abbey where we alighted at Ticknall where our National Trust handbook said we should. There it said we would have a half mile walk through park land. This done we arrived at the gate to the Abbey, where the man on the gate told us the house was another mile to a mile and a half further on. We had walked a short distance when we were given a welcome lift. By the time we reached the house we were ready for a drink and something to eat, this we had in a lovely little cafe. After lunch we went to start our tour of the house. It was an interesting house which had been made safe by the trust but not restored fully. The tour ended with a walk through a tunnel connecting the house with the brew house. By this time it was time for us to start our walk back to the bus stop, this time there was no lift. On the way back into Derby the hospital phoned to say the date for our minor operations would be Friday the 18th, providing we had two people to stay with us after the op. A phone call was made to Pamela and she agreed her and Nathan would come over to collect us from the hospital and stay with us. Today the date was confirmed.
This will be the second time Marlene and I have been in hospital together, hope it's not going to become a habit. So we are now making our way back to Branston to meet Pamela and Nathan and of couse little Archie. Tonight we are moored at Shobnal Fields where we are normally moored by our selves, but tonight there are another seven boats here.

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