Friday 20 August 2010

Frankie's 21st

The gearbox is back in the van and is quieter than it ever was. We really are very lucky; it went wrong when we could stop for two weeks in a place where we had access to tools, a big shed and a bloke called Brian. It was going to go bang at some point and it could have been a total nightmare.
We owe thanks to Ann-Marie’s Aunty Wendy & Uncle Dave for having the van up on blocks in their garden and lending us jacks, to Ann-Marie’s Dad Pete for all his help with the mechanics and moral support and to Ann-Marie’s sister Karen for putting us up (or putting up with us!) for two weeks.

Frankie’s 21st was a blast! The fancy dress theme was “B”; we went as a Butcher and a Baker (the candlestick maker was at the party next door.) We were armed with a basket full of bagels, buns, brownies and bread rolls. Banana Lady won the best costume prize and the Birthday Girl made a stunning entrance as a Beauty Queen.
There was a really good turn out and everyone put a lot of imagination and effort in.

Dave finished Karen’s porch, apart from the painting,
so on Saturday we’re off again. We’re due in Winchester on Tuesday to lend a hand with the set up for the 2CVGB National Meeting over the August bank holiday, so we thought it might be fun to go to Portsmouth for a couple of days and have a jolly over to the Isle of Wight on the hovercraft. Just the two of us.

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