Couldn't think of a better place to start than the Stourbridge Open Weekend we've just returned from. It's the first time in 21 years that Dave hasn't attended with a boat. I've got a contract to work until the end of November, we didn't want to miss it, so the only thing to do was to go to Stourbridge by train & stay B&B. Not the same at all not having a boat there, but at least we went, and managed to catch up with friends, and re-acquaint ourselves with Dave's favourite beer, Bathams, at the Royal Exchange.
CHEERS !! nice to be back.
Not as many boats as usual, but still a great atmosphere.
This was the quiet Sunday morning,
The hotel itself was crammed full of beautiful antique furniture and original features. Unfortunately the hotel was in need of a little TLC. There were magnificent panelled rooms which were just unused, all laid up with no one to see them. Such a pity. Mind you, the staircase seemed to be even more wonky after a couple of pints of Bathams for some reason.
So, that's me back in the blogging saddle again. Just hope I can keep it up this time!