Thursday, 24 October 2013

Where have we been for the last 6 months?

As mentioned in the last blog, it's been 6 months since my last blog.  Dave has again been working in Chirk Marina for the summer, and I secured a job with CRT working in the Visitor Information Centre for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, at Trevor Basin.  A job which I have done in previous years.  This season, my contract started as part time, but then extended to full time after a promotion to Manager of the visitor centre, so I now have to stay until the end of November, which has delayed our winter escape.  We have still managed a few trips up hill to Llangollen and down hill to Jack Mytton's on our odd days off, but this working full time malarkey certainly curtailed our cruising this summer.  Still, mussn' grumble, it's a job I love doing - with the best commute to work in the world.

Good news - The Aqueduct Inn reopened this May, and serves excellent real ale and pub grub.

View of "The Aki" pub from the canal - yes it really is that yellow.  A couple of the locals complained about the colour - my answer was always the same "I don't care what colour it is - it's better than it being boarded up with paint flaking off the walls".  The colour of the paint certainly did a good job of getting people talking about it.  Great! 
 It also proved a great tool for me in the Visitor Information Centre "see that bright yellow pub a mile over there?  that's where you'll find the bus stop to Chirk."
The flowers on the boat were fantastic during the summer, but with all the rain recently, they've had it for this year.  No apologies, the rest of the blog will be taken up with pics of our beautiful flowers, thanks to Dave's efforts.......



Jacquie said...

Just left a reply comment on my blog for you, then seen your latest post, wow what a great job to have, and its a lovely spot up there. I must go there again my dad lives in Welshpool, and he likes to tag along. Jack Myton many fond memories from there. Flowers are looking fab too. Take care and enjoy the winter cruising, Jacquie

Jill, Matilda Rose said...

We were just wondering where you were.
Welcome back. Shall you still cruise this winter?

Sue Hunter said...

Hi Jill - & thanks for the phone numbers. Yes, we will be cruising, but not till the end of November, as I've got a contract with CRT till then. Dave finished work on Saturday so will assume the role of "chief cook & bottle washer" for a couple of weeks. As you can imagine, he's itching to get gone!