Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Park Head Canal Festival 2014

What a wonderful weekend for a boating festival .....

Loads and loads of photos....

Great name for .... a butty

Dave was in heaven - he found that the X96 bus went from the "showground" to outside the Royal Exchange in Stourbridge.  Landlord John was pleased to see him - and ordered an extra barrel of Bathams, ready for the Stourbridge rally in a couple of weeks.

Back to Park Head - the beer on offer in the beer tent was brewed at Ma Pardoes and included a barrel specially brewed for the festival.

The photos aren't in order, and these are of the Friday afternoon with all the boats arriving.

Boat dancing going on here, all shuffling around trying to get everyone into their allotted mooring.

Dave on lock keeping duty on Friday

Altogether a fabulous weekend.

Jeanette's 50th Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday to my best friend Jeanette Salisbury-Roberts.  We've been friends since school - almost 40 years.  She took the bull by the horns and had a 50th birthday bash - the first of "our year" to hit the big five-O.  It's my 50th in November.  Unlike Jeanette who has grasped the nettle, I will be running away to Spain!
Fantastic birthday cake - depicting Jeanette & Allen's four dogs

School friends together: Me, Jeanette and Mandi

Pete (Mandi's better 'alf), Me & Jeanette

More school pals:  Mandi, Tina & Jenny
(both of whom I hadn't seen for 30 years, but look exactly the same)
Fantastic night, thank you Jeanette & Allen, and thanks to "old" friends for making it such a memorable night. (No I'm still not going to have a party of my own though)