One other week and immediately we realise Christmas is sort of upon us.
We have now made our preparations what household we’re going to and my son has booked us in to see the stage story of Tina
We’re additionally going to see his gig so we’ve got Christmas all booked up simply bought to type out current shopping for. That will get tougher yearly.
We had been so busy then emptying the instances and washing garments travelling to the Royal Marsden for my remedy. We sat there asleep more often than not because the lengthy wait after my bloods are taken after which ordering the drug to be taken out of the fridge and made up with saline after which it goes again within the fridge, till they ship it up to the ward.
We had been on our manner residence simply earlier than the frenzy hour so we had been’nt to late getting residence.
We pottered about buying and simply having fun with per week free.
Then yesterday we bought a shocked message from the son of an exquisite Mesowarrior might we meet up as we speak Sunday. Sensible that’s simply what we did. We met on the Harbour simply because the Boat was crusing off for the journey to the Forts which might be out at sea.
The ‘GRETA’ Thames Crusing Barge was in-built 1892 at Brightlingsea, Essex by Stones. Used to do that journey however now we’ve got a brand new boat crusing
Size 80ft, beam 20ft, draft 3ft, displacement 49 tons
‘GRETA’ was constructed for a barge sailmaker referred to as Hibbs. He offered her to Owen Perry who owned a tremendous fleet of working boats famous for his or her good turnout and racing success.
‘GRETA’s normal cargo consisted of beer, grain, malt and constructing merchandise. She did nonetheless carry some extra uncommon issues for instance the spars for the German Kaisers racing schooner.
In 1918 ‘GRETA’ was offered by Perry to The London Rochester Barge Firm – which turned Crescent Transport. Early in World Warfare II ‘GRETA’ was chartered by the Ministry of Provide. Her cargo was ammunition from the Military depot at Upnor close to Rochester to Naval vessels anchored on the Nore within the Thames Estuary.
‘GRETA’ is now privately owned by and is residence to Steve Norris and 1st Mate ‘Alfie’ the canine and 2nd Mate ‘Ludo’ the canine.
Within the Winter she is berthed at Normal Quay Faversham, and spends the crusing season (April – October) based mostly on the South Quay inside Whitstable harbour.
‘GRETA’ is maintained by Steve and his enthusiastic voluntary crew. Sailed all through every season ‘GRETA’ commonly takes half in a few of the crusing matches with different Thames Crusing Barges.
We carried on to the Whitstable Fort
We caught up on all of the information. What a good time sitting within the solar consuming Latte and simply catching up with Chris White and assembly Georgina for the primary time
The time quickly went and we needed to say our goodbyes
As we had walked from the Harbour we noticed a younger performer with a stunning voice. I’ve regarded her up on fb and discovered her identify Hollie Firmin
t was beautiful there as we speak and simply as we handed she was singing Les Miserables of all songs it made me cry she was singing it identical to the London stage so Crystal clear
There was additionally a stunning write up for Worthing’s Angie Mackrell organised the 5km Miles for Meso run from the Gardens to George fifth Avenue and again in reminiscence of her father, Steve Tuffill, who handed away from mesothelioma ADVERTISEMENT in 2017.
She ran this yr for The Mavis Nye Foundatuon and i used to be so happy with her Angie has written a e-book – American Teabag: Memoir of 2016-2018 – concerning the wrestle of her father being unwell in America whereas Angie lived in England. It is because of be revealed in time for Christmas. Runners for subsequent yr can join right here: www.facebook.com/events/475953732923721/?ti=cl
Learn extra at: https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/worthing-s-miles-for-meso-5k-raises-awareness-of-rare-cancer-1-8651698