I had all three of my boys over for lunch today, which was absolutely wonderful. For a long time I was a single mum and it was just me and the boys. We became quite a close knit family unit, luckily when Pete came along he fitted in nicely. The boys still look after their old mum and it was nice just to sit and chat. I served recipe no. 7:
Cabbage with Tagliatelle
Put some tagliatelle on to boil. Shred a cabbage and steam for ten minutes until just cooked. In a large frying pan, gently fry some spring onions until soft and then add some Quorn bacon bits and fry for another minute. Add the cooked cabbage to the pan and gently stir in 200g of cream cheese (eg Philadelphia). Add cooked and drained tagliatelle along with 25g of grated Parmesan. Mix well and serve with some lovely crusty bread.
And we all agreed, it was very tasty indeed.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Here is the starboard side of the saloon and Alfie making himself at home! The post in the foreground is a grab rail. One thing Pete insisted on when he built the yacht, was lots of grab rails to prevent any nasty falls. He has this thing about modern plastic boats never having enough grab rails inside.
Here is the port side. As you can see, all mod cons (ie TV and radio!) This is where I tend to relax, all tucked up behind the table. It is a great place to be when you are at sea in choppy conditions, as there is no way you can fall out the bunk. We can sit eight comfortably in the saloon, but have been known to have more. The inside of the yacht is all wood, which is wonderful as it keeps the boat warm in the winter and cool in the summer. As it is real wood, when it gets scratched, we just rub it down and revarnish, which is one of my jobs when the weather improves. Coming next, heads and forepeak.......
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
I have discovered that trying to upload photos for the blog using the dongle is a real pain and better to do one at a time. So later I will post pictures of the interior of the boat as promised and a picture of Alfie for Eek.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
The yacht is now upright and seems to be okay. I have been staying on it with Alfie and we are having a great time. Only thing is, he has become very protective and will not let anyone onto the boat when I am here without Pete. Still it is nice to feel so protected. When I go to work, he goes to the house and stays with Emily who doesn't start work until the afternoon. He has certainly taken a shine to her. At the weekend, when there is a bit more light, I will take some pictures of the inside of the yacht, so that you can see how cosy it is.