We really need a break. For the last week and a half we have been ministering to Claire, Jacob and Grace who have all been ill. Then this weekend we have been host to Peter on a break from Cambridge to see the kids. We don't get time to be ill or tired ourselves it seems.
Anyway Herbie to the rescue. The tides not being favourable we have abandoned plans to go up the Thames but have opted for a trip into London instead. First to Brentford and then to Paddington. This despite previous engagements - my monthly smallpipes session in Westminster and a visit from friends Phil and Janet next weekend - we can do it all from the boat.
So on Tuesday we set off towards Brentford, then the weekend with Phil and Janet at the wonderful Fox at Hanwell including a visit to sample the colours, aromas and tastes of Southall - the most Asian place this side of Bengal.
Travelling in to London we hope to get to see the new Moctezuma exhibition at the British Museum and then anything else we fancy. All from our very own hotel boat. Lovely. Believe me, we need it!