So says the message on the website of Castle Marinas which includes Wigrams Turn where Herbie now rests. The web page goes on to say that in line with Government guidelines, 'visiting your boat cannot be deemed essential' and ' we are asking all marina users to respect the advice and not to travel to the marina for the time being.' It then goes on to say that all boats are being checked on a regular basis (presumably to ensure they are not sinking or damaged).
So that's all pretty clear and quite proper in the circumstances, although we would dearly like to pop out to see Herbie as soon as we're allowed. Actually our separation from Herbie is bit bit less intensely felt today, now that the weather has turn cold and wet. Every cloud has a silver lining :-) And . . we have chocolate - mysteriously sneaked on to our Sainsbury's delivery list by me. Deep joy, and to hell with the waist line. Pity our poor Sainsbury's delivery driver - we got a call from the store to say our delivery would be late because the driver had fallen off the back of the lorry and broken his ankle! Luckily a substitute driver was quickly found and our stuff came only 45 minutes late. I've often heard about goods that had 'fallen off the back of a lorry' , but never a driver.
Time flies. I was looking back over previous years and found this photo of our grand daughter Grace taken 10 years ago this week at Little Venice
Now she is 5ft 6ins tall and still growing and rather more camera shy than she was then. Still a sweetie though. As for her brother Jacob, seen here in another favourite blog photo learning essential skills also at Little Venice
he's now coming to the end of his University degree and is about 6ft tall and built like a brick outhouse. Still good at pouring beer though.