Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Blue skies, white fluffy clouds and warmer today. The boat is now ours, courtesey of HSBC, bless them. Once we had mastered (or circumnavigated)their phone system they managed to cover our boat financial shortfall at a pretty good rate. MCC can now be fully recompensed for all their efforts and expenditure, allowing us to cruise into the sunset. We'll need a few days to transfer our worldly goods and the cats, then we'll be off. Dreams really can come true if you have the resolve to make them. Health-wise things have not been good for the past three days, almost certainly due to the financial strains and the realisation our lives will permanently change very shortly (escaping the longest tunnel I can ever remember). The weight had lifted from our shoulders on leaving HSBC this morning, almost resulting in a Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers moment. We settled for a high-five instead. I feel better already. On a lighter note, check-out youtube music for Everything but the Girl "I don't wanna talk about it" (Rod Stewart) , "Missing" (original) and "Love is strange" (Everly Brothers). For something quite different and highly entertaining look up Walk Off the Earth with Adel's "Someone like you" and Hotel California unplugged live by the Eagles on their recent Hell Freezes Over tour (complete with twelve string guitar). Good listening.