Karen's mum, Ann, kindly gave us a new fridge/freezer for a present so we've been back to the boat for a few days to sort out things like that. We will then be ready to set off on our travels again on the 5th when Catherine will be dropping us off on her way back to university at Nottingham in the little blue car we call Nigel.
Even though Christmas is over Karen still likes to get the lights on whenever I'm not looking.
It has been frosty all week and as the canal has been frozen over we have stayed put where we moored before Christmas.
On the first night we had our first taste of snow this winter, albeit slight.
We managed to get some walks in but not long ones as Karen has had a nasty cold. We found some nice villages including Stoke Golding - where we found a good local pub with prices a bit more realistic than those in the South.
We're looking forward to getting back on the move (and back to blogging) on 5th January. In the meantime we wish you happy and fulfilling 2015.