The lack of the blog was due to a Christmas trip back
to the UK.
We spent the time visiting relatives and celebrated Anne’s nieces 18th
birthday with her. The UK
was very cold but mostly dry.
We flew back into Cagliari arriving Saturday evening. Karen and
Richard from Pyxis had arranged to meet us at the airport with one of the
marina hire cars. We definitely recommend their “meet and greet”
service! They have been looking after Koshka and Yoyo while we were away (or
was it vice versa?). Yoyo seemed to have trained Karen into feeding her lots of
tuna. Regular cat reports were emailed to us in the UK. Our favourite comment was “Surprised
at how much they can eat - and it's coming out the other end at the same rate
too so there is healthy throughput!”
This last week has been warm (relative to the UK) and very
wet. We bought another oil heater for the boat and an electric blanket.
I’m sure we will be complaining of excess heat this summer!
We managed to sneak in an extra fondue session with
Pyxis that ended all wrong J.
We found that mixing the local liquor (called limóncello - a lemon based drink)
with gin produced a lovely drink. When we ran out of limóncello Stephen boarded
Cape looking for more. They denied(*) having
any so Stephen came back. Apparently the etiquette was to invite them even if
they didn’t have any limóncello. Richard was dispatched to patch up the
etiquette mishap and Sarah & David then joined us aboard Pyxis for a few
Gin and Tonics.
We and Pyxis also had a meal aboard Cape
on Wednesday evening. After the meal the kids were sent to bed while the adults
had a quiet game of “who’s in the bag”. Eventually after the
kids were shouting out answers from their beds they got up and joined in
– we really can’t understand why they couldn’t sleep when all
we were doing was shouting out answers!
(*) Footnote: Cape
did actually have some limóncello but claimed they forgot about the bottle
hidden in their cavernous fridge. Next time Stephen won’t take no for an
Are you sure there’s enough Tuna for a week?
The electric blanket is an immediate hit. Not sure
where Anne & Stephen will sleep!