The snooker is over with John Higgins, "The wizard of Wishaw", just edging out the young pretender, talk about tension. It's been the best world championship in years, I know 'cause Jill told me.
Adderley is not the most photogenic of villages being mostly new build with a few older cottages tucked away. It now has no facilities at all, the small shop/post office is closed and even the village hall appears to be under threat but it does have one great plus going for it, it sits in perfect countryside.
Bendigadig passed us today just as we had finished tying up between locks eleven and twelve on the Audlem flight, as usual with fellow bloggers just time for a quick hello and they were off up the flight. Later I was approached on the towpath by a very pleasant antipodean chap who had spotted the boat and admitted to reading the blog whilst on the far side of the world, very pleasing that my humble efforts are appreciated, even at a distance, thank you.
It is not strictly true that Adderley has no facilities, alongside the top lock Simon and Allison have just started up their farm shop,