All plans out of the window, our son is flying in from Tenerife on the first of Octber. Not seen him for two years so we have to pick him up from Stansted and transport him to Plymouth. This means we need to leave the boat and it has to be somewhere secure. Now booked into Wigrams Turn Marina so we are going to wind and set off back up the Oxford, autumn trip to the Thames now cancelled. Car booked, blasted kids, they get no less awkward once they've flown the nest.
We've moved from the town centre down to Tramway and raided Morrisons, so it's off north tomorrow.
Finally, if you are ever in Banbury seek out a restaurant called "Quisine", it's just opposite The Beer Tree pub. We had a meal there last night, everything was individually cooked by the ex chef de cuisine of the Q.E.2. You don't get a menu, he serves you a meal. We had four starters, two main courses and four desserts! It was of surpassing excellence and the owner/chef is a star. We will eat there again. Should mention that you have to book in advance.
Watch this space.............