Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shamus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen!!!

More on the title of the post later......

Friday arvo we went to early doors at The Plume of Feathers where we had a few drinks and burgers with Dot and Gordon (NB Ewn Ha Cul) and Diane (NB Ferndale)

A good afternoon and evening was had by all, but someone didn't eat their salad.....begins with a D and ends with a E!!!

We will all be together again soon in Aston Marina ... Dot and Gordon are holding out to the bitter end!

We have some very smart animals onboard the boat, Geoffrey does the washing and drying, here he is checking that the dryer is empty!

Saturday night we went to the middle of nowhere (The Railway at Norton Bridge) where we watched the most amazing band going under the name of Shamus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen... link here ... they play Celtic folk rock, we got to bed at 2.30am, what is closing time in the sticks?!!

It was a great pub with a new landlady who was on on her first night ... she is, as they say, very easy on the eye!  A dark haired Jayne Mansfield comes to mind!

This morning it was the usual late start, but we were soon out cruising on our way toward The Dog and Doublet at  Sandon......

...for a dinner date with my old boss and another old work colleague.  They have been over here and Amsterdam for a week or so, doing the annual trade show and buying trip, that I did for many years, the result of which made me fall in love with the UK again!

Geoffrey had a break from the washing and came up for some fresh air with Bombo, who does nothing to help around the boat apart from posing and looking pretty.

We picked up a hitchhiker on the way!  I know as much about birds as I do about  flutterbyes so what is it?  I have eliminated Sparrow, Seagull, Cormorant, Robin, Blackbird, any type of Birds of Prey etc etc etc.


Our plans have also started to take a complete and utter different direction, that doesn't include Spain or Australia.....I will blog about it later when we have made a decision, but then again........   


  1. I will be trouble if Ray reads this blog. As everyone knows you don't make friends with salad.

  2. I reckon it is a Grey Wagtail in winter plummage.

  3. Its a grey wagtail. It is the wagtail most closely associated with running water, although I have seen them pecking at insects near puddles on our (rural) drive. The yellow at the base of the tail is distinctive. (The yellow wagtail has a lot more yellow and is a summer visitor).

  4. He's either a yellow or grey wagtail - I can never tell the difference and both birds are yellow AND grey!

    I'd be more concerned about the white polecat who's popping his head up to get in the photo!!

    Can't wait to hear about your change of plan...

    Cheers, Alistair

    1. The polecat is a wooden seagull that used to sit on our balcony in Australia, he fell off the balcony a few times so only has half a beak. We couldnt leave him behind!