Friday, 15 July 2011

Psssssst.....

...so... did ya miss me? Did ya? What? You didn't? Mwhahaha... well, I have been AWOL! Actually, I was uber organised and scheduled some blog posts for while I was away... and I have to admit... I missed you all... because I went to a faraway place that has no internet, computery things or owt like that... here's where I have been...




So... I spent a rather splendid and very relaxing week in ever so wet and windy Norfolk, messy about on a boat... and... I didn't fall in this time either! Well, actually, I didn't fall in last time either but... I did trip off the boat and land on all fours on the mooring jobby, shoe falling off in the process and floating off down the river...even the ducks laughed... So, this time... no escapades in the cut... however, it was awful weather! Hurricane force winds, tides like no other tide ever... and me at the helm trying to park a socking great boat while poor old Captain Grim and Admiral Dad were doing things with ropes on the bank. I managed though, and even though I do say so myself, I made a darn fine Galley Slave...



**Apologies about the pics... scouted from t'internet because... I forgot to take any photo's and am waiting for Captain Grim to get me some of his :O)) More soon!**


Yes, indeedily, the jolly japesters went off in search of provisions and brought me a fetching hat back... actually, I rather like it... and it covered the nightmare that my hair became, what with lack of hairdryer, tornado force gales etc. I did have one or two ...erm.... mishaps though... Like trapping my index finger in a door when the wind caught it (the door, not the finger) and I have to say, I thought it was broken... it swelled up like a Tom & Jerry cartoon character... and then went back to normal... so now I have nothing to show for my pain... not even a smidge of a bruise! Oh and then I lacerated the top of the next finger along trying to open a box of Brillo Pads... I had...er...ahhhh, uuumm....burnt the breakfast - my duties as Galley Slave soon came swiftly to an end I can assure you lol Anyways... THANK YOU all for your lovely comments and entries for the SS... I haven't got around to reading them all but am planning an evening of hopping... so I shall be around to see you shortly... time to go... Galley Slave is trying to cook a spag bol and I can smell it burning... TTFN

Hels x

Oh and... there were a few pics of the Galley Slave in her hat but... I looked like a right old moose so they are deleted rofl

20 comments:

Lesley said...
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Lesley said...

Glad you had an anjoyable if eventful holiday :o)

Helen said...

But I want to see the pics... glad you had a good holiday even if the weather wasn't fun!

Kaz said...

Awww I missed you loads!! Thought you had gone off to become vidal sassons apprentice his top hair colourist!! Glad your back with us, missed our random words xxx

kazxx

Candy C said...

Hels, you are hysterical. I hope your swollen index finger is back to normal by now so you can more some more beautiful creations! It's always nice to get away, isn't it? Glad you had a wonderful time! <3 Candy

whyducks said...

Oh Hels I have missed you and your antics! Thank goodness Grim didn't make you walk the gang plank for burning the breakfast. We have enjoyed a hol on the broads too, many years ago and loved it, but my back was so bad I had trouble walking up and down the steps, but still managed to have a great time! Although the dog kept jumping overboard to chace the ducks!! Good to have you back x

Angie said...

I spent two amazing holidays on the Broads when the kids were actually kids ...loved every moment ...even the disasters lol Glad you had a great time.

Rebecca said...

Oooer we're going to Norfolk in August not on a boat tho, hope the weather is better by then. Slide like you had an adventure tho.
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Mags said...

you can't beat norfolk, not only because it's lovely, but me & Nicky live here! Glad you had a good time, you should have called in for a cuppa!!!!

Gillian .... said...

Yay your back, missed ya loads, like ultra loads, like more than all things Tim & Wendy loads lol. Thought you had gone off in search of Cheeto's or something. Ahh the Norfolk Broads brings back memories of my childhood holidays, no better way to relax (well apart from the index finger incident), glad you all had an enjoyable holiday. xx

Minxy said...

Good to have you back sweetie, glad you had a fab time, other than when you were being a klutz lol

Julie said...

Feigned incompetence is a great way to get out of doing chores. So well done on the galley slave stuff.
I am so glad you enjoyed, with adventure your messing about on a boat trip.
Keep having fun and writing your very entertaining pieces.

ellen vargo said...

YAY! Welcome back hon! Missed you terribly - didn't seem right without hearing from you during the week! Can't wait to see some pix and hear all about it! Love ya! Els xxx

StampDancer said...

sounds like fun time -- sorry about your finger!
Deb M

Barb Cady said...

Glad you had a fun time - well apart from the pain, swollen finger, slave scenario, tornado, rain etc, just like you to turn everything into a hysterical story! You should write a book, think of the folk you would cheer up, blog land is large but not large enough! Missed you hon, but glad you had an enjoyable holiday!

Dragon said...

Yes we did miss you... specially visiting us!!! Glad you had a good break, but sorry the weather was'nt kinder to you... know what you mean with the hair - mine goes like Crystal Tips and Alisdair, when wet and windy!!! tee hee
Frankie
xx

Fuchsia said...

LOL !
sorry had to laugh reading your post .
afraid the weather is a bit like that round the broads here dont pay you to mess with ya hair too much but when we do get good weather its a blinder and everywhere looks lovely then !
Glad you had a good time x

Marijane said...

Sounds like a fun and relaxing vacation without all the "computer-y" stuff to be had! Now... back to creating art!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Hels, sounds like not so much a holiday as an endurance test. Did the same holiday years ago when the kids were teenagers and loved it - at no more than about 5mph it just had to be the most relaxing of holidays. Maybe you should have read Narrow Margins by Marie Browne before you took to the Broads. Good to see you back and hope you have a great weekend. Elizabeth x

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo Nice! Thought it was a bit quiet on Twitter - lol! Sounds like you had a fab time Eek!! Hope you are recovering! Kim

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