Weekend on The Lady

Cruising from Godmanchester to St Ives on The Lady on a rainy day as the  heightening conflict in the Gulf between Iran and Iraq ends up with 6 more tankers attacked at Karg Island and Kode PLC shares fall 10p on the stock exchange on this news and continued fears of an American banking crisis.

Awake at six o’clock and the first to do so, the family sleeping very well. Diana up to get drinks and prepare breakfast whilst I stay in my sleeping bag with my brief case and Comart Board papers to read. Eventually up and to breakfast on a cold and dull day. The night had seen a few light showers but, as the day passed, the rain became more and more incessant until evening ended with a veritable downpour with us snuggled under coats with hot water bottles reading books and magazines.

The boat trip today followed a morning session with the children on the swings, roundabout and see-saw, a walk to buy newspaper and milk and bread in Godmanchester, and a visit to the Godmanchester Bookshop to buy reading matter all round. I settled for books on the History of Huntingdon and a survey of Dovecotes in Cambridgeshire – both interests of mine. The cruise took us through Godmanchester lock to Huntingdon where we stopped to look around the shops and eat lunch at the Wimpy, and on through Houghton and Hemmingford locks in the rain. We moored up finally at our favourite Waits Quay and Diana and Daniel went shopping whilst I watched the televised England vs Scotland match drawn 1-1 whilst trying to keep Deborah amused. News today of heightening conflict in the Gulf between Iran and Iraq with 6 more tankers attacked at Karg Island. Kode PLC shares fall 10p on the stock exchange as this news combines with continued fears of an American banking crisis to depress the market. To bed eventually in a snug bunk to the sound of pouring rain.