Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August around Europe

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We took a trip back to England. Sadly the primary reason was for the funeral of Mike Pratt my uncle, a lovely man, sadly missed by all. After spending time with Kate and Megans new family whilst staying with Iris we headed south to Bristol and Bath to visit my family.

Just time for a little tourism, Di here at the Clifton suspension bridge. Then off to Bath to see Fiona, Bill, Josie and Rory.


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Here Bill was about to take a trip in a hot air balloon that launch from a park just being their house. So they watch the balloons every evening, and now Daddy if off in the sky.




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It was then back to Palma to help deliver her to Split in Croatia for her next charter. A leisurely trip with just the 4 of us. Ruth and Gindi, Diane and Myself.

After arriving in Split we again worked a few days to tidy up the boat, then on to Dubrovnik to stay with my Dad in his little Island cottage.



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The cottage was much as we remembered from the last time we visited, with more veggies in the garden, more finished landscaping and the luxuries of electricity, internet and water ( hot and cold).

Time on Sipan seemed to fly by. Helping Dad with fitting out the new workshop in order to move the tools out of the house, paining the lounge, eating the vegies from the garden and helping on the occasional charter for dads small business he keeps ticking over.

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Occasionally we ventured to the mainland for a spot of culture. A concert and a nice meal out in the old town of Dubrovnik is enough to fill ones culture cup for a few months.

Eventually we had to give up pretending we were in the med looking for work and go back to the UK for a holiday.

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