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Feb7th

Normal 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Not a lot to tell other than Clive has had his tooth out today!   We got up early and walked along the towpath to Foxton to catch the 9.02am bus.  It was a little late, but eventually turned up and got us to Market Harborough in plenty of time.  Clive went off to the dentist and I went shopping!  Now I know that sounds mean but he really didn�t want me to come with him � so I told him to make sure the dentists had my mobile number just in case of an emergency.   He phoned me half way through my shopping in Sainsbury�s to say he was all done and then he came to find me.  He was feeling a little bit �yonderly� but was otherwise fine and relieved that it was all over.    We finished the shopping and decided to get a taxi back as we had three bags of shopping to carry, however when Clive phoned the taxi firm they couldn�t send a taxi till 3.30pm and it was only 11.30am!!!  So we decided to catch the bus after all.  We arrived in Foxton and trekked back along the towpath with the shopping and were very relieved indeed to see the boat.   Tony from Foxton Services promised us yesterday that he would try to organise a pump-out for us today, providing his equipment wasn�t frozen.  We haven�t managed to speak to him yet to see if it is on or not as he was at lunch when I called in at the shop, however I am going to pop over to see him again now.  The only problem we have now is whether we can actually get Lady Arwen off the bank because the water in the basin is frozen yet again.  I did just entice the �herd� of ducks over to trample on it and see if they could break it, they did break through it in one point, which might be enough, but there again it might not � all will be revealed soon.  Watch this space!!   I had to end with this photo that I took last night of the sun setting behind Bridge 61 (the pub!).  It was absolutely glorious.

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