Sunday, 27 May 2012

Marlow, River Thames

We left Reading and were on the Thames at 0600.  It was beautiful, the sun came out and for the first two hours we had it all to ourselves.  Then just before 0900 (when the lock keepers come on duty) there were boats were everywhere.

Henley was getting ready for the regatta.  There were some nattily dressed rowers on this boat.




 Some lovely houses on this stretch.  Still only need the boathouse for myself, though.

We got another Thames Licence, this time a 15 day one for £136, which is a bit less expensive than the £35 per day.
 And yet another obstacle.  I blame David Walliams.

By 1030 we had had enough and found a spot by the park in Marlow.  Free this side of the bridge, but £10 the other side.  A couple of Cornish pasties and cream cakes from an excellent cake shop/cafe on the High Street for lunch and then it was more tittivating of the boat and a sleep while all the little hired speedboats rocked the boat gently.




This card began with the fairy which was stamped and coloured and then cut out.  It was stuck onto a silver square of card which was matted onto lilac paper which was cut with decorative scissors and then pink pearlised card.

I used a piece of sequin waste for the back ground and stuck it down onto a purple card base.  Then added the topper.  The two flowers were cannibalized from a hair slide and I stuck the ribbon on the inside front of the card so that they hung over the front.

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