Another early start (for some). I had a lie in. And we were at the junction by 0915. A small queue to get through the stop lock and lots of fun with a 70' hire boat coming around the corner and a posh woman in a shiny boat who complained that their bow-thruster had broken.
We were moored up just past the water point by 0930 and await the arrival of the family. The pub was busy and were given a private room upstairs overlooking the junction. It was ideal, we could watch the boats manoeuvring the turn and the kids were not in anybody's way. It was a lovely lunch. I can understand why everyone has been raving over the food there.
The kids left a three o'clock and we walked back to the boat for an afternoon nap.
This is not a very good photograph of the card, it does not bulge where the string is wrapped around it. Trust me.
I used a white card blank and cut a piece of duck egg blue, textured card. I diecut the two feathers from light and darker duck egg blue card and added speckles with inks. These were stuck to the card with a button and some blue and white bakers twine was wrapped around the topper and tied in a bow through the button.
The sentiment was made on the computer and says "Happy Mother's Day", but it could say almost anything as this is such a useful type of construction.