Saturday, 7 January 2012

2012 plans

Ok, I have now developed my plans a bit further

Between now and April we will have the odd weekend at the boat in between Johannas GCSE's.  interestingly her school do them in a year at a time.  For example, history and about 4 other subjects will be studied in year 10 and the exams at the end of the year, with controlled assessments throughout.  Year 11 will be French and the others, making about 11 GCSE's, she already has ICT in the bag when she was 13, a bright girl with her school report showing straight A's across the board.

But back to the boat.  I may go for a few days between April and now.  If Feb half term is ok and Jo is not stressing about school work, we might get a mid week break in.

April is a flight to Spain to see my sister in her Finka in Estepona.

May is possibly a work trip to the US so we might get the odd weekend overnighter.

June, hopefully the half term week we can enjoy on the boat.  Late June is an alternative to the May trip to the US (Iowa and possibly Minnesota, so not exciting in the least).  Sadly, I hate flying.

July.  We were going to boat to near Eton for the Olympic rowing as we have tickets but have decided to cash in some of my priority reward points and drive to a hotel near to eton. 

August will be 2 weeks off on the boat to wherever and back.

September, weekending again with October possibly being a week at half term taking her to a new winter mooring although we are not sure about this yet.  the issue is that Kings Bromley is inconvenient with Jo studying and all so i was thinking about 6 months in Sawley and 6 months Kings Bromley or elsewhere.  the difficulty is we like Kings Bromley alot, it is very convenient for so many routes.

I am very keen on having a new build when I do retire so Lola will be sold, depsite all the work we have had done to her.  Not expecting much of a return but I reckon about 30k would be a welcome sum.  Of course I could have her taken out and tidied up/re-designed and this is an option.