Posts in Category: Day to Day

A short film from our hols!

Here’s a bit of a test film we put together whilst we were on our cruise last June. We sailed from Venice to Dubrovnik, then over to Greece and Turkey and called in at Split in Croatia o the way back. Our ship was the Norweigan Jade.

This short film was put together using clips we filmed on the iPhone 6 plus in Venice and Dubrovnik. It was all edited in iMovie of the iPhone.

Just a bit of fun to try out the potential of the filming using the phone. Hope you enjoy it.


50th Birthday update

So following on from the previous post, my Dad was let home from hospital and got back home after a few hours.
Me and Jenny went out for my birthday dinner, we found a restaurant which was offering free meals for whoever’s birthday it is so we made the most of it.
lunchA full rack and half of ribs!! It was beautiful. Jen had the 3/4 rack with chicken fillets. We would definitely recommend this place and will be going again.

After lunch we called in on my 103yr old Grandad who was recovering from a fall just before Christmas where he broke his hip. He has been in a rehabilitation centre for a few weeks and will be going home tomorrow so thats good news.

Afterwards we went to spend a couple of hours with my Mum and Dad, where we shared my birthday cake, and very nice it was too.

It was time to get home as we were having our friends over for a couple of drinks. When I was 40 a good friend of mine who has since been taken from us, bought me a bottle of champagne. I always said I would keep it for a special day. Well today we opened it, raised a glass to Dave and enjoyed the bottle.

So, overall, despite a bit of a dodgy start to the day, I had a great birthday, spending time with friends and family, and thats what it’s all about.

Cheers everyone.

Carl & Jenny.


50 years young today!


Well today is my birthday, yay. My 50th to be more precise! My God, where have all those years gone? Half a century sounds a long time but tell that to any 50-year old and they’ll probably say it feels like no time at all. Many people have established themselves in their chosen or given career and made small but significant accomplishments in their lifetime. But for some, their careers are just beginning. For us its a final year in the change of the rest of our lives. Its hitting home now that we only have just over 12 months to put everything in to gear for buying and moving aboard our boat. I’m sure we’ll have more things to do at the end of the 12 months.

In the meantime we are off to celebrate my birthday. Me and Jenny are going out for a late lunch and then the plan was to go up to my parents for tea. My Dad suffered a massive stroke 4 months ago and it has left him paralysed down his right side, speech problems and other issues. He has always been really fit and active so this was a massive blow to us all. My Mum is coping (just) but it’s very hard for her. So this evening we had planned to take a cake up and have a small celebration of their little boy becoming 50!! That was until we had a phone call this morning. He’s been taken back into hospital again, (he’s only been out three weeks and already had to go back once). Apparently he stopped breathing for a short time although now he is okay. So the cake might have to be had at the hospital if they keep him again.  It’s worrying times but we have a strong close family and will get through it. Hope they let him back home today though!

So, for now, we’ll go and have some lunch and wait to see if we are visiting the hospital or keeping to the original plan.