Sunday, 2 August 2015

Trent River Cruise

Hi everyone! Two weeks tomorrow until I move eeeee... It's starting to feel VERY real now. Anyway, this post isn't about that, it's all about how I spent my day today. For my birthday my Grandparents bought me a cruise on the River Trent with a carvery dinner for me, them and Richard so when they told me about it we booked it for today as we were all free. 

The day was really nice, it was a three hour cruise and you also get a three course dinner (fun fact no 1: this is the only river cruise to prepare all of its food on board apparently). The boat we were on was the Trent Lady and it was lovely. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the food was really good! I had minestrone soup as my starter, followed by the carvery lunch where I had a vegetarian cottage pie instead of the meat, and finished with a sundae with chocolate sauce for dessert. 

As you go along the river the Captain tells you little facts about the surrounding area 
(fun fact no 2: The Nottingham Forest (city ground) is actually on the County side of the river and the Notts County ground is on the city side).

The boat also passed by the Riverside Festival, which happened this weekend and because its the Sunday we got to see some of the Dragon Boat racing. I will apologise for the lack of photos, like an idiot I didn't think it was going to be very warm today so I wore a black striped top and black skinny jeans and was extremely warm so didn't feel up to taking many, but my Gran took LOADS so as soon as I can get hers from her I'll either do a separate post or add them into this one.

However, it really did brighten up and it was really warm in the end, so after the cruise we got back to mine and had a cup of tea in the garden, and then my grandparents went home. It was such a lovely evening so Richard and I decided to go to the pub and have a drink using the remaining money on my gift card from my birthday. All was well and good and lovely until the flying ants appeared (I still feel itchy now) so we ended up going inside to get away from them!

On the boat!

Before the ants attacked

Sat outside on the boat!

The boat we were on (picture courtesy of Google)

I've had such a lovely day and it was so good to carry my birthday on to the next month (spoilt much?) I'm going to try and get into a routine with my posts and have set days which will be so much easier when we move in so we'll see! Anyway I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you again soon!

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