Saturday, 1 February 2020

Three brothers in a boat


Just a dog picture today and nothing else. I did put a new waterlily in the pond, but there is nothing less photogenic than a waterlily in winter, so I don't have a shot of it. Think of a black dripping container with nothing sticking out the top of it and you'll be on the right track. We are enjoying the last couple of thick fluffy weeks of Bertie before he has an appointment with the dog groomer. He looks like a proper cockapoo at the moment. When we pick him up he will be more like a brown lamb. One of his little white dog friends had such a close shave the other day she is actually pink. Bert was horrified.

Around here we have very much been enjoying the story of three brothers who rowed across the Atlantic. They are the youngest trio to have done it and the fastest. It took them just 35 days and what I found most incredible of all was that they didn't kill each other. I still vividly recall the biggest boy trying to capsize us all in the canoe experience at the wetlands place after just seven minutes. Apparently the three brothers played their bagpipes, harmonica and ukulele to entertain each other. We were all lost for words. Although there was some discussion as to who would be eaten first in the event of a food emergency.

I found an interesting entry in my diary the other day. It says, 'Knight course: week 1'. Then there are similar entries for the following three weeks. I do very vaguely recollect signing up for a free online course in something, because I recall wondering if I had time for it, and then deciding that I might be able to squeeze it in, and what was the worst that could happen. But I cannot for the life of me remember what the course is about. Google has not helped. I suspect it was late at night and I was lured by the idea of some interesting advertising and the thought of Improving myself. Is it an actual Knight course? Was I thinking, perhaps in a dissatisfied moment, of running off to fight in the crusades? I have searched my Inbox for a clue, but alas there is none. I am hoping for an email on Monday to enlighten me. In the meantime I am putting my affairs in order and practising pulling swords out of stones. I do hope they give me a horse.

16 comments:

  1. I hope you find an answer to your dilemma soon. Meanwhile, please post photos of the sword-pulling, and later of the horse!

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  2. Thank you for sharing the story about the 3 brothers who rowed across the Atlantic. That is SO amazing! I'm wondering how their musical instruments fared with all that saltwater sloshing over everything. I wish there was a video recording of their adventure. As a sailor, I'm fascinated with stories like this. You should get the book "DOVE" by Robin Graham. In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. I'm even more surprised that they didn't kill each other if one of them took bagpipes! :0) Maybe you signed up for some sort of astronomy course and your tired brain added the extra 'K'? Although the thought of you learning to joust is much more amusing! Happy dragon slaying! xx

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  4. Have you searched your blog for you are bound to have told us about it? Anyway it will be a wonderful surprise when the Knight in shining armour knocks on the door. x

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  5. Evening school. Autocorrect spelling of night? Although I do like the idea of knight training with horses and learning to joust.

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  6. It was a very effective course then?

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  7. Lovely picture of Bertie, and I'm not surprised that he was horrified. The rest of the post had me laughing. xx

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  8. Such a sweet photo of Bertie. I dare say the fur grows back alarmingly quickly. Can’t imagine my three sons surviving an Atlantic crossing in a rowing boat...what a scary thought lol! I look forward to seeing flowering lilies on your pond this summer. Have a good week. B x

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  9. I do rather like the thought of you training to be a knight with an online course. Bagpipes, ukulele and harmonica together in a boat... I fear I would have done away with them on day one if they were my brothers!

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  10. Gorgeous woofer. Three boys in a boat, my sons wouldn't have lasted seven minutes. Knight course sounds wonderful....

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  11. Imaging taking your bagpipes along when rowing across the Atlantic! Bertie is a handsome chap, a very fine example of a cockapoo. I am curious about your course, do let us know when you find out what it is. Meanwhile, have a lovely week xx

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  12. I don't think I'd enjoy being a knight -- other than the horse element -- swords and other sharp weapons make me very queasy. Still, perhaps it's an exercise program that mimics the skills one would require as a knight? I feel like that's something the internet would invent. Check Gwyneth Paltrow's website. :D

    Also on the list of things that make me queasy - rowboats. And a rowboat on a large ocean? I couldn't even click the link.

    Bertie is an utter dreamboat. I love the gingery cast to his hair. I hope he gets a nice hairdo. That poor pink-skinned creature must have been frozen solid. xoxo

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  13. You funny girl!!! Also hope you get a horse!

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  14. So many possibilities; so many unanswered questions. I hope you discover what the Knight course entailed soon.

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  15. So funny, maybe you had been having a few late night drinks and it was actually a 'night' course but alcohol couldn't manage a homophone! The dog picture just drew me in - such a cutie. Thanks for checking out my sweater. Jo xxx

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  16. Cheaper than late night online shopping though. And probably more fun.

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