I've made the Christmas mincemeat - yes - don't go there either - it's a story of windfalls!
|Do you think we have enough to survive?|
and, most excitedly of all, I've been kayaking for a few hours on the canal.
|Rosemary and chilli oil, rocket pesto, mincemeat, hot beetroot and garden chutters!|
which are more stable on the water, but a bugger to steer and then some of us had a go in the Kirton kayaks
which have rudders and are much less stable when you're stationery but are fantastic at speed and stay much straighter than the Pippins.
It was a somewhat wobbly experience in the Kirton and I am not sure if my butt cheeks could have contracted much tighter in trying to keep the boat upright - I felt somewhat like my mother used to when she drove her mini metro in the 80's, leaning forward to encourage the car to go faster. It had bugger all effect, but made her feel better. For me, trying to control the tilt of the boat with my arse, naturally did nothing, but I did feel my buns had had a great work out after 20 minutes of that!
Still, "there is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats!"