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KESCRG at Seven Locks

pubs around Bushton. Some nights they remembered to take Nic. The beer in or Bushton was so good that the other camp My first canal camp came over to sample it and play skittles one by Sophie Williamson, age 5 months evening mummy proved that she is still Mummy & daddy decided that I wasn t rubbish at skittles. No-one seems to know old enough to be left at home alone (probwho won the match. I blame the beer. ably worried about wild late night parties) so Despite my best efforts at needing to they took me on holiday with go to bed at their supper them to Wiltshire. The actime, everyone ate lots of commodation was best delovely food cooked by scribed as a chintzy caravan Rowena, with mummy in an in the car-park of the village advisory & occasional auxilhall. Mummy said she would iary stirring role. Note for help cook & Rowena said any other babies contemplatshe d cuddle me but hand ing coming on a canal camp me back when things needed the blue brew box makes stirring, or changing! I don t an excellent bath. See photos mind the cooking but nofor details. It even has BB body said anything about written on it for Baby Bath! going to supermarkets every Apparently when they day. Boring!! did get to site and weren t Lots of other people sitting in the tea hut drinking turned up, some of them tea they did some bricklaying The author enjoys a bath were quite muddy, most of on lock 4, Digger shifted a lot them were men, and they of clay, and they started the spent quite a lot of time talking about beer chamber clearance at lock 2. Daddy says he s I think I need to know more about this. I going to write a bit more about that, it was too had hoped that daddy would take me to site muddy for me to want to do a site inspection. & let me drive the digger, but apparently See you all soon, lots of love & dribbles Digger was welded to the seat and wouldn t Sophie let anyone else play. It rained. A lot. So KESCRG, the next generation! Rowena & mummy made cake and wished that all the boys would go to site and get out ...and from Daddy Ian... from under their feet so that they could get on with some knitting. KESCRG vs Lock 4, Round 5 On Wednesday it rained so much they and didn t go to site at all, but we did get to learn KESCRG vs Lock 2, Round 1 more about beer, by going on the tour of the Wadworth brewery. They had never had a The major objective of the week was to fill in baby on the tour before no-one in the risk the gaping hole behind the offside of Lock 4 assessment department had heard of parents and in doing so remove the clay mountain in carrying their baby in a sling, assuming that the adjacent field. they wouldn t be able to get their buggies up We were armed to the hilt with Adam Digger Morris at the helm of Rachel s JCB, the stairs! We all enjoyed the tasting session at the end, but I think I ll stick to milk for and the crew with a roll of sheep s feet... now. The boys all enjoyed the beer so much We also needed to complete the coping bricks on the wing walls of lock 4, quite a they spent all the other evenings in various

Camp 08: Wilts & Berks Canal

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