Sunday, December 23, 2007

High seas blogging

Hi all! I'm blogging from the high seas, being tossed and turned and tumbled in family, food, and affection. Mrs. Pirate hasn't left the galley since we arrived, and the edibles have been endless. Pirate is currently trying to get his little brother's old dinghy in working order so we can go for a bit of exercise in the cold sunshine and shed a few calories in the process, but it appears to be a lost cause; i don't think the little craft has been water-tight for years. It's more than a morning's work to get operational.

We sailed up on Friday in Pirate's big, splashy classic yacht, and after leaving the fog in Brizzle had clear water the whole way. Mr. and Mrs. Pirate were ecstatic to see us, and after raising several toasts to everything Mr. Pirate could think to name, the two of us (Pirate and his mum being teatotal) drowned the majority of the ship's supply of bubbly rum. We nearly burnt the ship down that evening in an attempt to roast some chestnuts, but after some quick action on the Pirate's part there were only a few singed sails to tell the tail.

I've been sleeping like a rock in the big double hammock in the guest saloon, rocked gently each night by the movement of the vessel, and Pirate has completely abandoned the moratorium on non-married people sleeping together and has crawled into my hammock every night. Thus far a very successful visit indeed.

Tomorrow we are all sailing north to the paternal gran's port, where there will be a big clan gathering, roast turkey, and pressies galore. Stay tuned for the swashbuckling update!

19 comments:

FirstNations said...

Oh a pirates life for me!

merry christmas, my darling! now go look at your reflection in your nice new ring and GRIN!

Geosomin said...

Sounds like a great time.
Merry Christmas!

Rimshot said...

(insert nautical humor here)

A very Happy Winter Holiday to you and yours, CB!

Just think, this time next year you'll be celebrating your first (insert non-denominational December fest) at the offical Mrs. Pirate!

Miss Melville said...

Happy holidays, my friend! Enjoy, and know that you are much loved in many different corners of the globe. :)

Dave said...

Happy Christmas to you and all your readers!

homo escapeons said...

Hairy Crizzmoose CB!

llewtrah said...

Season's Greetings! It was so rainy here the only thing to do with a dinghy is turn it upside down and shelter beneath it! Dad wisely didn't venture forth on any of his craft.

Hannah said...

You're going to have to find a new moniker for Mrs Pirate soon, methinks...

Happy New Year, CB!

FirstNations said...

....did you fall overboard?

Annie Rhiannon said...

Hello?

barb michelen said...

look this is the "diet" i told you about you should really enter the site :) bye enter the site

Dave said...

Lost at sea, with all hands.

Anonymous said...

Happy 29th Birthday from an old friend from HS.

Trying to help you figure me out. :)

Da Nator said...

Should we alert the Coast Guard?

Timorous Beastie said...

Bitch! Where are you? Lost at sea?

Geosomin said...

Hello...is this thing on? :)

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Anon: thank you. very kind of you to remember. It would be more helpful if you told me your name.

Anonymous said...

But that wouldn't be any fun though.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

fun for whom? i gotta confess, i don't really find this game fun anymore. just tell me who you are, because you're really bugging me and wierding me out.