Monday, 12 March 2012

Making a splash

On Friday, IXL brought her lovely traditional wooden river boat to visit and when one clambers along her deck she leans, so to traverse from stern to bow, to feel perfectly safe, one needs harness and pitons.

The task of releasing lines fell to me but on the way I lost hold of a handhold and over the side I tumbled, cap, glasses and worst of all, i-phone!
Glasses, cap, wallet and me were all saved, but the i-phone, despite being doused in fresh water and placed into a plastic bag with silicon crystals is dead. My old Nokia, long since retired, survived a similar dunking because it was immediately disassembled, battery and sim card out, front face off, washed in fresh water then dried. But the i-phone does not come apart! Any ideas?
Her guests were Lyn, psychologist, John, radio producer and Ruth, photographer. But with dry clothes I rejoined the party and we were off. Just around the corner we anchored off a little waterfall and had lunch IXL had prepared beforehand of roast pork belly and veal, with antipasto and salad following her exquisite entrĂ©e, seafood terrine made with goats cheese and prawns wrapped in pink salmon slices all washed down with iced white wine. Life's tough.
So we had a lovely day, with free counselling for IXL, free advice on converting files to MP3 for me and Ruth took plenty of photographs, unfortunately. Haha!


PS. I have not gone crazy. Blogger is doing its thing, changing fonts, colours and underlining as it sees fit!

9 comments:

  1. Place it in a container of dry rice ..

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    1. Phone hospital read the last rites today, left the body at the morgue. So out comes the old Nokia tomorrow. :-(

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  2. You sure the capsizing was before the iced white wine?

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    1. Yes, so no excuse except carelessness!

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  3. loved the vulnerability seen in your photo..gee Ruth is a great photographer
    and the lunch sounded divine....seems didn't miss a beat while all this was going on
    great woman...not letting you steal the show

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    1. She is a show off... but then she has plenty to show!

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  4. whoops a daisy......good thing you have the Nokia backup! The lunch must have been dreamily delicious!

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  5. Hahahaha - yeah, sure you weren't drinking before you fell ;)

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    1. The glass of chilled white was not in my hand at the time. That is all I am prepared to swear!

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