Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Full Steam Ahead,

for the next days work on the kittens room,

one of the boys started the final grouting on one of the walls,

whilst the other started the front of the pool,

also the top of the wall was fitted with it's corners,

a few final touches,

and the front and inside facing walls are finished,

meanwhile door furniture fitted and Arry is matching the new door with the old,

and it was done, well the first coat anyway,

tops of the walls finished,

needing a bit of a clean and grout,

matching blue and green threshold put in place,

and work starts on painting the walls and ceiling,

at close of play the step up to the pool tiled, then off the happy band of builders went for supper,

the day just slipped past watching progress on the room, after our evening meal and watching a few from Judge Judy and Highway Patrol it was time for tonight's film, this one titled Admiral Command and Conquer, definitely one of the better period true life dramas, do not be put off by the Dutch only soundtrack, it has excellent English subtitles, the film follows the fortunes of Holland in the 1600s when a new admiral was given command of the Dutch fleet, at a time when France, Germany and England were snapping the countries heels and borders, both at sea and on land, he led the opposition in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century, and became the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, although his name might not be known by many, one of his deeds you may have heard about was when he famously sailed up the River Medway to Chatham to sink as many as 13 Royal Navy ships in 1667, and towing two, one the normal flagship of the English fleet, HMS Royal Charles, back to Holland, this daring act became known as the Raid on the Medway: The Worst Defeat of the British Navy in Historyhis name, Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, because of it's lack of English soundtrack I nearly did not buy this film, but having seen it I am so glad I did, Diana who is not a fan of non English speaking films really enjoyed it too, it was that good, and with that we went to bed.

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