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Sephina of Beaumaris - The Real Day 14.... Hot Hot Hot
Sephina of Beaumaris - The Real Day 14.... Hot Hot Hot
08/12/2013

Challenger 3 - living the dream

DAY 13 Another day, another sunrise. Challenger 3 continues to motor along at a steady 7 knots, chasing the winds that will blow us to paradise. We continue to follow the modified watch system and all aboard are enjoying the extra free time by sleeping, reading and kicking back in their own ways. I find it surprising at how tired we all were initially and realized the fatigue was there only once we had a chance to break from our routine of watches. Whilst off watch the foredeck is proving to be a popular choice for crew to get away from the cockpit, curl up in a sail and doze, sheltered from the heat of the midday sun.It’s a great feeling having the sun and warmth for company, although pay her too much attention and you will get burnt! It’s easy to forget it’s. read more...


08/12/2013

Arkouda - Day 12 (or 14?) How time flies

13 36 N 30 25 WI swear that I counted the days since we left when I sent the blog yesterday. I guess I subtracted the days that we spent in the Verdes.We are sailing, albeit very, very slowly, headed WSW.We are headed south still to try to avoid the even lighter winds predicted for the next few days, and hopefully the adverse (predicted west to east at 14 N) winds.We are still making progress...the true wind is down to 7-8 kts so I guess that I should be thankful for 4-5 kts that we are moving.We have had quite a number of hitchhikers and stowaways on this adventure.The first were these little green caterpillars that stowed away in the basil and coriander that I planted for fresh herbs.I bought these cute little 3 inch pots at .50 euros each, stuck them in a bowl, and the coriander took. read more...


08/12/2013

Selivra - ARC Tag 13

Samstag 7. Dezember 2013und schon wieder segeln wir einen abenteuerichen Kurs, anders als er Restder Flotte. Wir wollen das vor uns liegende Windloch im Süden umfahren umdann mit dem stärkeren Passatwind St. Lucia direkt anzusteuern. MeinSkipper und der Teilzeit Navigator der Crew, Gunther, sind vollerZuversicht das das im Moment wieder einmal die einzig richtige Routenwahlist um Motorstunden zu vermeiden. Wie aus den Funksprüchen zu hören warliegen viele Schiffe in der Flaute und treiben, da sie keinen oder nichtausreichend Diesel haben um aus dem großen Loch wieder herauszukommen.Da die Motorstunden ja als Strafe bei der Endabrechnung gewertet werden,wird erst nach der Ankunft das Ergebnis festliegen. Bisher ist meineeiserne Genua fast gar nicht zu Einsatz gekommen, nur zur. read more...


Selivra - ARC Tag 13
Selivra - ARC Tag 13
08/12/2013

Starblazer - 8 December Cava for breakfast!

At 0643 Saturday morning we reached the imaginary line drawn on the ocean to mark halfway.We chose a position 1,375 miles from St Lucia, assuming 2,750 miles in total.Our GPS thought it was 2,680 miles from the start line, but then the machine thinks we can sail over land! Just to confuse matters, the ship’s log read 1,639 miles travelled through the water which doesn’t take into account the miles the current has carried us.The one certain fact is that we have less distance to go than we have sailed already.We celebrated with Cava at breakfast in lieu of fruit juice.During the afternoon we had several minor problems, now all sorted.We decided to gybe the sails again to get a bit more south into our course which isn’t on a direct line to St Lucia but might help us miss a big wind. read more...


08/12/2013

Blue Ocean - Day 14: Spinnaker gets a well deserved rest

After several days of flying the spinnaker in light to moderate winds,tonight we got more than 30knots. Time to take the spinnaker down. All hands ondeck at 06:30 to handle the blue beast.   Successfully wrestled into its sock and taken down, we are now running withall working sails set and still making 9 knots plus towards St. Lucia.Better progress than we had hoped, our average speed is now back ontarget. Craig. read more...


08/12/2013

Athena of Southampton - log 7 – Sunday December 8th 2013

We sat in the cockpit the otherevening as the sun set after dinner and discussed how lucky we are to be here onan evening such as this. The boat stretching out ahead of us, under full sail,rising and falling gently on an easy smooth sea as we silently sailed west. Save for the rush of water downeach side, there was just the conversation. No guitars this evening, we havemany more times like this to come before we reached St Lucia. We are indeedprivileged; sailing towards the setting sun.To be able sail like this fordistant shores and for as long as this takes, away from our responsibilities andworking environments, is wonderful opportunity. To be able take this time forourselves is also, in many cases, totally down to the support or indulgence ofour families back at home. Personally. read more...


08/12/2013

Webster - Log 17: Its not usually like this around 'ere!

Saturday 7th December: Position 15 32' N 35 20'W. Lovely bright and sunny morning this morning, wind 8-10 knts, too little as usual but we getting used to that. Forecast is for less according to our grib files but that just cant be right, surely?1000 kite went up again and bacon, eggs and beans for brekky - beans has got to be our secret weapon of last resort in these conditions. Jerry then caught a fish - no he hadn't, yes he had, no he hadn't - no he hadn't, just wishful thinking! The wind was following its daily pattern coming up slightly during the early morning and we enjoyedup to 15 knts of breeze and again felt we were on our way hitting 8-9 kts on occasions. When we are going at reasonable speed (and at planning speed) it is surprising how the miles fall away; we are now roughly. read more...


07/12/2013

Magic - Tag 13: Nikolaus

06.12.2013Pos: 20° 06,5' N, 034° 43,3WKurs: 300°Heute ist Nikolaustag. Die 0600 Uhr Wache findet überraschend weihnachtliche Schokoladenhohlkörper im Schiff. Dabei hatte niemand seine Sandalen geputzt. Alles was wachfrei hat, läuft ja sowieso barfuß herum. Die echte Barfußroute läuft tatsächlich nur etwas südlich von hier. Wir bemühen uns um rechtzeitigen Verzehr, bevor die Schokolade der tropischen Mittagshitze zum Opfer fällt.So gesehen geht es uns prima. Einen Sack voll Wind hätten wir vom Nikolaus auch genommen. Es ist immer noch Schwachwind, wodurch die Segel in der Dünung teilweise nur lustlos hin und her schlackern.Kennzahlen des Tages:Reststrecke: 1536sm (nur langsam abnehmend)Wind: Ost, 1-2 BftGeputzte Schuhe: 0Weihnachstmänner (aus Schokolade): 10Olaf. read more...


08/12/2013

Silver Slipper - Good Bye Dad

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08/12/2013

Hada - Day 12 -- The Mahi That Got Away

HADA Post #8 -  Friday, December 6th,  2013The Mahi That Got Away… Came back!Or his cousin, at least, :-).Dinner will be good tonight.   HADA is sailing almost herself, with very little tweaking needed.We have about 1450 miles to go, and it looks like we will get to landfall later than we originally hoped.  Nevertheless rankings in the race improved to 11th!The weather is nice and the duties aboard are light given the gentle conditions.Endless blue in all directions continues.AndreHADA MAHIMAHI1 HADA MAHIMAHI2. read more...


Hada - Day 12 -- The Mahi That Got Away
Hada - Day 12 -- The Mahi That Got Away
Hada - Day 12 -- The Mahi That Got Away
Hada - Day 12 -- The Mahi That Got Away
08/12/2013

Aditi - Day 13; Unexpected dinner guest

:startAfter shaking out the reef at dawn we glided along all day on an 11-15kn Easterley with swell occasionally shaking the rig. It is the occasional shaking of the rig that causes problems as during the cycle back and forth there are moments of slack. That is when things come undone. And I found a vital bolt on the boom furling universal joint about 50% out of it's thread. Lucky! Now secured with lots of threadlock; pity the manufacturer did not enable the bolts to be pinned or locked.Uneventful, hot and bright day. Came across a trawler, two ships and tailed by a yacht in the distance. Made a new marigold squid but it's now made of dyneema middle cover rather than the stiffer outer cover so the swimming action isn't there. Tried a professional popper lure but no takers.Just starting. read more...


07/12/2013

Windleblo - Day Thirteen

Food -- its storage, preparation, and consumption -- occupies a large share of the time on an ocean voyage.Just before shoving off from Las Palmas, we filled Windleblo's holds with all kinds of food. We ordered some meats for delivery to the boat frozen and vacuum packed and we got the guy at the deli counter at the "HiperDino" (the Las Palmas grocery store) to vacuum seal the lunch meats and cheeses we bought there.We managed to fit all the meats and cheeses in the two on board refrigerators, plus the ten or so packs of frozen pre-cooked seal-a-meal dishes. To keep things fresh, we try to open the fridges as little as possible. One is opened several times a day; the other only once every other day or so. So far, so good, as we've had very little spoilage in the meat and cheese. read more...


07/12/2013

Idea of London -

A final push towards st lucia, only 150 miles to go, would the last night at sea deliver the usual array of shooting stars, phosphorescence and idle chat between the changing watches? No, it wouldn't. At 2am a squall had developed and all hands were required to pull down the the flogging kite, having blown one in similar circumstances two nights previously the pressure was on to move fast. The team pulled together yet again to pull off a flawless sail drop in rising wind and pouring rain. The rest of the night had each watch receive a soaking under incredibly tricky sailing conditions, dawn was a welcome sight, although the lack of food (down to a few boil-in-the-bags and, rather strangely, a hugh quantity of manchego cheese) had the team thinking. read more...


Free Spirit - Alistair (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Alistair (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Mark (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Mark (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Deckshot 1 (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Deckshot 1 (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Deckshot 2 (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Deckshot 2 (Free Spirit 62)
07/12/2013

Swan Valhalla - Log 16 - Nutty Nick

Nick as guest blogger..........this has been the pantsday of the trip, we always need pants days to show up the rest and give us thefull contrast. Today was scorchio, no swimming as we are trying to make bestspeed, had to make do with buckets over us instead. Also this was a mysteriousday of no fish even though we were going at a very suitable trawling speed fortuna. Absence of the ubiquitous flying fish was probably the reason. Feeling ourway through the light evening breeze with our ghoster up and clocking a healthy6 knots helped by the very flat sea state. Crew have been trying to bust through the lethargy bydoing several things..........Matt doing proper Japanese coulior ski prep withsome very impressive squats on the foredeck to get ready for his ski trip toJapan in. read more...


07/12/2013

Hecuba - Satellite phone fixed - we're back online!

After a pretty fierce storm about 6 days ago, our sat phone looked dead after suffering water damage. However, once the weather improved we set about attempting to fix the fried cables. Thanks to some expert soldering by Steve (and a hefty chunk of luck), we managed to get it up and running again - quite unbelievable. Over the past week we've been stuck in some low winds making slow progress and well behind schedule, but we're well past the half way mark at least. More updates to follow over next couple of days. Team Hecubahttp://www.teamhecuba.com . read more...


Hecuba - Satellite phone fixed - we're back online!
Hecuba - Satellite phone fixed - we're back online!
07/12/2013

La Rochelle - The party begins in Saint Lucia on La Rochelle

We finally finished at 9 pm on Thursday night after counting down the last 85 miles from sunup on Thursday . Just over 14 days for us as we started 30 hours late but managed to overtake a few boats on the way. The crossing can be described in thirds. First third, lovely sailing conditions up to 20 knots, second third, boring as bat****, hard work motor sailing and the final third, reasonable pressure but a little frustrating . Overall the crossing was very tame, but the rock and roll was still there. The Atlantic didn't bite us so we should be grateful for that.Wonderful support from Paul and his team, again, again and again . We definitely have had more sleep than them, as they are basically working 24 /7. Superb effort .I cannot recommend the ARC + enough, having established. read more...


07/12/2013

Jade - Days 12 & 13 Board/bored games...

The Monopoly Set has come out. Noah and Ferne are quite the little Alan Sugars. Ferne snapped up Mayfair and Park Lane within minutes, whilst Noah took to building houses and hotels on any other spare land. 5 hours later and I had to retire from the game owing them thousands in (thankfully) make-believe money. Alex has fared no better.The wind has finally perked up and today we've been flying along. We've seen only a bird and some flying fish all day long. Tonight the sky is full of stars and Venus is twinkling below a smiley-mouthed moon. Everyone on board is well and happy. Lots of love to allMichelle and all on Jade xxxx. read more...


07/12/2013

Golondrina - Christmas is here ......

Today the crew of Golondrina stood and had a minutes silence, thinking of all those loved ones at home running around doing the Christmas shopping.  Our thoughts are with you - fighting for parking spaces, buying rolls of wrapping paper only to find the load left over from last year, trying to work out what does "Don't go mad on me" actually mean? buying yet another Christmas tree stand because you can't find the old one and they always fall over anyway, realising you still haven't updated the address book from last year for the Christmas Cards,  un-knotting the Christmas tree lights which don't work anyway,  working which parents to visit and which ones to offend AND our special thoughts go to retail sales persons who are listening to a loop of Christmas music - Remember. read more...


Golondrina - Christmas is here ......
Golondrina - Christmas is here ......
07/12/2013

Dragonfly - 2.Fall

Die Nacht ist ruhig, der Motor tuckert vor sich hin und wir fahren Richtung WSW. Es ist fast unheimlich: Stockdunkel, keine Sterne, kein Mond, kein Horizont, man sieht die Hand vor Augen nicht. Auch das Glitzern des Planktons im Wasser fehlt fast gänzlich. Irgendwann in der Nacht taucht die Excalibur wieder hinter uns auf. Volker versucht mit zwei Ausweichmanövern einer Kollision aus dem Wege zu gehen, aber die Manöver werden vom Rudergänger der Excalibur nachgefahren. Erst mit einer drastischen Kursänderung kommt er weg. Die Excalibur passiert in Rufweite. Später funke ich mit Heike und wir wünschen uns eine gute Weiterfahrt nach St. Lucia. Wahrscheinlich war sie bei dem nächtlichen Manöver genausowenig an Deck wie ich. Gegen Morgen kommt etwas Wind auf. Wir setzen sofort den Genaker. read more...


Dragonfly - 2. Fall
Dragonfly - 2. Fall
07/12/2013

Free Spirit - 1000 miles to go! (Free Spirit 62)

We just passed the 2/3rds mark in our passage (see celebratory photos, Tropical is the Canary Islands local brew!), its looking like we'll clock up 3,000 miles due to the various course changes we've needed to do from time to time (the straight line distance is around 2,800 miles), we have just 1,000 miles to go and its feeling like the finishing line is coming into sight :) We're also just under 2 weeks at sea, so very much in the swing of things. We're getting quite large (4 - 5m) swells cruising through at times but with 10s between each and broad, rounded tops, they're fun to ride over. Most of our fresh food has gone, although its lasted remarkably well, we're wondering whether the Las Palmas supermarkets radiate their produce or do something else to make it last! Standouts have. read more...


Free Spirit - 1000 miles to go! (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - 1000 miles to go! (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Christian (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Christian (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Aaron (Free Spirit 62)
Free Spirit - Aaron (Free Spirit 62)
07/12/2013

Skyelark of London - Where are the trade winds?

We sailed all the way down to St. Lucia latitude to get to the trade winds but they are not here. The wind we have is varying in strength and direction, last night for a while we sailed NW then gybed to sail SW, then straight downwind going west, but with barely with enough wind pressure to keep the wing-on-wing sails filled. Steering in these conditions on a moonless night required your full attention to avoid the sails from banging.Morning brought a passing rain squall then a scorcher of a day. The shade under the bimini was disputed by all. We are slowly making progress towards St. Lucia and the spirits are high. Yesterday afternoon we caught a nice medium sized tuna, it seems that the 4 to 5 in the afternoon is our lucky hour to catch fish. The tuna became this evening's dinner,. read more...


07/12/2013

Shenanigan - Fabulous Sailing

You may have noticed from the Yellowbrick that we have changed our course going south in search of better wind and then north again following the wind! Today we have enjoyed some superb sailing reaching under the cruising chute with good speeds and good weather. Last night we had a huge squall which we had watched coming!It hit us just as we served our supper of rump steak, sautéed potatoes and steamed buttered courgettes. When the squall had stopped as abruptly as it started there was at least an inch of rain collected (not on purpose) in a beaker left on deck.Fortunately, supper was unspoilt despite the cook holding onto the plates for dear life!Today we saw flying fish for the first time - it took a moment or two to realise they. read more...


Shenanigan - Fabulous Sailing
Shenanigan - Fabulous Sailing
07/12/2013

Merlyn III - Who has stolen the trade winds

This ARC will become known as the ARC without wind, specifically withoutthe Trade Winds. These fabled winds have conveyed generations of sailors fromEurope and Africa to the Caribbean. They are part of a mighty circulatoryweather system covering much of the Northern Atlantic, kept in position by theAzores high. According to my North Atlantic weather routing chart there is analmost vanishingly small chance  that they will not manifest themselves atthis time of year at the Latitude of the Cape Verde Islands. So what hashappened to the Trades? Who is the culprit? We need to investigate.   There are various suspects amongst whom I would include Melissa, thecitizens of the UK and Chris Tibbs. I should explain. Melissa was a seriousweather system in the North West Atlantic who. read more...


07/12/2013

Milanto - 7 Dec Day 13

As predicted by Vale the wind shifted to the North East late on the 6th, we gybed onto 260 degrees heading directly to St Lucia and quickly picked up speed to 8 knots. Overnight we maintained this speed with wind of 20 knots and by morning had covered 110 miles since dinner.Today the wind has remained steady and we have been bowling along at  between 8.5 and 10.5 knots. At this time, 1630 Milanto time, we have 844 miles to go.The weather forecast is favorable for the rest of the trip with some periods of stronger winds on our stern and scattered rain but mostly warm and sunny. There isbig sea running but it is helping us on our way and Milanto is riding wind and waves beautifully.We have had a good day with rod and line and have landed two Dorado one of which was a whopper at. read more...


07/12/2013

Koala - Dec 7th: Zombie watch

This morning I was greeted in the mirror in the aft heads by the sight of a cast member of Shaun of the Dead looking back at me. Tough night with very little sleep again. It is the problem of sailing down wind in the dark in unstable conditions with no instruments where the boat will not happily steer itself without slatting the main badly and waking everyone up. About every 5 minutes.Then this morning, I decided that the wind had shifted sufficiently to warrant a gybe, so I called the off watch on deck (Julia), who responded very positively considering, and appeared a couple of minutes later blinking myopically in a mole like fashion at the upcoming sun behind me. We gybed the boat, re-setting the pole etc. and she (the boat, not Julia) immediately settled down, and steered herself. read more...


07/12/2013

Calypso - The Muffin Man?

Calypso has moved below 15 N in the hope that we can miss a patch of little wind forecast for tomorrow. Nothing too exciting has happened since our last blog but we (Dino) did manage to catch a small yellow fin tuna which provided dinner last night. Currently sailing downwind making 5/6 knots with the 2 genoas poled out (the smaller one poled out using the boom). How did the muffins (see previous blog) go down? Mary Berry is not under threat but a very good effort for a first attempt. So David is the muffin man!DDJ & P12:00 GMT (10:00 LT)14 57.6N35 42.1W1464 nm to St Lucia. read more...


07/12/2013

Nyaminyami II - blog - Saturday 7 December - Jane

By Jane Robertson Hello all from Nyaminyami on our 13th day at sea. The most unexpected find of the trip has been the excellent philosophy, poetry and general variety of our blogging whizzo, Chris. We thought you might like a bit of female perspective about this adventure so here goes.I have discovered that ‘going to sea’ has a whole new meaning when planning a long trip rather than the weekend hop along the coast or to Brittany. Mostly this is to do with victualling the ship for four people for a month without sinking it and without throwing anything away. This involves lots of trips to supermarkets checking sell by dates and trying to find items that will last for at least a month. All fresh fruit and veg from the markets in Las Palmas had to be washed and dried before loading,. read more...


07/12/2013

Adina - Day 12 A very large hook and a bake off

Day 12 dawned with the parasailor having done another night of sterling work. What's been good about the parasailor is it has allowed us to steer very deep and hence keep to our rhumb line as the winds swing to the east and are right behind us. In light winds it keeps us going whereas with white sails we'd be going nowhere. We had a good day of trade winds and were bombing along quite nicely, thank you. But life is never a bed of roses and theforecasts are showing a big wind hole come Sunday. We're hanging south in the hope the impact is not too bad but it doesn't seem worth it to go too far south if it's due to pass over in 24-36 hours.On the fun side, the Great Adina Bake Off is threatening to take off (the Adina boat owners admit they have had to be educated about this programme!).. read more...


07/12/2013

George - Still no wind

Beef is a really versatile meat it doesn't seem to ever go off! it just gets more tender... Steve is beginning to worry me he has started mixing more with Mason who is the bad boy in the sextant world. I cant see anything funny in working out your position with a sextant so why all the whispering and laughing? He was quite openly working out how far the horizon will be at 2.5 meters he of course holds 4 stars but he won't get a lolly unless he pulls his socks up! I do realise he isn't actually wearing socks its metaphorical socks.... TBPoirot and Hastings were up on deck at 0330hrs, half way through their watch, discussing a possible new case of sabotage. This was strange, not that they were discussing a new case when they hadn't solved the old one, but the fact that they remembered to. read more...


07/12/2013

Golden Spirit of Islay - Freezing problems in the Tropics

At last we have completed the first thousand miles. Much slower than expected, 12 days, but with the improving wind situation we feel we are at last making real progress. The weather has been beautiful, sunshine, calm seas and a pleasant breeze. Our freezer has completely stopped working which unfortunately means we will waste some of the pre-prepared meals made in Las Palmas, very frustrating but nothing we can do about it. We have had to stop fishing in an attempt to eat as much of the frozen food as possible before it goes bad. Just hope our success with the fishing continues when we go back to it. We have sailed quite a way South now and are nearly on the same parallel of latitude as St Lucia. We are hoping for a small wind shift that will help us sail West as soon as possible. Life. read more...


07/12/2013

Resolute of Thames - BAAAAR HUMBUG AND COUNTING CHICKENS

No, dear reader, Gilly-mate has not elevated eggs to the same status as tomatoes but increasingly the question on both our lips is are we nearly there yet?To which my overly cynical response (after the mainsail drama) is not until we have crossed the finish line and started the engine but to which Gilly-mate's is once we get within 200nm (because that is my conservative estimate as to how far we might motor, in benign conditions, with the fuel we have left onboard).I estimate that we have only used the engine for propulsion during the crossing to do 10nm and I would very much like to cross the finish line without increasing that! We both feel that having been at sea since the 20 November we do need to get there.However, our reasons differ:I have already been in e-mail contact with a. read more...


07/12/2013

Firefly - Fast at last

Friday was a very pleasant day but we were plagued again by light winds (again!) The wind speed and direction being about 6 knots and easterly. Most of the day was therefore motoring and as we were going at 6 knots and heading west it was hot. The wind came back this morning (Saturday) and we have the Gennaker up in a north easterly wind that is touching 20 knots in the gusts. Its close to the wind strength limit for this reaching spinnaker and its giving us speed surges of nearly 10 knots and an average of over 7. The forecast is for the wind to keep building so before dark (at 1830 in our current zone) we will drop the spinnaker for the night. If the wind does keep building it may not come out again then for the duration of the trip.This morning Murray and Peter saw a large pod of. read more...


São Francisco 4 - Dia 7 Dez - Kiko a fazer a manutenção do gerador / 7th Dec - Kiko doing the generator's maintenance
São Francisco 4 - Dia 7 Dez - Kiko a fazer a manutenção do gerador / 7th Dec - Kiko doing the generator's maintenance
São Francisco 4 - Dia 7 Dez - Elas a relaxarem ao pôr-do-sol / 7th Dec - The girls relaxing at the Sunset
São Francisco 4 - Dia 7 Dez - Elas a relaxarem ao pôr-do-sol / 7th Dec - The girls relaxing at the Sunset
07/12/2013

Hebe - Day 14 7/12/13

15:31:44N047:31:26WQue ce qui ce pas alors ??  Here we are in a gentle Force 3,  coaxing the spinnaker along day and night, cloudy and drizzly. Where's the glorious ocean swell? Where are these s******g trades? We wanna go surfing ! Andrew has already ordered another colourful sail to add to Hebe's wardrobe, this lady is high maintenance. On board life goes on contentedly, pulses sprouting, goldfish rocking gently ( relieved not to be beating and emptying out in the sink) and bananas down in the net happily ripening.Sarah wears the marigolds on this ship and gets teased mercilessly poor girl, even called Bilge Queen the other day. The boys are very naughty, not paying attention to cleaning lessons.  Peter desultorily  pushing the dirt around with the swiffer. read more...



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