April – Steve retires and we start to walk the South Downs Way
May – Sheryl breaks her foot and we stop walking the South Downs Way
June – we sell our flat in Chichester and have the money to buy the boat
July – Steve walks the highest four peaks in the Lake District in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. We fly to Croatia to have a look at an Aphrodite 42. Unfortunately we decide it will take too much work to bring up to scratch.
August – we fly to Stockholm to have a look at another Aphrodite. This one is in much better condition and we decide to buy her.
September – after what seems to be an interminable wait for the rudder to be repaired we finally go back to sweden to collect our new boat. Sheryl breaks her arm less than one week into the voyage home!
October – six weeks later we arrive in Falmouth.