Monday, 25 November 2013

New Arrival

Welcome to the world, Florence Rosie Born 24th November. A beautiful new great niece. Congratulations to Adam ,Gemma and Delilah. Can't wait to meet you!
Five of these Robins flew off  on their merry way to Skipton, via the post office, after the first flock disappeared mysteriously on a national express coach, from milton keynes.
Jane finished crocheted christmas cards with the help of sister Liz, this was like a scene from Blue Peter, glue ended up all over Liz and the bows of Emily????, obviously she has not had a professional education in the spreading of glue unlike Jane who has an N.V.Q in it.
Any one out there wanting to send christmas cards our way , please can we ask that you sponsor Lewis instead, as he is doing the london Marathon in aid of a charity who is trying to protect Elephants from extinction, please go to   Thanks very much xx
Sculpture of Running man with Figures, at Wolverton.
we passed by this morning on our way to Cosgrove, this photo does't do it justice, as you can't see the small figures he's holding out in his hand, any way we like it!
View from the back cabin as we chug up the canal , on the look out for fire wood.
At Fenny Stratford last week, we filled up with Diesel in the lock, Supplied by Working boat Aston.
Brian continues with new doors, now complete with lining, just about to varnish.
Knobs and door knocker to be made in the forge.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Not to be !

Well Jane's job didn't work out to well, infact only lasted a week.
Mainly due to back problems and finding it difficult to conform to buttoned up uniforms, eating off trays and generally feeling like she was back at school .
Brian kept up his good work ethic anyway, by making lots of beautiful things to sell at a new gallery at Wilton .
Jane carried on with what she enjoys best and has been making Christmas cards and decorations which will be winging there way towards friends and family soon.
Liz came to stay which was q great distraction from Jane's wows .This proved timely as Christmas shopping is much more fun with a sister in tow! And retail therapy can sometimes improve humour ,not always mind !
It was a good thing Liz brought a huge rucksack , as this went back full of Christmas goodies for the family up north, shame about her clothes though!
Milton Keynes is becoming easier to navigate around, mainly due to Brian trying different routes every time he leaves the boat. It is a place full of great ideas , that need a few more years to come together. It is affectionately known as Telly Tubby land by the crew.
Emily is having new front doors as we speak , so everything is pretty much up side down. The old ones leaked and were drafty, so off they came this morning, watch this space for up dates. Hopefully to be completed by the time Lewis returns from Uni in 4 weeks.