Category Archives: Family Life

October 23

October Holiday: 3a

I envisage a series of micro posts today. It’s 8.38, we’re at the marina. The guys are preparing for the boat launch. It’s getting exciting

October Holiday: 1

A half term is a short and easy to manage challenge, 7 posts in 7 days. It is a challenge I shall relish. With the boat due in the water Monday , there maybe an overtly nautical/maritime theme. Only time will tell…

October 15

Finally

After what seems like years of delays, we are assured the boat is on its way. Leaving the Czech Republic Wednesday, it will be in the water at the end of the week: in time for half term. I will of course believe it when I see it. But until then, a few more pics […]

Holiday: 5

Today is going to be expensive. Zane, the van, is on for its first major service, and I am in a rainy Chelmsford until 5. I feel there will be much coffee consumed between now and then. I am also shopping for OH’s birthday present, which is tomorrow. I haven’t found him anything yet. But […]

Crick Boat Show 2017 – a review

Last year, newbies to the event, we paid for three days camping, a weekend pass … and a vague idea of “buying a boat” at “Some point” in a “distant future”.  Our minds were blown away, from the initial decision to have a narrow boat to visiting the broadbeams and knowing there and then what […]

Saying Goodbye

To three camping stalwarts today: our Elsan toilet, the camping fridge, and the old brown coolbox.  All have done stirling service. None owe us anything. While two of them –  for certain – cost us nothing, coming free as they  did with Shara the van. Shara went to the big campsite in the sky 5 […]

Burning question

Six people give an account of a dinner party. One member of the party doesn’t mention one of the guests at all during his account. Why not?