Friday, November 13, 2015

C R T Elections ?

I have done my duty and voted. Before voting I was able to read about all the candidates in the various groups.

However I was only able to vote for the private candidates.  There were eight of them.  I had to put them in order of preference.  Stella Ridgway is supported by NABO.  I know of Andrew Tidy who wanted to be elected last time but he was not in the private list.

We must now wait and see if things improve or not over the next few years.

Our next boat is in the process of being painted, renamed and refitted.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The next boat for us

We went to see the boat this week at Oxford Narrowboats.  Only the second viewing, we like it and are committed.  Some work to be done to make it ours.
 We are to name her Moore to Life.  Note the 'to' rather  than '2'.  It is back to the name of our previous boat as '3' is not right!  When we started boating we never imagined that we would have possessed so many.  Our first was shared with with friends and used at weekends and holidays a long time ago.  So that is a total of four since the 1990's!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Wild life breakfast

Our ornamental pear tree is one focal point in the corner of our garden. There are pea nuts and bird seed feeders hung from the branches.

We can watch our visitors from the window.  They range from a family of squirrels, pigeons, song birds, magpies and occasionally a Jay or two!

The squirrels arrive first and chase each other over the tree having come along the fence from the local wood.  They take their turn to hang down from the branch to get the nuts.

The song birds arrive for the seed and scatter them over the ground.   The fat pigeons try to get either the nuts or seeds by flapping their wing to hover by the feeders but give up and sweep the ground for the seeds.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


We last saw Mo & Nes at Whitchurch back in 2012.  Got the sad news that Mo has died.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Do we still need it?

Living 'on the bank' is the new era for now.  Our bungalow is occupied by all our stuff off the boat.  We have several large plastic containers with the contents now sorted for various parts of the new boat.

The boat we hope to get will be ten feet shorter than M2L so a fair proportion of our stuff will have to go.  When on a boat if you have not used it for a year then it has to go.  The same applies when you are 'on the bank'!  We have decided to call the new boat 'Moore To Life'.

Even our massive collection of pictures taken during our explorations of the waterways are getting the 'thinning' treatment.   Do have a look at our web site to see them.  They may be just pictures but they do provoke a memory.  Just reducing their capacity to put them on a memory stick so our TV can display the pictures.

It is good for us to be able to track all our boating friends by reading their blogs and making occasional comments, so keep blogging!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Morning Mist

The new owners Dave and Chris are soon to set off on their voyage of discovery.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Another boat?

We liked this one but it is not  available till the end of the season.