Monday, June 26, 2017

I have deactivated my Facebook account

Some of our readers know that I have terminal cancer.  It is a shock to me and all my friends and family.

That is why I have closed down my Facebook account.  Meanwhile I will try and keep up with this Blog as best I can to keep track of your boat trips.  Unfortunately Ann and I will not be going back to Moore to Life.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Windows XP ?

Why is it that so many computers are still running Windows XP? Especially in the NHS and big organisations. I would hope that our banks are not.
I have one computer still with XP and I cannot find an antivirus program that works now, even AVG! I only use it for pictures and music.
There must be an operating system that is better than Windows for the professional organisations.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Cruising The Cut

I have been looking at YouTube and discovered many canal related subscriptions.  Among them is one in particular that is very entertaining.  This one has a web site as well.  It is to be found at .  The young chap is very good at explaining all things related to narrowboat life on board and well worth a look at his VLogs.

Other subscriptions are 'Narrowboat Journeys' and 'Tugboat Jim'.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Family on board

Moore to Life has been taken up to Fenny and back.  All systems in good order after its winter rest.

Our family had a good time on board.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ann's Birthday

Wishing Ann a happy birthday.  Cards opened and flowers delivered.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tesco Moorings

This is what they were like in 2006.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

?Is there more to life?

Well that is the question that springs to mind.  Spring brings us uncertainty and life on hold.

Our property is up for sale but as yet no offers after several months and viewings.  We decided to move up from Dibden near the New Forest to Totton or Eling to be near our son and his family.  'Right Move' and agents provide lists of properties that we consider and sometimes view but we cannot make offers for till we can get an offer for ours!  Several properties have slipped through our fingers that were worth making an offer for, but not to be.

Health issues for both of us seem to take time to resolve.  Some planned visits to hospital and others unplanned occur each month it seems.  A certain loss of freedom is the result.

We had got ready to get up to the boat before Easter and got things together to take when another health issue took the time away.  What can we do but spend time in the garden enjoying the spring and waiting for appointments that never come!  It is early days and hopefully things will improve to let us get away for a while.

It seems that our son and his family may well beat us there to wake up the boat from its winter rest.  Chris is very competent at checking batteries, engine, gas and water systems.  They may be heading north to Fenny Compton for a lunch at the Wharf.

On a more positive note Easter is a celebration of spring and the new life that it brings.