Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dibden woodland

The Rhododendrons are all in flower now.  As seen on our walk through the local woods.
While the damp conditions continue I have been working on up loading more edited chapters of our book 'Life with a Narrowboat'.  While doing so Ann and I relive the memories.  Just so pleased that I had written so much during our travels on the inland waterways.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A bit of colour

'Tis not much but it is my first rose in this garden! Velvet Fragrance.  And yes it does smell sweet.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Forest Flame

Preparations are being made to move our Forest Flame sideways.
It provides a splash of colour in our garden.  Just hope it likes its new position.  It only has two chances!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The last Chapter, 2012

I have at last uploaded the final chapter of our adventures on the inland waterways.  It is Chapter 18 that tells about our trip on the River Thames in 2012.

Go to our website at

It may seem odd that Chapter 17 is missing but I have set myself the task of editing the other Chapters and splitting Chapter 5 which covered two years.

Let me know what you think about the links to our picture pages in Chapter 18.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A new fence

We are pleased with the efforts of one man from 'Spadework'.  A very professional job done during the day.
And we have already started to tidy up!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our website update

Our web site has been updated.  Pictures of canals and rivers from one end to the other now include our  last years exploration in 2013.  Please visit the site at

We had started discovering the inland waterways back in 2001 on the Oxford canal.
Cropredy, Oxford Canal

Having discovered most of it we then proceeded to explore it all again over the years.  Heading north, south, east and west.
Goldaming, River Wey (South)

Near Skipton, Leeds n Liverpool (North)

Bath, Kennet n Avon (West)

Paddington, (East)
And we got to know many people doing the same.  Oh what a wonderful life it was.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Home sweet home

We are still hoping to see our boat some time this year. Just cannot believe we are in the sixth month back on land.
 While walking through the woods with Molly the blue bells are in profusion.
Spring time near where we live.