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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Rugs, Rats and haircuts.

Another lovely day, which helped no end when trying to do the washing. Everything I washed dried within a couple of hours. My sheets especially, although Jades basket did take that bit longer. I washed it in the bath so it had to drip dry when I had finished. I mentioned yesterday about the dogie smell in the boat and how I felt it was the rugs that was holding the smell. Well the rugs dried really nicely today but there is still a lingering smell, so I have decided not to put them back on the boat, but treat myself to some new ones.


These rugs are no longer needed. I could have saved my back by not scrubbing them.


Jades bed.

Jades basket on the other hand has come up smelling sweet but. as summer is approaching. she much prefers to lie on just her vet bed. ( It also gives us more room in the boat.)




 I should mention that Nb GO-FOR-IT came past us yesterday morning. I would have missed them altogether if it hadn't been for Ian telling me that someone was by the lock. I knew they were heading our way by reading their blog and we said a quick hello as they left. ( in fact Colin said jokingly that, as I knew they were coming, I should have set the lock!!) Well I hope he was joking!!!
Today I also booked an appointment for a long awaited haircut. For some reason I decided to put my camera in my handbag as I left for the saloon. Then not far from Sandiacre town centre I noticed something swimming about erratically in the cut. I took this picture but I cant make out if it was a rat. Certainly looked to big to be a water vole. The tail appeared to be bushy for a rat, but there again, we have done so much damage to our environment that we could have produced a new species.


Watching this mammal made me late for my appointment, but Natasha was still on her break so I got away with it. She made a really good job of re styling my hair. The cost for wash cut and blow dry £17.50. Now that's what I call reasonable. Down south I was quoted £25 for a dry trim!!!!


My new look. Even Ian likes it and he is very hard to please when it comes to hairstyles!
 Tomorrow another 4 or 5 boats are joining us ready for the Pie and Pea 'do' at the Lock Cottage on Saturday.This, hopefully, will make for a lot of socialising, especially if the weather holds.

1 comment:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Love the new look, it really does suit you.

Awww a ratty, now you just need Toad and Badger.

Have a lovely weekend xxx

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