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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.

Monday, 11 November 2013

A night to remember

What a show! Cirque Du Soleil Alegria was amazing. I had heard how brilliant the show was and it didn't disappoint. For sheer entertainment it was money well spent. It was a different matter with the  food and merchandise. What a complete ripoff! Hot dog £4, chips £2.80 for a small carton, popcorn a staggering £6, one very small tub of ice cream (yogurt pot size) £4 even my tea was £2 for a small cup. The beer was over £4 and a small glass of wine also £4 The cost of a T Shirt  £10 and even to buy a brochure came to the same amount as the T Shirt! Needless to say I had my tea and Ian had a coffee. We refused to pay out for anything else!

The show finished at 7.30pm and we high tailed it back to the boat to see how Jade had been. With a lot of trepidation Ian lifted the rear hatch expected an anxious Jade to be waiting for us at the door. She wasn't there! No she was fast asleep in her basket and looked at us all bleary eyed and quizzical as if to say 'have you been out?'

Thats for being a good girl.
Today we have spent sorting through the boat to remove as much as possible before going up to Langley in the morning. Our garage is now full of toot that we, for some reason, carry with us 'just in case it comes in handy'.

Ian fetching the wheelbarrow and being harassed by a cygnet

Shoo, you don't mess with me

Most disgruntled

This cygnet nearly came on the boat!
Mist starting to rise. Time was 16.30pm Maybe tonight will be foggy.

And finally:-


Jaqueline Biggs said...

The bees on your first "And finally..."picture are enjoying Echinacea. The root of this particular flowering plant offer very powerful immune system support. It is a plant of the American Prairies and a delight to see growing so happily over here.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hello Jaq,

The plant in question was flowering at Teddington Lock. I hadn't seen it before and thought how pretty it was. What a bonus to think it can be used in our medicines. Well I hope it's used.... if not it blooming well should be!

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