|Not so easy getting into the cratch with Bath next to us.|
Now the reason for leaving the boat this morning was to take a trip to Long Buckby. Along the GU on the Buckby flight of locks is a little shop called Anchor cottage and run by a lovely lady called Trisha. Not only does she sell canal ware but paints them too. In October 2010 we asked her to paint a large Buckby can in our boat colours. I didn't want traditional red roses and suggested blue instead. When we got the can I was thrilled and 2 years later ordered a second middle sized can. So on our journey back this October we purchased to large wooden planters and asked if she could paint these also in our colours. Last week she phoned to say they were ready and we arranged for collection today. Love the way she has done them and can just imagine my pink, white and orange begonias cascading over the sides. Roll on Spring!