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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.

Friday, 1 May 2015

And we are open for business!

 Amazing what a bit of peace and quite will do. No sound from the noisy engine running neighbours and consequently it was around 9am when we got up! First job was to walk to Morrisons for provisions. Ian's brother Alan and sister in law Angela are to visit so of course feeding them is a must. Cake making yesterday took the whole afternoon, 2 cakes made, a banana cake and chocolate sponge. One big problem with the chocolate cake. It was a new receipt untried by myself. The mix is very liquid and not something I will do again. Proved the boat wasn't on an even keel as one side was much thicker then the other! Still a bit of trimming and sticking back in places did the trick.

Coming back from Morrisons I happen to spy two well known boats from blogger land. AREANDARE with Sandra and Barry and Captain Ahab and Helen with the famous Jam Butty. Long chat ensued with Andy and Barry and a visit to the Jam Butty for more goodies is on the agenda as well as photography tips from Barry.

The bunting has gone up and the 'Open for Business' flag. Drinks are on us folks as we only fly the flag for special occasions. Well it's not quite a special occasion yet but will be on the 5th May when it will be our anniversary. 42 years of married bliss although Ian often tells people that if he had 'done me in' when we were first married he would served his time and be a free man by now!

A few more pics from the site.

No doubt more to blog about tomorrow but the family will be arriving any minute so this will be a scheduled post. Just one for the album. Swans arriving yesterday

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Hello Irene, I am Jennie from nb Tentatrice (http://pippa13.blogspot.co.uk) and I have been reading your blog from time to time. Good to see you have made it to Droitwich. We are volunteers with C&RT and will be at the festival on Sunday. On duty from 10 to 12 and 2 to 4, but will be around and about between our two stints, so we will look out for you. I am sure we will be found in the beer tent at some point in time! Our boat is moored in Droitwich Spa Marina at present ready for the off later this month.

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