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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, 15 August 2016

What a week.

Exhausting. We fetched our car last Sunday and from then onwards it was up early to arrive at Christine and Kev's to look after the grandchildren. Ian's main task was help Josh (6) build a bug house and a wooden wall plaque for his dads (Kev) birthday while I kept Thomas (2) from trying to destroy all their hard work. During that week we also managed to go to Conkers, did pond dipping (which I loved) and do an adventure trail Calke explore at Calke Abbey.

Starting dads present

Writing 'I love you dad', in the wood with a drill

At Conkers

Building a shelter

Finished hut.

Pond dipping

At Calke explore

Handing the reins back to mum and dad on Friday, we got back to FS to find her covered in dust! Not from the building work but from the combine harvesters bringing in the corn. First thing Saturday morning it was give FS a good wash, only the starboard side mind, cos no way was I going to hang over the waterside with a sponge and leather! That wash will have to wait until we moor Port side. Then it was back to Swadlincote and a combined birthday party for Kev and Josh.

Christine makes the most amazing cakes!

Our Grandsons, L to R...Josh, Oscar, Oliver and Thomas

Kev and Christine

L to R.. Kevs aunt, his mum Gunda, dad Big Kev, me, our son Colin, Kev's sister Jaz, Kev and Ian
Such a late return to FS and with a bottle of red wine consumed....just by me.... (Ian being on coffee as he was driving) I was most surprised that I didn't wake up with a sore head the next morning.

So at last we can get going again. Just have to return the car to Sandiacre and then in the morning we set off for home.

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