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.
Well, it is that time of year and I know by reading other blogs that we are a bit late in decorating the boat. I'm amazed that Ian remembered where the tinsel, tree and lights were hidden. I don't know if we are the only ones, but we have that many nooks and crannies around the boat which has been utilized for things only needed occasionally. Like our huge poppy we purchased to put on the front button of the boat on Remembrance Sunday. We hunted high and low but could we find it? It eventually turned up a month after the event when Ian removed our front step to get something from the top of our water tank. Why on earth had we put it there???? Anyway I digress. So now our few decorations are up, tree all nicely lit up with fairy lights and small wooden baubles ( bought from the Christmas shop in Letchlade ) and the twinkly lights flashing away merrily on our roof.
Before the tinsel
And after. Bit pathetic really!
Just a few twinkly lights. Bit pathetic but effective when it gets dark
Tomorrow I start with my daily picture posting again, that is unless something really exciting happens like Father Christmas arriving early because, like us oldies, he's forgotten what day it is!!