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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.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Running the Outlook

 Well who would have thought it! Ian and me being asked to take over the running of the ECP&DA's quarterly magazine. Yesterday afternoon Ian was collared by Howard, ECP&DA Chairman. After inviting him in and offering light refreshment, he started the conversation with "I have come to ask you both a favour". Well the mind boggled as to what on earth he could want from us. Turns out Arthur, a long standing member of the ECP&DA who had run the magazine The Outlook for years, wanted to leave the position and consequently put forward our names. Well you could have knocked us down with a feather. We both looked at each other and Ian muttered something about being away cruising for most of the year but Howard readily poo pooed that argument saying it could all be done by email. People would send in their articles, photos, story's etc and we would have to edit them, decide best on how the magazine would look and put in our own input.  Once every three months the publishers would receive a disc from us with the finished product and, once published, another of our members would collect and distribute them. Well what could we say. Both of us have contributed articles and photos over the past 4 years and what with me doing a blog and being known as that 'crazy paparazzi women' because I'm never seen without my camera, Arthur just knew it would be the right job for us. So now we have become part of ECP&DA committee members having to attend meetings when we can. Our first task is to redesign and decide what the front cover will look like. In the past a canal related picture has always been hand drawn but with both of us being hopeless at drawing we will have to think again.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done you two! Your blog and pictures are always good so I think you will be great, Good Luck! X

Annie Macdonald

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