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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.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Feel much safer now!

Took an age to get that BBQ lit last night. The charcoal must have been damp and Ian resorted to squirting the coals with the lighter fluid. Gosh, that did the trick, whoosh as the flames took hold and became something to admire. Careful Ian we don't want another fire moment! Anyway once the chops went on and the fat started dripping off it fueled them coals quite nicely.

In the foil, mushrooms and sweetcorn all done in garlic butter. Loverly.
  The second coat of painting on the gunwales had to be put on hold when we woke to mizzle! Blast....and with us going out later to meet daughter Christine and family this may have to be postponed for today. Still, Ian got on with checking the batteries and whilst clearing his man cupboard he found another smoke alarm. If I've told him once I've told him a dozen times....keep the cupboard tidy and you'll know where everything is. Won't tell you the look he gave me or what came out of his mouth!!!! He tried to tell me he knew it was there all along.....hmmm let me just think on this. Anyway, it now means we won't die in our beds if there is a fire and to make equally sure the CO alarm won't give up the ghost, he changed the batteries too. (it was working when we tested it but didn't go off when we had all that smoke in the cabin). Feel much safer now knowing we also won't die of carbon monoxide poisoning during the night.

This is just some of the contents in his man cupboard.
Hey, shhhhh don't mention it but the mizzle has stopped and the sun put in an appearance.  Another coat of paint can be applied after all. 

And wildlife from yesterdays walk,

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