Milton Keynes by Narrowboat

I last left you at Fenny Stratford which is the beginnings of the greater Milton Keynes area. We only had one day to move due to other commitments so we stopped off for water and headed north. There is one lock with a swing bridge at Fenny which is the last lock before you leaveContinue reading “Milton Keynes by Narrowboat”

Pitstone to Stoke Hammond

After spending two weeks in Pitstone it was time to move. Unless otherwise stated most moorings are allowable up to two weeks. So on the Saturday we set out with only one small obstacle….we needed to collect our daughter from work at 2:30 pm. So our cruising time was limited. We also needed to getContinue reading “Pitstone to Stoke Hammond”

Water on a Narrowboat

In a typical home you have water fed in through pipes to supply you with running water. On a boat we don’t have that option. Even boats in a marina do not have a constant supply of water. So what exactly do we do? On a narrowboat there is a water tank. Different boats haveContinue reading “Water on a Narrowboat”

Day two of our boating adventure

Last time I left you we were moored up just outside of Norton Junction and our lights had gone out mysteriously. We turned off the fuses and turned them back on and still no dice. Just pitch blackness in the middle of nowhere. I joined Alan in the engine “room” and also had no idea.Continue reading “Day two of our boating adventure”

My COVID Vaccine Experience

On the 17th of March, at about 3pm, I had my first COVID vaccination. For me it was Astra Zeneca. I thought for those on the fence and just so people can be prepared I would share my experience. I stood in my line, 2 metres apart like always, and checked in with my centre.Continue reading “My COVID Vaccine Experience”

Pandemic diaries….day 5299

I woke to darkness which was glorious only to be plunged into the light. The day had begun! I read about the fall of America while my tea went cold before dragging myself downstairs to reheat my tea and have breakfast. I would have a filling breakfast sandwich to get me through my morning ofContinue reading “Pandemic diaries….day 5299”

New Year….Old Me

I see the old adage of new year…new me and just laugh. A changing of calendars makes no difference to the essence of me. Shall I lose 50 lbs this year…probably not. Shall I try to diet this year….almost certainly! Shall I become super efficient and get all my work done….certainly not! So New Year….OldContinue reading “New Year….Old Me”

Wonky Veg for the Win

I was in Morrison’s for my grocery shop last week. I had heard before they were doing boxes of wonky veg (the less pretty but perfect good veg that stores usually refuse to sell) but had not come across them before that day. I don’t usually shop at Morrison’s but they started selling vegan pastiesContinue reading “Wonky Veg for the Win”