You’ve all seen them, those lovely picture plaques on narrowboat doors :
Castles and rivers
Roses and flowers
There is a history to it that you may not be aware of (link), and for traditional pictures, there is also a premium. Hubby looked some up and for a small castle scene, you’re looking at around £30. For a set of four plaques (flowers or castles, or a mixture of the two) you can easily say goodbye to £65.
You may remember these from our veg project:
This was Hubby having a dabble at original canal boat art.
Our immediate neighbour has gutted his boat and is refitting it. He has been at it for almost all of the two years we’ve been here, and we supply him with cups of tea, biscuits and the occasional time check when he’s here working.
He came up against some serious snags two Christmasses ago and had to re-think, but this year he has really set to and is making noticeable progress.
He asked Hubby to help him take some wood cuttings up to the bin on the trolley as they were awkward and cumbersome to manage on his own.
Something caught his eye, so he asked if he could have it as he had an idea.
He has now been asked to do one similar for another boater and has started another (with flowers this time) for us.