Frank gives us a superb photo of the Falkirk Wheel, a type of lock Hubby and I would have loved to encounter when we had the boat.
There are many forms of lift that come to mind…….. giving someone a lift home, the lifts in a building, lifting something up, having a face lift, or lifting one’s spirits.
I’m usually a cheerful soul, but when I’m down, I’m really down as there’s no middle level.
Last year when things started going down the tubes with an increase in our river licence and a massive hike in mooring fees, other financial worries were also beginning to amass and I ‘lost it’ in the launderette.
Our friends knew things were tight already, but had no idea just how much until that day.
They went off shopping and she came back with a bunch of daffs. That was almost enough to set me off again, but in a nice way.
Such a simple gesture, but it raised my spirits no end.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
I’ve never seen a Falkirk wheel. What an interesting contraption. I’m glad the daffodils gave you a lift and hope all worked out in the end.
We took the boat up for brokerage in April 2017 and once sold started house hunting. Hard to believe we’ve been here almost a year now, but we know we made the right decision. The couple who brought me the daffs gave us a rose bush when my Mum died and that has bloomed twice so far.
I’m glad it was the right decision in the end. And what a wonderful way to honor your mom – with living roses that will continue to bloom year after year. ❤
It was indeed a lovely thought.
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I have never seen anything like that — a Falkirk Wheel. I’ll have to use Google to see if anything like that can be found in this state (or the ones next door).
We hadn’t either, though knew one existed. It would have been great to take the boat up in it.