Aha! This has literally just popped up in my reader.
When we were on the boat, it was a fair walk up to the shower block and on a frosty morning, the planks of the pontoon would crack under our feet. When it was particularly icy, we were glad we had invested in some grippers that slipped over our shoes to mitigate the risk of falling over and ending up in the marina.
We still have them.
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.
You have had a few adventures,living on the boat.
It was a lovely life, and we miss it. But things change and our health had to come first, though that was nothing to do with boat living. If anything, we were healthier on the boat, but mobility issues put the kybosh on that.
Yes, we have to make changes to suit our needs of the moment.
I would have mitigated falling in the water by moving into a house and not coming out when it was icy!
Ah, we loved the boating life. Shame we had to give it up, but here we are back in bricks and mortar.
Hopefully safe from falling over on the ice!
Pavements permitting! 😀