Throwback Thursday #35 – Going, Going, Gone

Maggie is hosting the Throwback Thursday memory hop this week. You can find out more and read her post here
When I first saw this week’s headline, I thought about auctions. Other Brother often hosted auctions and I have fond memories of kids bikes, carpet tiles and a lot of car boot sales!
However this week’s prompt is: Things I Miss
This week think about objects or places you miss having in your life. It could be a favorite toy, a photograph, a favorite hang-out, a favorite store or shop, a collectible, a favorite pair of jeans, or old movie ticket stubs. It can be anything your little heart desires.

Hubby and I would agree that the biggest thing we miss is the boat.We were liveaboards for almost three years and it was a wonderful experience.
Ours was a 41 foot narrow boat (6 feet ten inches wide) but we had everything we needed built in.
The seating area at the bow was cramped if we had visitors, so we took a bunk out, turned the seating ninety degrees across the bow door making an L shape, and Hubby put in a radiator. In the winter, we were really cosy as we had 2 low wattage oil filled rads that we ran 24/7 at each end, but when it got really cold, we could run the central heating for just fifteen minutes and were as warm as toast.
It was a simple life, the modernest ‘mod con’ we had on board I suppose was a microwave, and I remember the fun we had getting that inside. Neither of us could carry it up the narrow corridor as it and us was too wide, so Hubby ended up on the floor pushing it with his feet.
If we fancied a change of scenery, it was just a case of untying the ropes and away we went upriver. We only had a licence for the River Avon, but that got us to Stratford Upon Avon on numerous occasions, and what took just over an hour in the car was four days on the water. Wonderful.

Aug 2015

In many ways we wish we were still on it, but health matters dictated otherwise and we sold up in 2017.


About pensitivity101

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.
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12 Responses to Throwback Thursday #35 – Going, Going, Gone

  1. Same with my camper that I lived in, traveled in, wrote in for five years. NC to AZ to DC and back a couple of times. My health depleted my ability to do upkeep and maintenance so I’m bound to one home now so I understand.

  2. Maggie says:

    What a lovely life you had while living on your boat, it sounds idyllic. (I love auctions, too. Not for pricey things, just everyday objects.)

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely post Di but imagine you, hubby and Maya cosy or what 💜💜💜

  4. Lauren says:

    Thank for joining in Di. I bet you had wonderful times on your boat. I understand not being able to do it any longer though. It is great that the experience was so different from your other abodes.

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