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