Category Archives: life afloat

Watery Borders: a reblog

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
Silhouetted against the sky, Arms held upwards, tall and high Watching us, as we drift by. Round the bend and this we see, Bordered each side by a tree, Restful in its tranquility. Scenes from the…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tranquil: a reblog for 4th December 2020

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
Frank’s theme this week is Tranquil What better sense of tranquility than our days on the boat, puttering upriver on a gloriously sunny day, mooring overnight in peaceful surroundings with the only noise being birdsong…


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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead

Frank has given us the theme of overhead today. I was thinking of overhead cables, but then remembered this: Yep, this is us on the boat (love our photogenic yellow brush) going under the M5. And this was us … Continue reading

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Stormy weather brewing

On the boat, we would follow (and anticipate) bad weather on the accuweather site. Rising water levels weren’t a worry as we’d rise with them, but a few times the boats on the river were cut off from the land … Continue reading

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It’s been a long day 6th Sept 2018

I didn’t sleep well last night, but not because it was a strange bed, traffic noise, unfamiliar surroundings, or being over tired. My knee hurt and I couldn’t get comfortable, so I tossed and turned in the single bed whilst … Continue reading

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The Boob, the whole Boob and nothing but the Boob

It’s that time of year for my annual mammogram. Come the 19th September, it will be two years since Humphrey was discovered, and come 31st October, 2 years since he was sent to that great Petri dish in the Sky … Continue reading

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

Frank is right when he says this conjures up a load of meanings. I’ve had my fair share of rows with my sister and know how much they used to upset my Mum. Our personalities and attitudes are so … Continue reading

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More Every Day

Many of my readers know we lived on a boat in a marina for three years. In that time, we watched nature at close quarters, ducks, geese, swans, even a pheasant once which Maggie lifted on the dog walk and … Continue reading

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Waiting Day

The cooker is due to come today, and whilst we’ve been waiting, we’ve planted the onions, watered the back garden and cut the front lawn. The old cooker should be collected sometime today, and the double glazing guy is due … Continue reading

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This time last year

We were just getting over Easter and making final preparations for our last trip on the boat. It’s so hard to believe it’s twelve months ago that we left Maggie with MSM and set off, allowing ourselves 10 days to … Continue reading

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