Left to right, thank you to Heather, Margaret, SinDe, Chance, Kate, Robyn, and Carolyn! The Book and Wine Drinking Club … More
Tag: ian hutson
The terrifying 22 minute solo voyage of Captain Bean
The thing about boats is, they want to move. They want mostly to move away. Even your gen-yew-ine boat du boats, … More
Anas Platyrhynchos mating on the roof at two in the morning
I took a little gander the other day, a strollette if you will, just to see what is coming up … More
A bridge not too far, but quite far enough (while on foot)
“On foot” is such a peculiar phrase. I rarely restrict myself to just using the one to get about. I … More
Lazy, hazy, Sundays full of mooching around and reading, afloat.
There is a very different feel to the sky this morning. The past couple of days have been heavy, oppressive … More
Morning has broken, like the first morning. Sod the Blackbirds.
Yesterday I moved my boat out of the marina and onto the canals proper. With the assistance of yonder The … More
The squeal-inducing excitement of spending my pocket money!
Pocket money? My first memories of it are five shillings a week, later increased to ten shillings a week (due … More
One misty, moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather #England #narrowboat
Bit of a theme going on here, for which I do apologise. The world in monochrome. Simpler days, less of … More
A waddle from Venetian Marina to Barbridge Junction (and back)
Aye, well. There’s nowt like a nice, bright, sunny, freezing, frosty winter’s day for a walk. So I walked. Ee, … More
Ice-bound and fog-bound, with bread in the oven and a veggie stew on the stove
Even when in a “car park for boats” (as I’ve heard them termed), a spell of cold weather can throw … More
Brussels Sprouts, one…
Just had a Sainsbury’s delivery (met them in the marina car park). Apparently I cocked up in re the Brussels … More
I am a statistical freak – and I love it.
Yesterday was a landmark day, a day both emotional and at the same time ruthlessly without sentiment. Yesterday was a … More