This is just to let our readers know that we are still alive and kicking! Some of you will already know that we have once again had to move from our rented house, our landlords deciding that they had to sell the house, after assuring us when we took the tenancy in April that we would be able to stay there long term. As you can imagine we were not happy! Having got really fed up with paying other sod’s mortgages, but being unable to pay one of our own without selling the boat, we decided that we would buy a static mobile home to live in when we aren’t boating. So, we are now the proud owners of a ‘landlocked widebeam’ at Overstone Lakes Park just north east of Northampton. At least we won’t be given notice when we’ve been here six months! We have once again had to sell all our furniture as our new home has fully fitted furniture. All we have kept is the washing machine and tumble dryer which will live in a shed, and my grannie’s old blanket chest! We are now moved in and have found homes for the majority of our ‘stuff’, some of which is in my Mum’s loft.
We haven’t forgotten about boating, and just to prove it, Rog found this in a wonderful local ‘Emporium’ and had to have it.
The focus isn’t wonderful, so in case you can’t make it out, it’s called T’owd Navigation, and has an old boatman and his boat on the label.
Never fear, we will be back boating in the spring.
P.S Ozzy is doing well and doesn’t seem to miss his left eye at all.