Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Maybe again

I am thinking I really should start blogging again as I suddenly feel i have something to say...
Its been the first winter on Baldock and things have gone well and she has kept me warm and dry. With the new pieces of it kit on her I am able to pop out for a week at a time. I have been to Wallingford and saw David Walliams swim part of Sport Relied. Had the time between xmas and new year at Wittenham Clumps and had a 360 degree view of all the fireworks for New Year.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Baldock welcome home.

We(being I and the crew) finally got our hands on Baldock. We had a bit of slow start as we got the protective chain that guards the moorings wrapped around the prop... ooops... oh well
There isn't much to tell on the way down, however after tying outside the old dry dock we managed to find a spot on the tescos moorings at Bulls Bridge.
Baldockbwas worked originally by the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company and was built in 1947 by Harland and Wolf. After much changing of hands, Baldock was worked by Willow Wren and currently carries her livery...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

EA licences

I am fed up with hearing how the EA have suddenly imposed a new stealth licence on boaters. The legal situation has been since 1932 that all boats being used on the River Thames had to have a licence. The only recent argument has been what is the River Thames, most thinking that Marinas were exceptions.However about 5 years ago it was proved that private water didn't exist. So if 5 years and the amount of publicity in waterways press, and all the information sent to all BMF members and also other non members and marinas... i am lost at the excuses being made.. If you can't afford a boat then sell it.... it is no different for a car...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bike !!!

Am not sure if this is strange or not. Whilst on the way to work, I saw a fully kitted out cyclist on the side of the road. He had a pair of hand shearers and was attacking a hedge on the side of the room. I assume the edge of the shrub was just to close to the edge of the road. As he had them in his bag I assume he attacks the local shrubery on a regular basis... So if you are worried that your shrubs are disappearing it might be the mystery cyclist.

Monday, September 06, 2010

School Reunion

Well it finally happened, the renunion. The return of class 1990 back to its spirtual( or liquid) home. What a great night. It was lovely to see so many faces from school, the nervousness of trying to remember people just diappeared. Most hads't changed a bit, it was like steppping back 20 years.
It was also great to see many people return from far and wide. Some came from Holland, Wales, others still lived round the corner. we cauhgt up with news, some danced others, swapped stories and maybe the odd number or two.
it was a tribute to Chris who organised it and all those who turned up and made the party what it was, thank u all...Pics

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cleaning Day

Cleaning is one of life trials.. just someting you have to do. I like to do this to loud heavy music.. Muse is my particular band of choice. I have two bits of advice to this. One is, do it naked.. if you get dirty it doesn't matter you can just jump straight in the shower. The second piece is don't use to much cilit bang in a confine space, it makes you cough like mad as it produces so much fumes. I am now trying to recover with my head out of the front doors breathing in as much fresh air as possible.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

School Reunion part2

Things are getting worse, even the primary school pictures are coming out of the woodwork.. Saying that the event has made the local press including picture, I wonder if things are building up to much, lets hope its as exciting as we hope.