Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Something In The Air....( no not volcano dust)!

After going through a couple of sad years on the relationship front, I am now pleased to announce I have a new man in my life who has put the smile firmly back on my face!
He has made me realise I can be the old me again and enjoy life to the full and be truly happy. So a big thank you to him. The bonus being, he too is a boater, as well as being funny, kind, caring and an absolute nutter!! Just like me! Thank you Goofy x


A big hello to another loved up couple, Les and Jaqueline! who are enjoying their time together on Nb Valerie, what a lovely, lovely story they have both shared with us all, there must be something in the air...I have never met Les and Jaqueline, but through their blogs feel like I do know them, and really wish them all the best for their future together.

The weather as you all know has been rubbish recently, good excuse for my failure to start Tickety Boo's paint job. I am too busy enjoying myself, can't blame a girl can you? I have gone from being a bit lonely and stuck in a bit of a rut, to going out and having fun again, thanks to the new Mr! He motivates me to do things, just what I need, a good kick up the back side! So this weekend we are having a boat free break, then hopefully, miraculously, the weather will change into perfect sanding and painting conditions so I can make a start! Hoping to sail through to Liverpool again later in the year, I am really looking forward to that. It will be nice to stay longer this time. We are hoping to visit my friends in Spain too, a long over due visit, so busy busy 2011! Life is good!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Little Ray Of Sunshine!


The weather is wet windy and miserable at the moment, so I thought I would share my little ray of sunshine with you all…


       Phoebe, my Grand Daughter.


Sunday, May 01, 2011

It's nice to know.....

I received this lovely email the other,day rather than explain I will show you, after asking the writer's permission.

Dear Debbie,

my name is Christine, I`m 45 years old and live in Germany and four days ago my life changed because I watched a documentary on german tv about people living on narrowboats. I never heard about them before, but strangely enough it immediately felt so familiar, that I thought, that`s the way I want to spend at least some years of my life. I spent hours on the internet, trying to find out more about that way of life and then found your wonderful blog. Another new thing for me, I made my way around blogs up to now, yours is the first one I am reading and it`s like doors opening up.

I`m so touched by the open and warmhearted way you share your life with other people. I printed out the first months and read them in my bed yesterday late at night. Thank you so much! What a enrichment this is for me! So today I got to June 2, 2009, where you wrote, that people could ask you questions about your life afloat, so here I am writing to you, wishing I could just come by for a cup of tea and learn to know you. Somehow I feel like I could belong to this community, isn`t that strange?

At the moment I take care of my dad and practically spend most of my time at home and can`t go for holidays. So I am dreaming of my future life. I am very drawn to England and Ireland, I had an english boyfriend for some years, and I don`t feel like staying in Germany later.
Can you tell me, if a woman alone can handle living (and travelling) on a small narrowboat? I`m not a very courageous person and thinking of the locks and all that I already feel a bit insecure. I wish someone would just take me along for some weeks, so I could learn everything. Is it just a dream, or could this really be possible?

So this afternoon I will go on reading, thanks again so very much.
If you have a bit of time, I`d be very happy to receive an answer from you.

Lovely greetings from Germany

I replied to Christine,thanking her for her email, and telling her I would help her with any questions she may want to ask. I also encouraged her to read all the other blogs too. Seems to me here's another person bitten by the boating bug! Welcome aboard Christine!