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Vintage vibe

Right, sorry for the slight blog hiatus, blame the day job for sucking dry all my creative juices and leaving me, a spent prune, without wit or wisdom to delight and entertain. I’m still prune-like but my conscience dictates that … Continue reading

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What happened next

Before I begin, I just want to say ‘Pah!’ to those wretched blog rolls that remind me every time I look at them how remiss I have been in posting. Lower and lower I fall, and longer and longer the … Continue reading

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BCN Challenge bulletin #2

The story of our BCN Challenge. Locked all day. Cruised all night. Ate cake. Slept. The End. Oh, you want detail do you? Right, well let me share the edited highlights with you. First off was the rather frenzied start … Continue reading

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BCN Challenge bulletin #1

So just to bring you up to speed….we’re now back on Enceladus in preparation for the 50th Anniversary BCN Challenge. We’re moored at Pelsall, having achieved a mammoth positioning cruise of half a mile yesterday. So far, so normal. We’re … Continue reading

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How it all began…the second time

There is a gentle irony about the fact that it was Andy, the non-boater in our partnership, who was responsible for getting me back into boating after an absence of more than a decade. For reasons that are lost to … Continue reading

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A fishy tale

I don’t have a bucket list. Now I don’t know whether this evidences a chronic lack of ambition or imagination on my part or simply indicates that I am heartily enjoying and greatly appreciative of those things I already do, … Continue reading

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Here endeth the trip – but not the fun

I am about to contradict myself. Yes, I know in the last blog I said I looked forward to heading home after time aboard but this time I was a tad reluctant. We’d had a super splendid week in unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Home thoughts from on board

With apologies to Clifford T Ward for the punning title  – anyone else consider him one of our most grossly under-rated songwriters? Right, to business then. Every trip it always happens. That moment. The siren call. When you wonder if … Continue reading

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Onward ever onward

Ah this is the life. Catching up on the blog, with one eye on Masterchef on iPlayer (oh god, Faye, you’ve cocked that right up), a tummy full of curry and a pot of Minstrels on my knee. Actually, I … Continue reading

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Pleasant pootling

So the end of day two of our relocation mission to the South West and what have I got to report? Well, if truth be told, not a lot. If I tell you that the highlights so far were the … Continue reading

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