*****Is going there and back to see how far it is.*****

Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Crochet project No 2


I am well and truly hooked now and have just completed blanket number two. This one is for a pram or buggy and is crocheted in chunky wool, so will be lovely for chilly days. Now I just need to find someone who would like it.

Paddy at speed.


Paddy is not one for rushing around, but occasionally he will run along the towpath.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Autumn has arrived.

Well howdy there, yes I am feeling the need to post again.

Today (Sunday) is the Autumn equinox, the sun is rising later now, and nightfall comes sooner. The leaves will be showing their autumn colours and the wildlife will be in full view. I do so love the Autumn and all it has to offer and yes that does include the cold winds, frosts and wonderful sunsets. Autumn also means the back cabin stove comes into its own, as I begin to cook stews and curries, with the smell hanging in their air. I will soon be swapping my Summer clothes for my Winter fleeces and long sleeves shirts, the shorts will be put to bed for another year and the tan will soon fade, but Autumn is such an amazing time of the year. Christmas (arghhh) is getting closer and Halloween will soon be at our door.

But how can you not love this time of the year?

I woke this morning to the sound of cows mooing and the ducks quacking. The sun was out and I had, had a good nights sleep, which was the first of the week, because I have been having IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) issues for a few days, I have to say they have been a little self inflicted. To much spicy food which has sent my allergy to Nickel into overdrive. I will lay off the spices for a few days and I will be back to normal again, what ever normal is Smile.

After a nice cuppa in bed and a natter, it was time to get up and about. Paddy and I walked up the towpath in the warm sunshine. He had his nose to the ground and I had my face being warmed by the Autumn sunshine. When we got back to the boat, Keith was on breakfast duty, with it being a Sunday and so I relit the back cabin stove, filled the copper kettle with water and tidied the side bed. I do like a tidy back cabin, with the cushions plumped and in the right place and the crochet blankets neat and tidy, including the new one I have made. Breakfast cooked and enjoyed, this morning it was scrambled eggs on toast, Keith also had some bacon. Marmite having had her breakfast, retired to the back cabin side bed and the warm, whereas Paddy curled up in his bed. I have never known a Collie sleep as much as he does. Having slept all night, he was soon snoozing again. I reckon he must be the most laid back Collie in the world.

I have no real idea what my day is going to deliver, but I have Marmites claws to slip and the gearbox oil to check, so that will keep me busy for all of 15 minutes, after that I will get on with my crochet projects and then see what the rest of the day brings. May your day be filled with joy and laughter. xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

First attempt.


I bet there are things in your life you wish you had done or could in fact do well Crocheting was one of mine. No one in my family ever crocheted and so I never learnt. I am not the sort of woman who can learn by reading a pattern or the beginners guide to crochet. I needed someone to show me how and that someone was Cynthia on NB Guinevere. Whilst at the Alvecote gathering on the 24th August, Cynthia showed me how to crochet. I sat down with her and we went through each step together and within an hour I had it by George I had it. I sat for every spare minute and got on with my Grand Union Blanket and the photograph above is the result of a couple of weeks work woooo hooo. I never ever thought I would do it, but hey presto I have made my first blanket and I am so proud of myself. I have already started my next project, so watch this space.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Such Fun.

See told you I would be back if something interesting came up.

This past weekend we have been enjoying the Village at War at Stoke Bruerne, so I thought I would share some of the photographs from the event with you.




We so love this event.



The boats were in.


I have nearly finished it.


Off to church.


Time to go.

The weekend was not spoilt to much by the weather, which did close in on the Sunday. As like every year we chatted, laughed and enjoyed the company of many people who return each year for a splendid weekend of music, re-enactments and some amazing outfits. Here is to next year.


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