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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.

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Saturday, 15 May 2021

Time to open up.

 Dear family, friends and followers.

We all know what a long year it has been because of Covid-19 and the pandemic, and how businesses and people alike have suffered and struggled. Where we moor, has had its gates locked since March 2020, and we have not allowed any visiting boats or the public into the Arm, mainly because we have elderly residents who have poor health living amongst us. On the 1st June, we will hopefully be opening up to visiting boats again and to the general public, who come onto the site to enjoy everything we offer. Of course we will be taking every precaution to keep ourselves safe as residents and masks will have to be worn in the office, shop and laundry room. It is going to feel a little odd, having complete strangers in and around the Arm again, but like the rest of the country, it feels like we need to get back to some sort of normality, even with the Indian Variant causing concern. I am waiting for my second vaccination and I know I will feel much happier once I have had it. I am still going to take all the precautions needed to keep us safe, which includes doing the free flow testing. I had to do a prescription run on Friday, so picked up a couple of packs ready. 

I have continued with my morning walks. It really has helped me throughout this pandemic.
I love to take different routes and see the changes from Winter to the Spring and heading towards the Summer. The greenery has really sprung, with the rain and warmer weather.
My walks usually involve crossing the canal somewhere along the walk. There have been a fair few boats on the move, heading up and down the Hatton flight of locks. I have not yet ventured up the flight on my walk yet, because I felt it would be too busy. 
I still enjoy walking through the cemetery and have seen the changing of the seasons, just by the flowers which are growing in the wild areas of the cemetery. 
When I have not been on my walks, I have been helping out in the Arm, with the gardens and lately with the new security fencing we are putting up around our car park area. This has come about, because of the theft of a wood chipper a couple of weeks ago. It seems nothing is safe these days. Some people seem to think they can just take someone else's property without consequences. Thankfully the chipper was covered by insurance. Theft in any shape or form causes no end of stress and upset to the person or business, which has been broken in to. 

I hope that where ever you are, you are keeping safe and have had your vaccinations. Here's to some sort of normality going forward. 

Pop back soon xxx


  1. Happy to hear you are both keeping well.

    I am sure it is going to feel very strange when you start allowing the public back in to the bubble that you have had for so long. Let's just hope that people are sensible and don't jeopardise anything.

    I had a text message from my surgery yesterday inviting me for my 2nd vaccination. I was a little surprised as I wasn't expecting that for another 2 or 3 weeks. Anyway I am happy to go along.

    Keep yourselves safe and well.


  2. Hi Alison.
    It is going to feel strange. But if in doubt we will keep to our boat and mooring.
    I am going for vaccination number two on Wednesday, which is 10 days early. I will feel a little happier once I have had it and it has taken affect.
    I want to be alright, because finally we will be seeing our grandsons in June, oh and the family. I cannot wait.

    Look after yourself. keep safe and well.

  3. Good to hear that you are both well, Jo and that your second jab is due this week. We both had our second one a few weeks ago, so we feel a little safer and are not diving off into the bushes if people come too close! I will think of you when you see your family - it has been a long wait. We had our first hug with our daughter on Friday and we see her, her brother their spouses and the five grandchildren next weekend. There will be lots of hugs and possibly a few tears as well. Take care. Jennie

  4. Hi Jennie.
    Thank you for your message.
    Jab done and like you I feel a little safer and happier. But we are still staying put. I am so looking forward to seeing the family asap. I want to hug them all so much, especially as they are all going through difficult times at the moment. There will be plenty of photos when that happens. I can imagine that you had an amazing time with your family, I am so pleased for you. Take care and keep safe xx


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