Monthly Archives: May 2011

30th May 2011 Packing boxes

Bank holiday Monday was dull and overcast so it didn’t seem to matter that we had a lot of forms to fill out with regards to our house move. The packing of boxes also began so the day was spent deciding what went into the box or what went into the bin. Although it was [...]

29th May 2011 Homeward bound

After a good nights sleep and a reasonable lie in it was time to start getting ready to travel back to Bungay to check on how our house move was progressing. So, following a brunch of sausage sandwiches and tea both sets of parents said there goodbyes and left the kids in peace to enjoy their new [...]

28th May 2011 Carry on moving

It was a reasonably early start this morning. Around 9am, having been joined by Cliff and Chris (Claire’s parents) ,the team set to work moving and cleaning. Things went well although the constant up and down stairs from one flat to another was taking its toll on our calf muscles.  By lunchtime most items had [...]

27th May 2011 Land lubbers for a few days

Today we made ready to leave  Shell Bell and travel to Surrey for the weekend. We are going to help Ben and Claire  move house. After tidying the boat and turning off the water and gas we were ready to leave. We had a good run down the M1 and M25 albeit at a far faster [...]

26th May 2011 Odd job day today

Today was spent getting a few jobs done on the boat.  Cleaning the oven and more brass plus windows was Sheila’s challenge, while Norwyn thought, that because of the weather (wet and windy) we should have a fire.  He had a pile of wood which he was determined to get through.  This kept us very [...]

25th May 2011 Derby Day !!!

We decided to be landlubbers today and take a trip into Derby.  There was a bus called ‘The villager’  which would take us and bring us back.   V3 was the one we wanted and soon we were on our way into town.  The shops were great; we went round the markets; stopped for lunch and [...]

24th May 2011 Back to Mercia Marina

As we made our way back from Stretton the wind was still strong, but slightly less so than yesterday. There were more boats on the move so we moved very slowly at times (especially past the fibreglass ones).   The entrance to the marina is a doddle now and we were soon moored up. Norwyn fixed the piece of [...]

23rd May 2011 Lots of wind !!!

With high winds forecast, we had decided to stay put today. And sure enough we had the rain lashing down and the wind blowing, although Shell Bell held tight to her mooring.  We had to go into the village to get some supplies and there were one or two jobs to do as well.  Norwyn has started to [...]

22nd May 2011 Shell Bell has a new hose pipe

More expense today. Children, your inheritence is under threat!!! Ha Ha.  When we bought Shell Bell Norwyn bought a bargain of a hose on ebay. He should have heeded Kirsty’s advice. “buy cheap, buy twice” for that is exactly what has happened.  The hose got twisted and finally split on us so that when we [...]

21st May 2011 scarecrows on route?

The scarecrows having a pint Our first task today was to walk into Barton-Under-Needwood to get some supplies.  We found a footpath which took us past two lakes.   After we had shopped we passed a pub where three scarecrows were ‘having a pint’ and were invited to make a scarecrow for the village scarecrow weekend [...]