Category Archives: Not aboard Shell Bell

blogs when not on Shell Bell

February 23rd 2011 Shell Bell tested

On Wednesday Shell Bell had her free electrical check up from River canal rescue as part of our membership, river canal rescue is the waterways version of the AA. I had also organised for the engineer to service the engine after he had done the electrical check. He was very good and talked me through [...]

February 20th Quiet weekend

We had a quiet weekend, Saturday we just chilled and Sunday we went for a walk of around five miles through Dingle marshes near Walberswick. Today I have sorted out some stuff to take back onto Shell bell. I plan to go on board tomorrow for a couple of days, so it was nice to [...]

February 17th car in for check

Today I have taken the car in for a check, the throttle has been sticking slightly at times so hopefully the guys at Goodswens will sort it out. Apart from that we haven’t done too much since our return but at least the weather is warming up a little, although the weather man did say [...]

February 15th 2012. Home again

We arrived home from our 5 week P&O cruise on board Oceana on Sunday,We had a wonderful time and for the most part great weather. Well its now time to start getting Shell Bell ready as we hope to start our travels around the canals again March.We have had some new cushions made for our [...]

January 6th 2012 Packed and ready to go

Firstly let me wish you all a very Happy New Year. Well that’s Christmas over for another year. We had a very nice Christmas. We had Christmas diner at Sheila’s sister Wendy’s and tea was spent with her other sister Gail and most of the family. Ben and Claire arrived boxing day from visiting Claire’s [...]

December 22nd 2011 Update

I thought it was about time for an update, (Andy Lawrence keeps telling me off). Well, we are missing life aboard shell bell but I guess it is going to be around early March 2012 before we start cruising again. Adele Banks has now finished the new floor and all the shelf units etc. We [...]

December 4th 2011 Floor replaced

Time is certainly flying we are now into December and christmas is fast approaching.  The weather remains relatively good with very little rain to speak of and temperatures above the seasonal average, although I fear winters grip is closing in. So what news is there. Well, we have really settled into the bungalow and Beccles is a [...]

November 26th 2011 Busy times

As the heading says busy times indeed.  We are still settling into the Bungalow although most boxes are now unpacked, with those left unpacked destined for the loft, I suspect.  Shell Bell’s new floor has been delayed as Adele had not finished her previous contract, but as usual she kept us fully informed and she should be starting next [...]

November 18th 2011 Moved at last

Finally we have moved from Bungay to Beccles at distance of about 6 miles. The move happened last Friday and it went swimmingly well, we had plenty of help from family and friends and much appreciated it was too. The past week has been spent sorting boxes and hanging pictures and of course sorting out [...]

November 1st 2011 contracts exchanged

Well it has at last happened!!!! After a little over 6 months since we sold our house we have finally exchanged contracts. We move into the bungalow in Beccles on November 11th 2011. We plan to go up to Shell Bell tomorrow and catch up with the work Adele has been doing and also to [...]