Category Archives: Not aboard Shell Bell

blogs when not on Shell Bell

July 11th / 12th /13th 2011 Packing boxes

Well it has been a busy few days packing things away and generally getting ready to move house, including cutting the grass which had shot up whilst we were away. We were expecting to exchange contracts this week but so far no news on that front. Norwyn went fishing at Bennets gravel pit on Tuesday and […]

July 9th / 10th 2011 Homeward bound

Saturday would be spent travelling back home.  We left Willington at 11.00, heading for Nottingham where we had to wait an hour for our connecting train to Norwich.  A tedious journey, not nearly as good as travelling by narrowboat.  We were thankful that Scott was waiting for us at the station (another bottle of wine for […]

June 16th 2011 On dry land

We have been at home in Bungay this week whilst the work is being carried out on Shell Bell, she should by now have been blacked and the central heating should have started to be installed, I will phone tomorrow to get an update. The purchasers of our house sent there surveyor round today, so […]

31 May June 1st & 2nd 2011 skip & box filling

The past three days we have been busy getting ready to move house. We have had an interesting time putting stuff in boxes and dumping rubbish in the skip that eventually arrived first thing Wednesday morning. It was due Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t take long to fill the skip with Scott’s help!!. But alas still no date for […]

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 […]