We have left the boat at the boatyard and caught two buses back to Williamscot, then walked the two miles back to Cropredy Marina to pick up the car. We have to do it all again in reverse when we pick the boat back up again!  

Colour Choices

The boat is booked in for a repaint in March, so we have had to really think hard about the colours. We have finally narrowed down the colour choice for the repaint to the two below. We would really welcome your input into the decision making process! Blue on Green Green on Blue Click the

The Wedding

For the last two days we have been at the wedding of Lou and Jaz. This was a Sikh ceremony on Friday in Hounslow followed by a Humanist ceremony in Bicester on Saturday. Friday Saturday – featuring the cake made by daughter Nikki.

Voting : The Results

We have been through all the votes and analysed the results. For the first vote ‘Green and Blue’ was a clear favourite. This is probably our favourite too. For the second vote on the contrasting coloured name panel it was less clear cut. The boats we saw like this did look very smart, maybe my

More colour schemes

We had a good response to our last request for your input into our decision on a new colour scheme for the forthcoming re-paint. Could we ask for for your help again? We have recently seen some boats with a contrasting colour name panel. We quite liked the look of it so I mocked up

Parkend (boat), Home (us)

The second stage was done by first moving the car from Fretherne bridge to Sandfield bridge. We then chugged to just north of the Saul footbridge, moored up again and walked over to the marina chandlery to buy some fuel additive. Another short chug to just past Parkend bridge. Here we made the boat safe


  We picked up a flyer from “Kinver Canopies” a new business set up by two of the employees from Wilson’s. We have been thinking for a while of having zips fitted to the cratch cover to make access easier. I contacted them by email and they had a look at the job and called

Paperwork ! (28/2/08)

I have spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of days sorting out the paperwork. Ringing round insurance companies, organising the licence transfer with BW, sorting out the mooring,  planning the new signwriting…… Quite a lot to do and we havent actually used her yet !

More Shopping ! (26/2/08)

It’s amazing how much stuff you need on a boat! We went to Ikea & Stax to get a carfull of bedding, kitchen utensils, cleaning stuff etc. There was also paperwork to deal with, insurance, change of licence, mooring …. All this stuff to do and we havent gone anywhere yet !