Monday, 4 May 2009


While it seem every other boat at the moorings has gone cruising this weekend, We are still securely tied to the bank front and stern.

There is a canal festival going on at Little Venice in Central London but seeing as we had to visit the maternity ward at St Helier Hospital Sunday afternoon it was pointless in casting off and setting sail for Paddington.

Instead we decided to attack the garden, Laura, armed with a rake and fork sorted out the plot ready for grass seed while I constructed a kind of gravel pit where our new IKEA garden furniture now sits looking down onto the moorings giving us a sheltered spot to cool off in the summer heat armed with lashings of ginger beer and 20 Rothmans.

I must admit, ive get very itchy feet wanting to cast off and cruise off into the distance...even if its just for a day......the lure of the water is just too strong