Thursday, 31 January 2008
Matilda Rose is still at Tooleys where she is having some rectification work done, as well as her bottom blacked. We shall be moving onboard Monday, but till then we are staying at a friends empty house in Oxford, she lives on her narrowboat. The downside to not being able to move onboard tomorrow is that the animals are now going to have an extended stay in Kennels, but they will then have a perfect lifestyle.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Tomorrow, at precisely 1pm both Jill and I will lock the shop for the last time and we shall be officially retired aswell as knackered, infact todays title is incorrect as we shall only have 31/2 hours of work before retirement.
Jill has had an emotional three days as customers have been comming into wish her well with cards and hugs.
Thats all for today, will be getting to the interesting bit next week.
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Role on Tuesday and hopefully as Jill, has just interjected "Tranquility and no dead lines"
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Can it all happen smoothly?
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Six days and hopefully our marine engineer will give us the go ahead to buying Matilda Rose, a 66ft Jonathan Wilson/Anthony M semi trad Narrowboat at present moored on the Oxford Canal.
20th November 2007 saw Jill in our shop talking to a customer who wanted to buy a knitting pattern, instead she ended up buying our business and home, her husband now goes around telling his mates "we liked the product so we bought the company".
Baxter on our caravan, fed up its raining and he wants to go out.
This is Big Ted, our senior citizen.
The boss can be seen at the top of the blog and althought the smallest of all our animals is the undisputed leader, she stands no nonsense, even from Jill and tells her in no uncertain terms what she wants by nipping her achilles tendons.
All our managerie have travelled with us on our caravanning holidays, and have in the last 3-4 years lived with us on our caravan for seven months of the year only returning to our flat in the winter. We are hoping that this has been a good grounding for our move onto Matilda Rose.