Saturday, 27 April 2013

Money gone! And now in dry dock

Wow it's been a terrible stressful time, after 2 months of waiting for our boat to be finished off inside, not by the boat builder I may add, we have discovered that the person doing it hasn't actually spent our money on materials but instead has squandered it away.
After lies upon lies, some of which only the lowest of people would use, we caught him red handed and due to us trying to get our large amount of money back I can't go into more detail but the man was totally unscrupulous .

Moving on, we're now in wigan and in the dry dock where we have been spoilt with 6 men from the builders doing a great job for us.

Just can't wait to move on now, we have been in limbo but now we can start to get things sorted..

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Bikes......In pain

Just to say that we went for our first bike ride before with the girls running beside. It was fun but my wrist, elbow and knee didn't enjoy it.
First stop, the bike shop for a sit up and beg bike please.....


Water under the floor!

Well yesterday Tim decided to check all the water pipes before they became buried under the oak flooring. All the pipes will be below flooring level and not boxed in around the edge. All the pipes and their connections were sound but underneath the floor was wet! See the pictures......

As he had been working around the edge we lifted a middle section this morning to check that and although there was wet there too, it wasn't as bad.

Now what were wondering is wether having no floor down has let the warmth from the fire under there and that in turn has created condensation on the ribs which is running down onto the floor.
But why more around the edge than the middle. Our own thoughts on that are that there are more gaps between wood around the adhesive for access.

Anyway, we have informed the builder and he is coming to check.

On a different subject, were bored, bored of hanging around for jobs and work to be done. We feel the winter is going to be here before we know it and we won't have done anything.....just wish things would start coming together now....

Losing some days

Sorry everyone, i thought this was published on Sunday. just come to post again and there it was saying Retry!

Feeling the pinch at the moment, doesn't help when you need to get your boat finished!

Tim has recently started smoking again, only a few a day but wanted to knock it on the head so he got an E-Cig, it's been great. He has had Dr Pepper flavour, I love the smell it gives off, were surprised how you can change to such a flavour. Trouble is, I am sure he is puffing more! Haaa never mind, I am just so proud to say that I HAVNT been lured back into the nasty habit, how good am I.

Now apart from that we have bought our first lot of diesel on the cut, and have transferred over to COKE instead of coal. It's been fantastic, lasting much longer and reminds me of when I was little.

We went for a walk up the Rufford arm with the girls and I took a few pictures for you. Other than that we have generally been living the relaxing life we have. The boat does have to go into dry dock though, we had trouble stopping the tiller from flying over to the left when we brought her up through the liverpool link. So much so we both had bruises on our shoulders from pushing against the force.
Now , when she was lowered into the water she was put into reverse gear by accident by the boat builder and rammed into the wall behind so it is thought that the Skeg may be bent.
For that reason we are heading to Wigan dry dock over the next few days...

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Hi all. Just a quick post with some WEMBLEY pictures. What a great day, the weather was really good, the game even better and the 2-0 wim just the icing on the cake.
In the pictures my son is No2 and the one flying high on the last picture.
The white shirts are a tribute to their team mate who lost his newborn baby earlier in the week.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


So so sorry for not posting, life has turned into a whirlwind, how does that happen with this life were leading? Well I did take a few pictures of the girls having fun but since then the week has turned on its head.

My mums best friend passed away, you know how it goes, must visit Alice before she goes and leaves us.....3 months later, must visit Alice, 2years later.....Alice passed away
Dear oh dear, if my mum was alive she would let me now just how unhappy she is. Anyway I am off to her funeral tomorrow. That wasn't the only sad news I got as today my footballing sons colleagues baby of only a few days died too, that's just too bad to think about.

On a lighter note I am preparing to leave the boat on Saturday for a fantastic weekend, would be just perfect if Tim was coming but he is staying behind for the bathroom to be fit out.

Where am I going, WEMBLEY....Yes, the time has come. crewe FC are in the JPT FINAL and I am so lucky to be in a privileged position to get a free £250 ticket with drinks and food pre-match. I am sure I will bring them all down to earth at some point once they know I 'LIVE ON A BOAT!' Haaaaaa

Going to be a fantastic day and my son is so lucky to be making his second trip there in less than 12 months!

Just in case you get to see the match on Sunday his name is MATT TOOTLE .