Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Peter and Liz have secured a mooring in Grapenhall today and were in line for one.
Havnt had a mooring ourselves but it's been hard over the last 18 months with Kal in college, trying to be as near as we could but not flouting the rules so think we will be settling until he has found his own feet.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Saturday heading to Stockton heath

Left Lymm for Stockton heath with Peter and Liz leading.
Arrived just as the light was going.
Letter and Liz are heading towards runcorn tomorrow alone!!! Lol. Can't really get lost can you..
If he doesn't start looking in his book instead of relying on me I will end up slapping him, brother or not!!!

Maizee got foxy after the fireworks fro e her mad ...

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Thursday 6/10/14

Moved on to Lymm today, Peters throttle got stuck in gear near Lymm marina boat builders, earlier the wind stopped him from mooring by the old No 3...all the fun of the water .

Monday 3/10/14

Filled up with water in boothstown today then headed towards Dunham Massey. Passed through Worsley, saw the Trafford centre and moored up at 7.30pm...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Peter and Liz update

Liz is a bit better, dressing removed and on the mend. Travelled with them to boothstown to do the locks and swing bridges as it will be a while before Liz can do anything like that.
We moved both boats to Dunham Massey on Monday and off to Lymm tomorrow.

Tim's been busy again

Steps are in, breakfast bar finished and more cupboards

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Vanessas wedding Oliver's christening

Well a busy weekend with my friends daughters wedding yesterday and my nephews sons christening today....havnt had a celebration to go to for ages but now they are coming thick and fast....time to get ready

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Broken collar bone!

Well, not even a week on their new boat and my sister in law Liz has fallen down the steps and broken her collar bone.....up early she went on deck to bring washing in without opening the hatch.
Unfortunately with not being used to boating she attempted to come back in 'forwards'......lesson learned....She woke so.e time later on the floor in agony. Unable to shout through the pain she scrambled a cross the floor till she reached something to help get herself to her feet and made her way to Peter to wake him.
Then to hospital.....
Get well soon Liz x x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Come on tiller

Well. No tiller and no water, not a good position to be in...
Just can't wait to get all these problems out of the way and get moving. Meeting up with Peter and Liz next week ,hopefully, can't wait ...
Hurry up bow thruster too, what a month....

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Inside Peter and Liz' boat.

Here as promised are pictures of the inside old my brother and his wife's boat.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Peter and Liz boat launch 10/10/14

Big day yesterday as my brother and his wife, Liz' boat was Launched in Liverpool
We all hada fantastic day
They are virgins to the boating so I hope they like it after all the convincing I have done haaaheres some pics of outside. I will get some of inside today as they may be tidy when I go

Monday, 29 September 2014

Batteries, gear box, bow thruster..

Well they say things come in threes.
At the point of replacing the batteries we were told our gear box has a leak! 18months old.....and then the bow thruster stopped working on one side and after checking we found the compartment the thruster lives in is full of sut, does that have two T's ?
So batteries sorted, New gearbox to come as under warranty and bow thruster remove ed and taken away.
Oh well we were heading to halsall to meat my brother but for now Worsley will have to be it...
Deffo a money pit month...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Babies babies babies

The last 2 days have been ex citing.
Baby scan for my eldest son Jonathan and his  partner to find out if all's well and what sex their second little one is.well it's another little girl, awww (first pic)

And then middle son Matthew and his partner Jessica had their first scan for their first baby...have to wait to find out the sex though.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Well be have made the big decision to buy some 'traction batteries'. The ones were going for are Trojan T105  6 volt deep cell @ 225Ah  a battery.
This will give us a total of 450Ah when we fit 4 in a 12volt set up.
Sick to death of these leisure batteries, time after time each set has let us down.
Managed to grab a great deal from Tanya Batteries in Abergele at £96 each. Saving on the delivery cost by having a day out to collect.
They best be good !!!!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Crewe Alex

Couple of pics from today's game against Port Vale..Crewe won 2-1 and the pics are of my son Matthew Celebrating a goal and mid game.....

Friday, 12 September 2014

Clear out

Had a big clear out yesterday. As we come to nearing completion it was time to get rid of things we have been thinking' might need that' .
It also gave us a chance to be ruthless with other things. Always amazes me how much is actually in the boat. Looking at it in the car you wonder where it all was!
At last the back deck is clear of wood scraps and boxes. Time to make some seating me thinks
Feel a lot more organised now so time to get the last few jobs completed.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Blitz time

Well today has seen us blitz Kals room.  Under his bed has been all that kind of stuff you think you need but never use. You know what I mean.
Really need the room for more of the same probably. It's amazing what pointless things you keep...once blitzed a rethink on the design, get flooring in , finish wardrobes and that's another few jobs off the list...

Couple of unrelated pics too , me and My two brothers. The one in pink is due to have his first boat launched in the next month...
And Millie  who sneaks between us in the night....naughty girl...

Off for brekkie at Ikea

Has a not the poshest tho g to be doing but we need a new mattress for Kal...meeting our Son and his partner and of course Ava for a catch up in the Cafe..then it's back to work on the boat. Making seat pads for the seating area out back....

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kitchen almost finished

Well it's been a while in the making and we just need some steps and a cupboard over the job and were finished..Hope you like. Well done Tim my wonderful husband for all your hard work..