Sarah writing 18 June 11:
Well the dream is now an actuality! Before I swan off into rhapsody of wow fab love the lifestyle, a few words to say about the past days. Jetlag, sleeping pills and the knowledge of an ageing brain have made their impact in my comfort zone. I forgot that this is a massive move and only in the movies can you write the way you want the story to go! I know sweet FA about boats, and what I should be doing. I’m really not keen on being told what to do but I forget that most people don’t like to be told what to do unless they ask for it (and in my world I’m the best in giving advice….apologies to those who have been on the receiving end of my overworked tongue)! Anyway my comfort zone has been flashing red lights and I have been slow in getting over it. The past days have been busy with getting our living space in order (ie the berths in Avalon Mist). And, yesterday, we pumped out the toilet tank into the canal. The fish were hungry and not discerning. It meant we had to take Avalon Mist to a more private area so that was our first move along the water (or should I say our collective first movement in the water). On the way back Old Man River’s brother had a go at me for poking my pole into his boat! Well his boat shouldn’t have been in our way even though he was parked, I mean moored. I practiced my language skills and found the right word when I got to F. But, today, we have finally motored out of the marina and chugged (the word sounds like a train) along the
, in the opposite direction that we will be heading. It is brilliant to finally be away from the marina and tied up to the side of the canal, by way of banging metal holding pegs in the ground and attaching ropes fore & aft (see nautical not naughty terms are being used!) I have chosen kitchen duties as my area of concern, along with those neurotic activities that domestic goddesses have in their make-up. Kennet & Avon Canal
I also have my Op Shop 2nd or 7th hand guitar half restrung and I’m liking the warm sound that it is making. The Uke is still sleeping but will be out soon.
If you got this far on my blog then I can now tell you that we didn’t empty our toilet tank into the canal!
I’m thinking of our little Della Bella (there are so many placid dogs around) and I know Della is being loved and looked after by Jeanette. (Thank you Jeanette& Jim). I’m also thinking of our families, particularly those in
. Our thoughts and love are with you. Christchurch
Now we saw hundreds of crows at dusk circling above us (reminding me of Daphne du Maurier novel“The Birds”) finding their nests. I’m wondering if any of you “Twitchers” out here know if birds find that all trees from above look the same N’EST-ce pas!