Saturday, 28 November 2015

We’ve not been idle

… whilst whiling away the time at Bourne End.
One of the jobs we’ve been working on ...

 … was tiling above the original tiled area above the hob, that wall was just painted wood and not at all easy to keep clean
Finished!  George did the tiling and I did the grouting and we’re very pleased with the result.

The reason for whiling away time? Our plan is to spend Christmas/New Year at Cow Roast but we obviously don’t want to be there too soon.  There’s easy access to water, rubbish, elsan etc.,  there in case the weather turns even colder and we’re unable to move on immediately.  After that it’s anyone’s guess.  We will travel north but not too far, always bearing in mind the stoppages that will then be to the south of us.  At some point we’ll have to decide when to turn around and head towards the Thames again, we’ve a dry dock booked for 3rd week of April at Uxbridge.


Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

Well done, you two! Make sure you are close enough to us next year in case we need some re-tiling done in our bathroom, please!

WB Dolly Daydream said...

Hi Carol and George, we are about to follow in your footsteps having just bought WB Dolly Daydream (see Would you like a hand with the blacking in April? We will need to do ours soon, and would be interested to help with yours first. Let me know. Rob (& Hayley)

Carol said...

Hi Rob and Hayley, thank you for getting in touch with us; we hope that you will enjoy your gap years on wb Dolly Daydream when you set off in March. If you would like to help with the blacking of Still Rockin’ you would be most welcome but we are quite a distance from Mercia and you would not be able to cruise here on wb DD as there are narrow canals between us. The wider canals start from Camp Hill in Birmingham going south. If you were planning to come by car of course we’d love to have some extra help. (copied to your blog too) Carol and George.

WB Dolly Daydream said...

Hi Carol, I work in London two days a week until end of April, so depending on the date of the blacking I might be able to pop over to Uxbridge to give you a hand. It would be good to pick up some tips before we have to black our hull in the summer. I also have a few questions I would like to ask you about if possible, like for example, we are considering buying a pramhood - would you consider this a hindrance for travelling under bridges, or an essential item? Rob.