Thursday, 10 April 2008


One of the things I love about boating is that one night you can be moored up under the sight of England's greatest castle at Windsor and a few nights later you are moored under the sight of Reading Gaol. The sublime to the ridiculous maybe.

We set off very early from Marlow as we thought all the locks were electric, unfortunately the first three were not - or if they were we couldn't work out how they worked - and they were very hard work. Lots of turns and to add insult to injury we had to empty the locks behind us and close the paddles. Fortunately by the third lock the lockeeper came on duty half way through.

Then at Blake's Lock which is on the River Kennet, but still under EA jurisdiction, we arrived just as the lockeeper went for his lunch and we had to do that one too!!

We were so tired after a long day and all that work that we decided to stay here for an extra night. Yipee! I can do some shopping, and there is a Hobbycraft not far from the mooring.

Me and Er, Meander, Me and Her - there are lots of variations o boat names on this theme. I thought it would make an appropriate card from a husband, partner, lover to send to his other half. It is just a photo, matted onto white and silver card and then onto a white base card.
I used peel-off for the sentiment and matted that with the same card.
I have "gone off" peel-off sentiments at the moment as most o them look a bit amateur, though sometimes you just have to use them and sometimes you can get away with it.

1 comment: said...

I agree. MEandER is a great idea for a boat name - tribute to your wife, and also descriptive of what your boat does up and down the river.