Sunday, 6 April 2008


Is this not one of the most spectacular moorings in Britain? Hampton Court Palace on your doorstep.

We came up the Thames from Teddington in a very civilised manor - lockeepers all the way. One just has to stand there holding a rope around a bollard to keep the boat straight - oh! and watch the rictus smiles on the faces of the plastic boat owners when they see a steel narrowboat in the lock with them!!

We woke up this morning to snow, so we decided to stay here for an extra day. It seems impossible that after the beautiful, hot, sunny day on Friday that we could have snow today - in fact we had about 5 inches at one point. Now it's sunshine and snowshowers.

This is the card I produced as a good luck card for the couple who are just starting out on their new job at Newbury Boat Yard. It is a photograph of Gas Street (to remind them of those they left behind) which was mounted onto creamy paper and orangy red paper. I made faux stitches around the edge of the cream card. I then matted that onto another piece of cream card with faux stitches and some ribbon. I punched out 3 small circles from the brown paper for dots and used a peel-off for the sentiment.

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