Thursday, 14 August 2008

Gas Street

A picture of just some of the 50 odd Canada Geese that we house in the basin. People will insist on feeding them. There were about five when we first moved here. And the mess they make on the moorings is disgusting. Someone was telling me that they crap three times more than any other living creature. I believe it.

Sadly we have been back on the moorings for almost a week and only had one visit from a newspaper reporter! This time it was from the Birmingham Evening Mail. She has promised to let us know if we get into print again.

We never heard from the lady who was doing an article in the Observer - so I suppose that went by board. The Editor probably has the same mentality as the management at British Waterways - in that boats don't matter.

While out on our mini-cruise we met a couple on a boat coming up the Aston locks. They were complaining that someone had put pipes through the locks and they couldn't get them to work without bashing these pipes with the windlass!!!

The mind boggles. Where have they been? There have been anti-vandal keys on those locks for as long as I can remember. It also appears that if you are a vandal, all you have to do is knock the bars out with a hammer and then you can play with the locks to your heart's content.

I have bitten the bullet and applied for a stand in the Craft Tent at the IWA Boat Festival in Wolverhapton over the Bank Holiday Weekend. I must be made as I said after the last time that I would never do it again. But there you go!
So I have been busy making cards, making cards, making cards!!!
This one was made from a white card, white handmade paper and a bought topper of dried flowers and seeds. A lovely simple card but quite effective.
I had an email from Joanne Quinney of Making Cards Magazine to tell me one of my cards is featured in the Readers Cards Page of the September magazine. Now there's an excuse to buy another card magazine...

1 comment:

Area D said...

I went through Aston locks two weeks ago. I found that the antivandal locks that are not broken (about 10%) open with a light tap from a windlass.