Sunday, 14 December 2008

Gas Street


Just some of the Boats which seem to be wintering in Birmingham again this year.
We managed the pumpout without it raining (must be a first this year) and Keith came to check out the battery system as it was sill not working properly. Lots of money wasted when we got it "sorted" earlier this year. We now have to get the water pump sorted out yet again! And a leak through one of the windows which we discovered after all the rain on Friday night and Saturday.
The Christmas shopping has all been done, the cards have all been sent and we only have to get the food in - so that's all sorted. A good thing really as it rained all day yesterday and it has been dull all day today and I have only just got off the boat and onto the pontoon twice in two days.

I have been busy though! Pete wanted 20 Christmas cards made from his photograph that David took earlier this year. It gave David something to do, learning how to put a speech bubble on a photograph using Photoshop. I matted the photos onto silver card and then onto coloured card before fixing them to the white card blank. I then added my "this year's trademark", punched out snowflakes with glittery centres, and that was it. Pete liked them so much he ordered another 20!
Then Mike wanted a Christmas card of Gas Street Basin, but you'll have to wait until next time for those.


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