Friday, 21 May 2010

Gas Street Moorings, Birmingham

Do you think David would let me put pictures of all my cards over the side of the boat? No need to answer. I'm lucky to get the banners in the middle windows.

This boat is selling jewellery and I thought I had got a photo of the web address, but I don't seem to be able to
see it now. Sorry.

I did notice that they had a nice BW
Trading Licence sign in their window which I don't seem to have. Must look into it.

There were two programmes on the TV this week with canals in their content. The first one was by Chris Tarrant on the "Brindley Lock". It was quite an interesting (if repetitive) programme about how Brindley came up with the idea of making the locks narrow and shallow so that they would not cost so much to make. And somehow, he is supposed to have invented the "Brindley Lock" which is 7'6" wide??? And to give an example they kept on showing the Hatton Flight.

The second programme was a detective mystery. I didn't watch it (too gory) but I was listening. The murderer supposedly stole a boat from Birmingham and took it down to London. When they went on the boat it was HUGE! But I suppose you can actually get to Birmingham in a wide beam if only to Typhoo Basin.

The point is. If there are inaccuracies in just these 2 programmes. Can we believe anything we see on the TV?

Rant over. The sun is shining and we should be off on Sunday. Can't wait. Though it will probably be raining again by then.

Here is a pretty waterways card.

Started with a white card blank and used a panel of blue card matted onto silver which had been cut with scalloped edged scissors. A thin red ribbon was tied around the bottom of the panel and tied in a knot. Next I die cut the photograph and then matted it with Nestabilities die cuts before fixing it to the card. Nice and easy, nice and colourful.


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

If you have a traders licence and you do propper "book work" (pay tax as required) then you should be able to buy your diesel at commercial rate. i.e. 100% lower tax rate

Brenda Scowcroft said...

Thanks for your tip. We had worked that one out from the beginning of the new rulings. Makes having to pay the extra for a commercial mooring actually reasonable!