Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I suddenly thought yesterday that there's no airing cupboard on the plan of the narrowboat (insert name here). So I've taken two feet from the saloon - back to 13 feet again - and made some airing cupboard and wardrobe space in the bunk room. The lower half will hold the calorifier and the top half will be for drying wet gear. Only five months until the shell build begins. I need to have as many of the appliances available by the beginning of the fit-out - beginning of June - so that accurate measurements are available for the final plan.

Christmas Parade

Buckingham had it's Christmas Parade on 9th December. Not as many floats as last year I think, but plenty of enthusiasm!

Monday, December 18, 2006

nearly better

My ankle has almost healed. I can walk without a limp. I can put socks on without wincing. However I'll leave off the running for another week.

This week is a bit strange; we've done the school Christmas plays and now we're just waiting for the event itself to materialise. Everybody is going on holiday at work, so things are getting quieter but my activity level is getting higher as I take on more tasks to compensate for the absent. Lucky for me I'm off work on holidaynext week myself so it all stops as far as I'm concerned, on Friday.

The C3 Pluriel is still a wonder. Lovely to drive and sometimes I even have the roof down - just because I can. This requires the heater to be at full blast on maximum to keep the frostbite at bay, though. I'm really looking forward to the warmer months.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


The facilities management firm at the office building where I work seem to be suffering from a rather bad case of interior designers. I don't think I've ever seen a worse example of corporate christmas tree. There are six of these and a slightly larger one at the entrance. They appear to have been constructed from those box files you used to see in most offices for keeping invoices in.

Aaargh! Pothole

I fell into a pothole in the raod on Monday night and sprained my ankle. I was so busy watching for cars in the dark on a busy road that I was not watching the road itself and twisted my ankle and finished up lying in the gutter. Here's my foot going purple yesterday:
Yes. It really did swell that much.