Frosty nights, sunny mornings
9 hours ago
|think we must have had one glass too many|
when we stuck these on the window !
|"My Poor Batteries!!"|
|They'll come tomorrow !|
|Is this the biggest badger sett on a canal towpath?|
|well, it does look quite spectacular in real life!|
a huge tree festooned with fairy lights seen
from mooring at Wheaton Aston
|Funny how Lisa ended up doing all the kneading|
during Dai's Masterclass !
|no prizes for guessing what Dai has on his Santa list !|
|that time of year again - wood gathering, |
chopping and splitting
|nice pile ready for stacking on roof|
|first Christmas Tree spotted|
|going through the narrows between the M54 motorway bridge|
and Autherly Junction on the Worcs and Staffs Canal
|Nice perch Mrs Heron - |
we then saw 5 herons sitting in a field between
bridges 4 and 5 on the Shroppie and today
I saw 2 herons flying together along the canal
which is something I haven't seen before
|View from Jandai at our mooring on Nov 20 between|
bridges 7 and 8 on the Shroppie
|same place on Nov 20 looking southwards|
|Dai posing in his new handknitted jumpie |
whilst stuffing his face with a homemade mince pie.
I am turning into a Domestic Goddess!
|See the blue sky!|
Washing drying outside on Nov 13
|This is the adapted BrolleyMate holder|
I use for my washing now.
I tried it as it comes but the wet washing is just
too heavy as the contraption swishled round and
I ended up with half the washing in the canal!
So Dai drilled a hole on the bottom bar so I can
put a tiller pin through the whole lot to secure it.
Works a treat now with the whirleygig on
(although I can only just reach on my tippy-toes
to hang the washing!)
|Bonfire burning brightly|
|Just smoldering the next day|
|Sunset over Shughborough|
|Moored by Shughborough Estate at Great Haywood|
|early morning sun --- need it from behind the trees|
to shine onto our solar panels!
|obstacle on the River Trent section between|
Wynchnor and Alrewas
|some of the foot bridges on the same R.Trent section|
|which horn is the true directional indicator?|
|I wonder who he is modelled on?|
|Branston Water Park - right next to the canal at Bridge 34|
|The Bridge Inn, canalside by bridge 34. Fab Italian food|
|opposite Trent Lock on River Trent|
we have gone onto the Trent and Mersey
|our solar panels|
(think I've already posted this but Fred wants to see them again!)
|looks good doesn't it?|
not sure if it'll fit though
|Amy and Rosie at Heathrow on Oct 11|
as they go to catch aeroplane to Thailand
|carpet of water fern at Trent Lock|
on the Erewash Canal
|Mick securing Cat's Whiskers to Jandai|
ready to tow to Kingfisher Boatyard for fit-out
|Captain Roger takes the helm of Cat's Whiskers|
for the first time !
|John untying the two boats after arriving at Trent Lock|
ready for Cat's Whiskers to start her fitting out
|biggest tench in the world|
|and --- biggest perch ever|
|even with homemade fishing rods, Sam got a "nibble"|
and everyone of the fish Millie caught "fell off"
|Dai having to re-attach the hook to Millie's line|
after it ended up embedded in her finger - ouch!
|expect that's the last picnic of 2011 |
with Amy, my mum and Amy's friend Rob