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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Saturday, 2 June 2012


 An East Coast train brought Jacquie back from Selby, on Monday, loaded down with lots of Ringtons, triple chocolate chip and ginger biscuits, from naughty Sylvia, and we settled down to a comfortable week at Kings Marina. Our new folding chairs proved themselves extremely comfortable, both for sunbathing and snoozing in the amazing warmth of the early part of the week, but are now packed away following the damper and colder weather.

Ann and Brian visited us a couple of times, bringing with them red, white and blue bunting and a Union Flag, which SKYY is now adorned with in readiness for the Jubilee Celebrations, but I did ensure that the flag was flown the right way up, broad white diagonal stripe at the top nearest the pole, as I noticed that two large ones on other boats were flown upside down, which apparently is a sign of a ship in distress, 

A brave heron took up station on the end of the next pontoon seemingly unperturbed by the close proximity of man and dog before strutting away up the main decking, whilst a GoodYear air ship buzzed the marina.

We are looking forward to watching the Thames Pageant on TV on Sunday, sadly the weather forecast is not promising, but keeping fingers crossed, also sadly the timing clashes with The Newark Street Carnival, but we would rather watch the Pageant.

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