Hi Richard and Nessa.
What lovely note! Thank you! :-) Gaaah I have severe boat envy! That massive grey beast of a boat with all it's rivets is just gorgeous! So you got the boiler eh? May it keep you warm and toasty for many year's to come!
I think it's on here somewhere, but I grew up in Heston. And my mum and I used to visit and go shopping in Southall.
I went into lurk mode on the forum for a while. Life stuff you know.... I still knit, but not as much as before. I had a little stroke and haven't been able to pick up speed after that. I'm fully recovered otherwise. :-) If you go on Ravelry you might discover knitting isn't such a minority interest anymore ;-) Internet sure has opened up a world of sharing the craft. And there's quite a boom. Me, I've been doing it since I was 6.
Being on a boat is always a pleasure. Even in the rain, with engine failure and weed hatch diving ;-) Still saving for my own and collecting knowledge via my boat sitting. Since my first sitting 2011 I've been over some 13-15 times now. I've been on marinas, online resi moorings and have a month's of single handing for CC'ers in the Midlands under my belt now. And I deffo still have the boat bug! All boats have their own quirks, bogs, stoves etc and I've mostly been over in wintertime. So I've learned a LOT since I first became a member and eventually dared to post my offer to boat sit. Felt a little cheeky and I wasn't betting on much response. But hey was I wrong! To bad I'm so far away though... I'd like to change that some day. And until then I'll do my best to add (repay my gratitude) to the community from across the Nordic Sea and by popping over to lend a hand if I can.
Don't know where they're off to actually. We instantly went on to discuss dates and tickets. :-)
Honk your horn if you're passing that way and I'll put the kettle on. All the best! And stay safe!