Saturday, 17 April 2010


We had a lot planned for today, look for a new summer house, sort out some fencing and shelve out the utility room. When we got up the sun was shining and all our plans went out the window, we did get as far as going out to look for a summer house and priced up a couple but decided the day was just too nice to waste on chores and we took ourselves off for a walk.
We are now living close to the canal at Buckby Wharf and decided to take a walk along the tow path and then treat ourselves with a drink at the pub that sits on the canal on the way back.

I want to live in this little cottage it is in the most idylic spot
In the banks by the canal I found two of my favourite spring flowers

Cowslips and

After the walk we sat outside the pub and had a drink while we watched the canal boats going through the lock.

Could not resist taking a photo of this lady who was seeing her boat through the lock gates, she was a dab hand with manouvering those heavy gates and she had the most wonderful array of dreds and matching necklaces - brilliant.  What a wonderful way to people watch than to sit on the canalside, glass of wine in hand and the sun shining down on us

Oh well did not get much done today but there is always tomorrow and sometimes it is nice just to take a day off from the plans and chill out - now back to my glass of wine.


  1. What a lovely day you've had. We sometimes have a walk along the canal near Bath. I love looking at the different barges.

    Enjoy the wine..

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  2. sounds perfect to me. . .and I read it while starting on MY glass of wine:)))

  3. Cheers girls - raises glass to you xxxxx

  4. Oh how wonderful. I love,love,love narrowboats. I guess I should say good evening Gongoozellers (think that's how you spell it!), as that is what the people who hang around at locks watching the boats are called! What a lovely way to while away some time.
    Zoe xx


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