Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday 26 February 2011


The boxes Ian has made fit in place like so.

and here.
Karen's crocheted blanket recently finished looks like this on the bed.
Ta daaaaaaahhhhhh!

We enjoyed a walk round the village of Grafton Regis on Thursday in the lovely sunshine.

The church is set on higher ground and looks as though the banks have been cleared recently, leaving a fantastic display of snowdrops.

We went along the Buckingham Arm to Old Stratford later (walking of course), after we had moored up below the lock at Cosgrove.
Just needs a bit of water......
Friday was Ian's birthday so we stopped at the Navigation at Thrupp for lunch, then walked into Castlethorpe village. Found some lovely stone houses and cottages, a very pretty village.


Stone terrace with slate roofs

Asbestos roof (originally thatch I guess)

It has been a lovely having a few days off from packing and clearing up the house. Only 4 more weeks to go!

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Finishing Touches

Finishing lots of things, seems to be the theme of our days.
Ian has finished making some boxes to fit in the engine hole on Tacet along with a board to hold windlasses, mooring pins etc..
Karen has finished a quilt, started last year to use up material stashed away over the years.
We shall be finishing work in the next few weeks. Finishing with other commitments at church too. But there's still lots to do too!  We have found someone to rent our house during our travels, they seem very nice and will look after our home.
Tomorrow we are escaping  from the house to spend a few days on the boat. Hoping the weather is kind to us.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Paperbacks and Puddings

I'm afraid there are no pictures for this entry, (camera trouble!), but thought it was time to update the blog this week.
On Monday I held a Charity Bookswap as a way of parting with some of the many books off our shelves. We had a great evening with puddings and drinks served as friends browsed the books and brought some to swap themselves. We collected 50p for every book taken away and raised £60 for The Quicken Trust a brilliant local charity which is involved with helping improve the lives of children in Uganda. (See www.quicken Tonight we have both gone through our wardrobes and filled two sacks for the charity shop. So we feel as though a lot of stuff has gone this week. Hooray!
Ian and Karen