Unfortunately not the kind of dirty weekend I would have liked. Roy and I have been cleaning up all weekend. The kitchen was disgustingly filthy. We have washed all the kitchen cupboards in and out and polished them all up with a wax cream. Roy has even polished up the granite worktops with a car polisher. It is starting to look a lot better. We have got rid of lots of rubbish of the boat even some folding chairs that had broken slats on them………we left them by the bins at the marina and within 30 minutes someone had taken them. Never thought they would have probably been great for firewood, at least I hope that is what someone has used them for cause they were in really bad condition. Still lots to before all flooring/carpet goes down. A think a few late nights and still busy weekends are ahead of us.
Tina Paramore came over today to give us a quote for painting the boat in 2014. http://www.canalnarrowboats.com/PAINTING.HTM It was lovely to meet her as Foxglove was originally painted by her. The boatman’s cabin that she also painted is still in good condition and we told her that we found a painting of a mole on there and apparently that is her trademark when she does her painting. Her husband came up with an excellent idea though…….so funny, we told him about the story of Tigger on the boat, he thinks perhaps Tina should paint Tigger somewhere amongst the roses & castles in the boatman’s cabin…….We will probably do this when the time comes!
We had more visitors this weekend at the boat. One huge family!
The Swan had come with her signets. They have grown so much. This is one of the nicest things about being on the canals seeing all the wildlife. All quite amazing.