60' Liverpool Boats Semi Trad built in 2006

Saturday, 11 October 2014

RIP Hoobie

Sorry we haven't posted for so long but we have had an eventful time to much to tell.
But I thought todays news needed airing here. Our beloved Hoobie passed away this morning
at Mum's house in Stoke. His lump on his neck finally got to big. He died peacefully in no pain 
at the bottom of the stairs looking to go outside as usual.
The Reason we are in Stoke is that my Mum has had a stroke and is in hospital so he boat is in
Scholar Green and we are in a house . Looks like we will be here til Christmas.
Well I will try to post a little more often Bye for now Dave & Beryl.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Boy does time fly. We are currently at Fazeley we left Ashton marina on 2 Jan went as far as Rugeley stayed a few days then returned to Great Haywood lock closures so we decided to go to Penkridge for a little Market therapy like retail therapy but a little cheaper. Richard joined us for a weekend,
We then returned to Great Haywood. The towpath just about everywhere is so wet and muddy Hoobie manages to bring most of it in with him,Beryl is not at all impressed. We are making our way to the Grand Union to head south would have liked to go on the Soar and Leicester line but winter works on Trent and Mersey stop us so it's the Coventry and Oxford canal to Braunston. £120 lighter today Domestic alternator gave up the Ghost luckily with having a smartgauge and smartbank fitted it automatically transfers the output from the engine alternator to the domestic bank after charging the starter battery only indication was that it was taking longer to charge the batteries each day.RCR fitted new one this afternoon. Of for a walk into Tamworth tomorrow.
Bye for now Beryl and Dave
Maffi what has happened to your blog it says I have not been invited to view can  I have an invite please.  

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Not the best day to try and moor in a Marina but we are sitting at Star lock and going into Ashton Marina
tomorrow weather forecast not good tomorrow, to much rain and wind but at least we have extra crew members Mandy and Richard joined last night . Christmas in Stoke.Mum is well but sister Ange is back in Hospital infection of some sort.Not a lot more to say.
But a Happy Christmas And a Prosperous New Year
Love Beryl & Dave.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Moored At Eturia on the Caldon below Bedford St Lock. I am waiting to give blood on Thursday and for Npower to come and see if Mum can have a new boiler courtesy of the government well its worth a try.
I have been using my time buying bits and pieces on internet and having them delivered to Mum. Boy did I have fun and games with Tesco direct trying to use our collected vouchers 2 emails and 3 new passwords later I finally managed to buy a new electric razor and some new bedding.Well we are still using one quilt cover that was a wedding present 28 yrs ago. Beryl is busy icing the christmas cake got to keep her busy.
Dog Hoobie is snoring well boy can he snore but as soon as I move he is awake and ready to chase his stick not bad for 12. It was a bit frosty here this morning but boat is toasty must get some more coal soon.
well see you soon  Bye

Sunday, 8 December 2013

We are Still alive

Sorry no excuse I am just to idle
We have been about a bit since the last post we went to Llangollen and on the way back called in on the Montgomery where Beryl had an argument with the ground and lost.Luckily John was visiting so he took big sister to A/E 4hrs and 5 stitches later they returned with a Cooked chicken and a very sorry looking Beryl Photo available at a cost well I've been threatened.We had a very nice 2 days on the Monty, Stitches taken out at Ellesmere 5 days later. Then back to Middlewich for a few days boiler serviced, well winter is due soon. Then onto Anderton for a look at the lift thought about the Weaver but decided to leave it for another day we decided to try the Bridgewater very nice plenty off places to moor and visit towns by bus Hoobie still not happy on buses he can't look out of the window. We went all the way to Piccadilly  Village only us moored there for 3 nights had planned on going up the Ashton canal and onto Whalley Bridge got it wrong ashton flight closed so had to return down through Manchester to Castlefield basin. Beryl doesn't recognise Manchester anymore, we enjoyed our stay and all Beryls family live up there so they all managed a visit. We returned via Runcorn. We quite liked Runcorn but like a lot of the north very run down, High street full of charity shops plenty of books and jigsaws for the boss.Back to Middlewich new burner in boiler service didn't work BOAT (bring out another thousand).We are currently at Red Bull ready to go through the Harecastle tunnel tomorrow.Making for Stone Ashton Marina for the boat while we go to Stoke and have Christmas with Mum . Angela is recovering from a Liver transplant a virus attacked hers (no she doesn't drink). The Children are both joining us for the holiday Got to do some shopping as we cruise through Stoke Blood donor session booked for 19th so will be staying at Eturia for a few days.
Well I think that is you up to date with our adventures still enjoying ourselves no regrets.
Bye for now
Beryl & Dave

Sunday, 11 August 2013

How Time flies when you are enjoying yourself. we have been lingering around Staffordshire
waiting to pick up Richard and he worldly goods. Well we we got him yesterday and it has
all fitted in somewhere. We are now traveling back North to get onto the Shroppie to get
to Ellesmere Port and Chester no rush. Richard is visiting Barnstaple the week before he
returns to Stafford and will cadge a lift back to Uni all we have to do is get the Bedding
Fridge and Computer back to Stafford. Nice Uncle John hopefully.
I have decided that it is waste of shouting at boats speeding past all it does is put my blood
pressure up so I am securing the boat mega tight 40 shades of Grey have got nothing on my
Knots.The weather has been rather indifferent recently I actually had to put my fleece on today
at least it isn't raining. Lives still good and Beryl's happy 'cause her little boy is back home.Only
problem is the little boy is 21
Bye for now.