Monthly Archives: March 2014

Friends, Romans, Countrymen….

..well mostly friends with the odd bit of Roman architecture thrown in for good luck. We’ve had a week of chaos, mayhem and great fun here in Northumberland. The first friends to arrive were Greg and Sue who¬†drove up from … Continue reading

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A walk to Sycamore Gap

It’s difficult to find anywhere more spectacular for a walk than Hadrian’s Wall on a beautiful sunny day. We started off in Cawfield Quarry trying to follow a rather sketchy circular walk plan from a newly purchased book. Luckily it’s … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Banjo

Unfortunately my pal Banjo died yesterday after having had a series of strokes. We aren’t half going to miss him!  

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Three weeks in Northumberland!

We’ve left the boat safely tucked up in Stafford Boat Club and made the trip up to Haltwhistle in Northumberland to do a bit of house sitting for friends of ours who are off to the Bahamas. It’s an absolutely … Continue reading

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A very black bottom

Aston Marina is now well and truly a distant memory. We’ve spent a very pleasant week in Stafford Boat Club blacking the bottom of the boat with bitumen (well Gordon did that bit) and getting her looking tidy before we … Continue reading

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Bye Bye With Venison Pie

It’s incredible – the winter’s nearly over – at least our time in the marina has to an end. If the weather’s anything like last year though, March will have a few surprises up its sleeve for the unwary! The … Continue reading

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