Hi, lovely to see you again.
We had a fantastic Easter with the grandchildren. Aged 3 and almost 5 they're the perfect age for making Easter bonnets and hunting for hidden clues in search of the prized eggs. To be honest, I'm not sure who enjoyed themselves the most; them or me!
Since then we've had more visitors. Friends Maggie and Martin from Macclesfield came to stay for a couple of days.
They both enjoyed driving the boat, especially Maggie who's never really had the confidence to steer their narrowboat but is now going to do it more often.
Roger has been working hard, continuing with the upgrades to the boat and we now have solar electric and solar water heating.
As soon as the sun comes out I keep rushing over to the panel to check the water temperature. It's brilliant and will pay for itself in about 18 months with the amount of diesel we'll save by not having to run the generator to power the immersion heater. Obviously we'll still get hot water from the engine whenever we move, but on the sunny days when we don't move we should be engine & generator free. Less euros spent on diesel = more euros available for wine = RESULT
We've now found a crane suitable to unload Bluey from the wagon in Nieupoort, Belgium so this weeks job will be booking all the cranes and transport. Hopefully by the next time I write the blog I'll be able to give you a date.
In the meantime, Bluey is still open for visitors. We've had so many lately I'm thinking about opening up as a B&B..................
Bye for now, take care and come back soon.