Which Way To Holland?

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Well after nearly a year of waiting, we finally launched our boat for the very first time, all by ourselves! This is our first step, in many, towards working our way up to having a boat which we can retire on and sail the world!

So last year OH brought a little clapped out speed boat with no engine as a ‘keep me out of mischief’ project. And after much standing back and thinking and looking we put it in the water last night and it didn’t sink, and we didn’t fall in, the engine worked, only conking out once because of dirt in the filter.

We went to a quiet slipway to have a practice putting it in and out of the water. For those who have never done that before it is quite a faff! I only broke one nail and had one minor injury so all in all a success I think!

The boat isn’t finished cosmetically yet, it is looking a little like the three wheeler van from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ but soon it will be all pretty! The new seats are in, they swivel, but it still needs a bit more doing, but it goes, and quite fast too! So we went up the river on a beautiful evening found our way to the pub and went back again, got it out, hooked it up and went home!

Can I just say this is no way any of my doing, it has all been OH, they have worked very hard! I just swanned in at the last minute! Just vision ‘marg’ from the ‘Goodlife’ in all her yellow waterproof, well that’s me!

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Happy Birthday Queenie!

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As you might have guessed already it was my birthday yesterday! And for my birthday I got a new camera. Which I am very excited about. This is the first camera that is all mine, no hand me downs or other peoples rejects! So now apart from blogging OHs lovely pictures, I can post ones that I have took. They won’t be as good, but it will give you a better idea of what happens in my day.

So we went to Plymouth for the day, down at the barbican. I like going there because it is by the sea , it has lovely shops, I like the aquarium, and most importantly it has lots of boats! After picking up my camera, we went for lunch as you see above! My ‘teacher’ look with my specs!

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This is the very first picture taken with the new camera!

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Now to try out all the different settings!

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We went on a boat ride after lunch. So more playing around with the different settings, and trying to be a bit arty farty!

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Below is the boat OH brought me for my birthday……..I wish!

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Plymouth Hoe looks great from the water!

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Had a lovely day! Thanks for dropping by! X