Update June 2020

I am writing this in the hope that with the easing of the lockdown in the UK that we can rejoin the boat very soon.

As for many people the last 3 months have been a rather surreal experience! We have been fortunate in that we live outside of any town or village, have personal open space and extensive rural walks accessible from our front door. We have found some really good walks, watched the crops change and exchanged greetings with lots of other walkers. We’ve averaged about 3 miles a day …… we’ve also developed a liking for youtube pilates sessions. Adrian replaced his bike that was stolen from the bike shed here and got back into the swing of it, ready for the boat.

I have even taken up sewing again and made up palazzo pants and a kaftan from lengths of material that I have had for many many years!

We have avoided supermarkets as much as possible (worn our home sewn masks when we’ve had to venture there) & found various alternative shopping options ….. deliveries of veg boxes, frozen fish and local micro brewery beer! So not all bad!

We have kept well and luckily so have all our family members ……. for this we are very grateful. We loved going up to Lincoln for pizza in Lisa’s garden once things started to ease. Freddy has certainly grown (soon be 13!) but won’t be back at school until September.

There have been some interesting and amusing things thrown up through this lock down period and I thought I’d end this short post with a few pictures from a local house – they have displayed a daily Bear scenario over 58 days! Such creativity and dedication! Loved ’em! And hope they produce a calendar for 2021…….

 

 

Author: mistyjf

I have been boating in Europe since 2009 when I shipped Misty Morning to France. Time & life move on! Adrian, my new partner, & I bought Piedaleau in 2015 to continue and expand our European boating adventures.

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