The ‘fishing’ petition we signed earlier in the year.
Not too late to end a text of support: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2011/07/26/sign-scale-%E2%80%98shoal%E2%80%99-support-saving-our-seas
So we’re getting ready for a very big Sunday. No, we won’t be at the Reading Festival. We’ll be at the riverside pub, The Rowbarge, in Woolhampton. It sounds like there will be lots of fun stuff going on there, including live music, and BBC Radio Berkshire will be there – we’ll be on air some time between 11 and 2 on the Sally Taylor show.
And in the evening we’ll be having a boaty treasure hunt with friends – looking for Pirate Treasure.
So if I were you, I’d steer well clear of ye olde waters of the Thames bein’ mighty afreard of the ransacking hoardes what will be searchin’ for treasures wot be hidden by the evil pirate Jill.
be afraid. Very afraid!
So the Co-op sent me wild flower seeds (free). Amazing. Love the ethos!
Why would I want them? I do, after all, live on a boat, and therefore my garden is very beautiful, but not exactly laid to lawn (water, water everywhere.)
A friend, who also lives on a boat, and I are planning a little guerilla gardening. Some desolate space will soon be covered with beautiful wild flowers and sunflowers. It will fill the gap left by leaving behind the vegetable patch, which along with the goldfish are the only things I’ve really missed from our old lives. Although occasionally when the washing up’s not been done I wish I still had a dishwasher to tidy the stuff into!).
This boat is ‘moored’ near Tesco’s, Reading, on the Thames. it seems to attract some complaints, but I find it strangely beautiful – it can’t be easy to live on and just look at how much work and creativity has gone into it.
Wouldn’t be my choice to live like that, but more power to them. They’re self sufficient and have stopped the boat from destruction.
The kids call it the pirate boat.
This beautiful little teapot graced our shelf from the moment we moved on board. It was designed by R. a year or two ago. unfortunately the damp made it crumble, so I took a picture of it before it disintegrated.
(We now have the damp under better control, and a whole summer to prepare for the winter!)