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NB Alnwick

Member Since 28 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active 16 Aug 2015 10:29 AM

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In Topic: Severe flooding this weekend

13 August 2015 - 01:11 PM

I am just hoping that the rain holds off for the opening of Cropredy Festival in just under two hours time - I have my Fairport Umbrella - just in case.

In Topic: George Cole

06 August 2015 - 02:47 PM

I saw him on stage in a version of 'Pirates of Penzance' - what a versatile performer!

In Topic: Waiting for water tank to fill up

12 May 2015 - 07:43 AM

The fresh water capacity on Alnwick is probably larger than most - it has been discussed on here before - and we usually take on enough water to last a month or  so. We can be on the water point at Cropredy for a couple of hours filling up but if someone else comes along, we usually break off and let them fill up while we do other stuff. The time taken for us to fill did once have a devastating effect on another boat. The boat was called Herons Rest and the then new owner was moored next to us at Cropredy. The first time he filled his tank. he connected up his hose and left the boat filling for two hours (as we do - he obviously thought this was the norm) and returned to find his cabin with about six inches of water flooding it!

In Topic: 1928 Singer Sewing Machine

13 February 2015 - 10:41 PM

We receive and sell quite a lot of these for between £15 and £25 - non-working examples are probably just as much in demand because they get used for parts or for artistic display.

In Topic: The Passport Office - "You said, We did"

13 February 2015 - 06:55 PM

Hehe was just making an observation that we now have such low expectations of certain government departments that when they get it right it is cause for celebration


For some of us, being able to get out of bed in the morning is a cause for celebration - even more so when there is a good reason for so doing!