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Jennifer McM

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Jennifer McM last won the day on April 21 2020

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Cyan
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    Currently cruising around the Cheshire Ring

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  1. Cheer up, garden centres will be allowed to open this time round, that's be great to pick up a Christmas tree ....... errr 🤔
  2. Maybe so, but it doesn't stop people getting excited. 😉 Reading the twitter thread, it says Art 61 has been invoked 5 times, which sort of gives it credence. I guess some people who's life long business is about to go down the drain would clutch any straw.
  3. Presently I'm reading a lot about Article 61 of the Magna Carta, there's a FB group on it https://www.facebook.com/groups/754338414949984/?ref=share It's above my head, but..... BIG BUT.... if I were told to close down my business of which I've funded it through mortgaging my home, and knowing the lockdown would kill it, think I'd be looking closely into Article 61.
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  5. Hi Sue, and welcome! Some people use a bike between locks, although there are (in the main) lock landings where 'mates' can hop off the boat, and back on again when the boat's gone through the lock. Though many lock landings are not really designed for 'older bones'. Lock beams/gates can be awkward and heavy, not all of the beams are perfectly balanced - this is one area where carrying a bit of weight could be useful! Some lock gates are a bit of a challenge, afterall, we're talking about 17th, 18th century 'technology' - and sweet it is too . If you're lucky, on some
  6. Thank you! Absolutely agree about concentrating on something, I've been storing and gathering material for things we've been wanting to do for probably years. Eg: got loads of different paint and a good instruction book for having a go at canal art. This lockdown is different, longer/darker nights, and maybe not so much good weather - just got to keep our minds occupied 😄
  7. Totally expected, it's just confirmation. My husband goes to ozzy to have a pacemaker fitted on Wednesday, and he's got to take it easy for 3 or 4 weeks, so the lockdown works just fine for us.
  8. Just noticed this article... apologies if it's already been posted https://canalrivertrust.org. uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus
  9. Midland Chandlers stock them https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/products/star-mobil-basic-bed-kit-40310 The material doesn't mind a good spin in the washing machine either. A great product.
  10. Why your 'Mrs' of course, absolutely NO contest!
  11. Just quoting the CRT man - don't believe it's kids either, kids usually want instant gratification when creating mischief, if it was vandals then it was preconceived.
  12. We were moored at the top lock, last Friday a CRT man tapped on our boat to explain what CRT intend to do; eg bring a crane from the flat's car park that's alongside the locks (obv removing the wrought iron fence) to lift the gate. A bridge will be erected to take the crane over to the towpath side. The CRT man said they suspect the vandals were kids - but then again I suspect CRT will be insured for vandalism and perhaps not for maintenance issues. We turned our boat around and left the area. Yesterday we got an email from CRT complaining we'd overstayed the Atherston
  13. When did the ducks get feet on the Coventry? We'll be able to see the fish zooming about soon.
  14. Personal Log – Jennifer Log Time Started – 1818 hrs, 1918 Mrs Bob is struggling to keep her fingers and needles supplied with wool. Therefore serious times call for serious actions, this is why the SWOT team which included Mrs Bob; was deployed to replenish woollen socks stocks. Amazing the lengths our crack team will go when the prospect of cold feet threatens. It took a fair bit of the morning to hunt for the perfect sheep that are endowed with just the right type of 3 ply wool. Eventually after several gruelling hours of snaking through towpath mud on ou
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