Sunday, 26 January 2014

Cor Blimey Gov

It’s all happening down here in’it.
Been down to T-A just a couple of times over the last couple of weeks to bring bits off ready for the paint shop, but of course the big hoo har at the moment is over the liquidation of the marina holding company. Don't like being in this situation but leaping up and down like a demented ferret will solve nothing. All quiet down at the marina but the discussion on Canalworld has gone ballistic, seems to get very personal at times. I do wonder if there may be an element of mischief involved. Even got a mention on the local news.
Went to the meeting on Friday in the café which was full and standing and I had to wonder how many non-moorers were there. Standing in the doorway found it hard to hear any questions raised, though I did manage to get some more information afterwards. Can’t see as there is too much for concern at present but intend to keep my ear to the ground for developments. Being a lease holder I get to go to the creditors meeting in Nottingham on February 3rd which I hope will be more informative as CRT will be there also. Don’t like cities so I shall go in by train and the highlight will be to have a ride on the new tram system.
It’s all been happening elsewhere as well.
A tree came down blocking the Grantham Canal at Vincent’s Bridge in the high winds a few weeks back.
Our motley crew has spent four days clearing it so far
But he waterway is again open
Still some more to do but most of it has gone now
Time for a breather as it is blooming hard work.
Saturday got caught in a bit of a shower - thunder, lightning and hail, blooming heck it was enough to make us call it a day.
Good fun though. So much so that I am signed up for a chainsaw course at Brooksby College in the middle of February so I can be of more use in future. Been using chainsaws for thirty years or more but need the necessary paperwork to get it out in public.
Shame on me. I’ve resorted to a bit of retail therapy and treated myself to a chunky new chainsaw as well.


K1 said...

Great photo of T-A on the blog banner David.

Are you going to completely repaint her and; if so; what colours?

I must duck over to CWDF to see what the fuss is about.



David said...

Hi Tom

Same colours but perhaps a slightly lighter blue on the beading, and have asked for the porthole frames to be lined up :-)