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A Boat For My Potplants And Other stories from Wivenhoe

It all started with a boat renovation, but it has now developed into a story about a classic old Fiat and a 36 year old motorhome called Tallulah

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

On Saturday morning the Boat For My Potplants arrives. Operation Completed! 3am : Go to bed at my friend Vaughn's house in London after staying up all evening. 4.30am : Get up. 5am : Meet my son Oliver outside tube station. 7am : Arrive at Alresford Creek...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

On Saturday 27th February 2010, the Boat For My Potplants will come to Alresford Creek, near Wivenhoe, for its second leg of its journey. Of course, dear bloggees, the proceedings will be recorded for posterity, so watch this space for news and pictures...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

The timetable begins now towards the second leg of the journey. The Boat For My Potplants will be brought to Arlesford Creek this Saturday, being towed on the back of a Jag!!! Countdown to Ecstacy As well as being the best album to come from Steely Dan...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Check out all the blogs since the beginning of this epic adventure by going to www.aboatformypotplants.blogspot.com It's (Nearly) All Good News Indeed! Good news! I've been to see Paul Killick at the Alresford Creek Boat Owners' Association, and he couldn...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Alresford Creek to the rescue It's all 'appenin' now Yes indeed, dear bloggees! After what seems weeks of inactivity, things finally seem to be coming to a head. You see, I've had a problem. The Boat For My Potplants is in St Neots. I am in Wivenhoe....

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

What have I let myself in for??? Crikey! Crikey! The Boat For My Potplants seems to have grown, now that it's been pulled out of the river. Crikey! There was a ton of crud and barnacles on the bottom. Crikey! My arm doesn't 'alf ache, after hours of scraping...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

That's What It's All About Doing The Hokey Cokey On climbing aboard my Boat For My Potplants, we (my friend Neil Rowland and I) most certainly did put our left leg in followed by our right arm . It was the only way we could climb on, through the gaps...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Today was the day of the first leg of the journey... Sink and Soar My heart sank. I crawled through the canopy and fell in to the boat, and the true scale of the task that lay ahead dawned upon me as I surveyed the vessel and all its years of decay. Shiver...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

BILGE! Yes, dear Bloggees, the winner is most certainly me, because tomorrow is the BIG day in which I will go to move the Boat For My Potplants in its first phase, from Little Paxton, up the Great River Ouse, to the marina at St Neots, where it will...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

see http://aboatformypotplants.blogspot.com to see more of Captain Pugwash's thoughts and and and and and Captain Pugwash was standing on the deck of The Boat For My Potplants along with his Rear-Admiril Coruthers, and looking inland at the Rose And Crown...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

The following 'stars' have helped My Boat For My Potplants to get where it is today (still in Little Paxton), but you can see just how far we have come by viewing the old blogs at http://aboatformypotplants.blogspot.com And I'd Like To Thank... Crumbs...