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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

After much military precision planning, The Boat For My Potplants is now calmly in position. There is still so much work to do, but for now a breather and a bottle of Champagne. Finally recovered There were so many things that could have gone wrong, but...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Why didn't I do the tasks that lay ahead? This and That "Come on Jane - we've got a bit of time before dinner. Let's go down to the boat and get some jobs done. There's this and that, and this and that, and this and that to do", I said. "Okay", said ...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

I don't quite know how we managed it, but all that's important is that we did. We Did It!!! On Saturday we moved the boat from its blocks on to a trailer. On Sunday afternoon the tractor pulled the trailer down to the water's edge. By four o'clock the...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Thanks to the Great British Life blogs, The Boat For My Potplants will be adorned with a new piece of art sent by Essex artist and fellow blogger Cherry. What a great example of how this blogging community can work with positivity. Attracting all nice...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

What should I play on my 1970's Grundig hifi, once I get the new solar-powered electronic contraption set up? A Boat For My, er, Hifi Crikey! Opinions are split over whether I should use artificial (my suggestion) or real plants ('erindoors' insistance...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Please help me decide what's best to do on this controversial issue. Read on and see how YOUR vote will count... Eruptions! With only a week to go before the launch of the Boat For My Potplants, it's not only the controversy surrounding whether or not...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

Not long to go. The 18th of July is only two short weeks away. Full Steam Ahead Jay's bringing the motor. Martin's coming alongside with his speedboat. Gerry's ready with the tow-rope in-case of breakdown. Adam's coming from miles away. Martyn's taking...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

All these emotions! Why am I feeling them? Read on to discover the answer... Exhilaration, Confidence, Trepitadion and Excitement Exhilaration: I've been able to remake the bunk area. The old wood was completely rotten and had to be completely removed...

Posted over 10 years ago by Neil Watson with 0 comments

As promised, Friday is here already, and here are my latest thoughts. Why am I out of my comfort zone? Read on... Why Didn't I Think Of That? Top Bloke of Wivenhoe, Martyn Carrick, was chatting to me the other day and said that he thought I was doing...