Hi Anne and OllyHas the JCB done much damage? What a bugger!Joe and I met you when we were both moored at Whittlesey ( The tug narrowboat called Yarwood) and we talked about going to France maybe. We were of the mind to get a Dutch barge but you were both convinced that we would be fine in Yarwood... well you have set us thinking and we are starting to do some research so any pointers for continental newbies would be most welcome!!kind regardsLesley and Joe
There's a months repair work that Fox's will start on in 10 days time, at which point we will be homeless, a tad worrying!Very happy to answer any questions about boating in Mainland Europe but don't know how to give you our mobile no. or email address privately. Can we 'pm' you on a blog??
You could send me your email address via my blog. I will get the message but I won't publish it so it stays private.regardsLesley
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Anne, I am worried about you two. Homeless again...:-(( Can you stay with your daughter for any of the time? Alternatively won't the insurance company pay for a hire boat while you have nowhere. That would seem the reasonable thing to do, wouldn't it? After all, they do it for cars, and with Oll's health problems, surely there is some help offered there? Go and speak to your local council too...maybe they can give you some accommodation for the month?
Hi Anne + Ollie just looked you up. Musia is our boat do you remember Tournai?!!!!last year?. only just realised you are in bother sorry to hear we left you with Jean + Mike going to have a bottom wash! I am attempting to open a blog so we can catch up, we got home safe last year. This year due to life getting in the way! we are on the Medway we are planning our return 4 next year with no or little return. Started thinking of your wanderings wondered where you had got too. Please contact when you have time wishing you both well xx
Thank you for your concern. The owner of the JCB (and the mooring here) agreed verbally to lend us his narrowboat for the month. We'll put it on our mooring while Snail's at the boatyard.However, we have been trying to talk to him about paying our uninsured losses and to confirm this arrangement but he is proving to be very elusive, not answering emails either so we're not quite there yet.
Hi Sue and Andy.Hope you've had a better 12 months than us! Can't wait to return to Europe when all this is sorted. Planning to be back by October at the latest so perhaps see you around and catch up? Don't know how to give you our email address privately on here, do you?
Hi Anne/Olly, Thanks for your reply, glad to hear you are getting sorted we have space at home to put you up but we are stuck in Yelding been here a week the Medway is in flood don't know when we can leave, it keeps raining which puts levels up again. Trying to get to grips with this blog thing will have to go see Fran one of your blog mates when I get home she is a friend at home. Look forward to seeing you next year. How are Mike + Jean are they still in France? Will keep in touch not sure how to contact you by e-mail or phone but will get help. Bye for now Sue x
Hi Anne, I'm a bit late back here again. I'm glad at least you'll have a boat to stay on while Snail is being fixed, but really hope you get the other losses sorted out. What a worry for you. I'm so sorry :( Can't wait till you come back...
How's things, my friends? Are the repairs well under way now?
Hi Val.All the damaged steel work's been replaced above and below w'line. Now in paintshop.Lots of cleaning to do when we eventually get back on board. The black angle grinder dust has seeped in through the boat. Grrr!Deciding on Wednesday whether to buy an historic butty and bring her back too and work as an 'English food' business. Trying to move forward with life!
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