As of today we are official of NO FIXED ABODE. Obviously we have an abode but it is defiantly not fixed. We will be using different ‘care of’ (c/o) addresses of friends and family as we travel around the canal net work. So the best way to keep in touch is by e-mail or phone.
We had our house in Luton for 35 years and loved living on the edge of town near the country side compared to Burnt Oak in north west London. It was a short drive to M1 junction 10 and about a mile to walk into town. We enjoyed bring our children up there and they had some good experiences doing stilt walking and swimming, to just name a couple of things. I loved our steep quirky garden and never did actually get it the way I wanted. Over the last three years since we’ve lived on the boat we’ve been back to Luton to see Ada just a handful of times and each time we’ve noticed lots of changes, most of the pubs have closed down, which is very sad and there are new homes springing up. Luton has always been a lovely multicultural town and there are many new cultures that are making their presence known. I just loved shopping in the Asian shops in Bury Park.
|Bottom of Foxton|
We are on our way to the north west to be near Heather and Ada for winter. Luckily we’d not planned to head to Ada’s as the Wigan flight of locks is closed due to lack of water, but we should be able to get to Tarleton where Heather is. It is very exciting cruising on new stretches of water.
|Tea and cakes|
|Edmund Mark & James|
Yesterday we had a full crew for our trip down Foxton Locks. Edmund got a lift up with his friend whose parents live in Market Harborough. Ada & Dale came too as they were travelling back to the north west after visiting in the south. 9 of us had Sunday lunch at The Foxton Locks Inn, where we moored directly outside.
|Huge bumble bee having a lift today|