It’s time for me to start thinking about what we need to make the boat habitable. My first purchase was a rather splendid whistling copper kettle, because if I can’t make tea we aren’t going anywhere.
We commissioned http://www.juliasmithceramics.com to make our crockery. We were rather taken with the spirals and the bicycle motif. It seemed appropriate to have ‘Pataphysical time machines* on our plates and mugs.
Yesterday I realised that we hadn’t allowed a space in the galley for a rubbish bin. An insignificant detail until you need it. So I had a quick think about where one could go and went off to the boatyard to confer with Martin. We agreed a solution that I’m really happy with.
Now it’s time to make a list because my head is full of things I need to get in preparation for our maiden voyage, which we anticipate will be at the end of October. The move to our mooring at Market Harborough will take about 3 days, but from experience I know a good pub or 2 en route could easily double that.
* If you feel the need to know about spirals, bicycles and time machines, please ask Andy.
** I’m struggling with apostrophes and capital ‘P’s so please forgive me – I’m just a ‘Pataphysician’s wife and I’m doing my best! 😀