Waiting for the Thaw

The snow and ice linger but there is a softening and a hope that the thaw will come… eventually!

We found a much more lively household at home this morning. A precious few hours of sleep, insignificant in the past but seeming a good ten hours after days of deprivation, meant that our daughter and son-in-law were up and able to go to the supermarket rather than handing Ralphy over to us on their way back to bed. So finally Christmas presents were wrapped and the Christmas cake marzipaned.

We received a great card from Alan’s cousin today. Its a double size spread of a most detailed and quirky narrowboat drawn by an artist called Amanda Loverseed. We would love to get a print of it to frame for the boat but we might be able to do something with the card. If you Google her you can see a lot of her work but the actual work we received is through the artists’ site Pheonix Trading. Alan’s cousin Pauline lives near the Leeds and Liverpool at Burscough so it might have been on sale at a gift shop in the area.

Cut Thru Narrowboat by Amanda Loverseed

Statistics so far:-

2141.60 Miles, 1209 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels


One Response to Waiting for the Thaw

  1. Halfie says:

    What a delightful picture! I love being able to see all those things on the canal bed!

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