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Spaniel vision

Early this morning I cycled into the nearby town to buy the dailynewspaper. The place might well be described as unpretentious; an oldchurch, the remnants of a village, a railway station, surrounded byfeatureless 20th century suburban sprawl. But is has a Town Council, aleisure centre (including a swimming pool, where the showers, I’m told,can come in quite handy) and, on the signs around its ill-definedperimeter, the words: ‘A Fairtrade Town’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Solar panels and chickens

The carnivalesque mood of the river continues. The other day a verypretty wooden launch slipped silently past at great speed. Only as itreached the sharp bend upstream and went ‘toot! toot!’, emitting alittle cloud of vapour, did I realise the launch was powered by steam.…

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Rising tide sinks boat

I am becoming sensitive, not to say jumpy, about sound. .…

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My home in transit

So this is it, my new home for who knows how long, on its way through the lock around the corner.…

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Enough!

I’ve been living on this barge for the better part of four months and I reckon the time has now come to stop blogging about it. .…

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Doing the wrong thing

Why living on less is a sin.…

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Sinking assets

Boats are sinking assets. Yesterday Ithought for a moment I was about to discover the truth of this a littlesooner than expected.…

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Rave

The party’s over. I thought, for a moment just before the sun set, thatan invasion was indeed underway. Whooping young men plunged into theriver from the vagrant boat on the opposite bank.…

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Born to be wild

We went to a pub to mark the 50th birthday of a member of ourcommunity. He's taken to a Harley Davidson motorbike of late, in apassable re-enactment of the film Easy Rider. So someone suggested weshould sing the song 'Born to be Wild' for him.…

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Only connect

I’m afraid I can’t resist a small whoop of triumph as I post this entry direct from the barge.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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