Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life With a Narrowboat : Part 1

Well it's my first 'publication' with Lulu.  This first book is about discovering the inland waterways.  It is an epub file and can be read using Adobe Digital Editions.

Please go to this link to download the file.

Do let me know if it works for you.  I am working on Part 2 and 3 and will publish them if this one sells.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Ghost ?

At the top of the Adderley Locks and past bridge 66 we entered Brownhills Wood. It was so thick the suns rays found their way past the branches producing an eerie feel. It felt cooler in the shade. A lonely fisherman sat quietly on the towpath.

Ann and Molly walked passed the fisherman who spoke but she did not hear the words. Somebody was cutting the grass using a noisy machine dressed in a protective mask and goggles so all you could see was his glowing eyes in the dark woods.

Which one of them was the ghost that is known to haunt these woods I wondered?

As I passed the fisherman slowly in my narrowboat I asked him if he had ever seen the ghost. I heard his reply as the grass cutter had passed on. "It is too noisy for ghosts" he said.

There are many stories of ghosts that haunt the waterways.  Based on the tragedies that the boating families endured in the past.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Big Butt

Them gardeners need big butts.  That gardener lurking in our garden has nearly emptied it again after this dry spell.  It will get full again in good time as we are expecting some rain soon according to those clever computers.
The big butt

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Colour in the garden

Ann has a new camera from Argos.
A Peace rose at its best

A Poppy at its best

The gardener doing his best

A bird getting the nuts