Monday, 27 February 2012


Being on the boat, make us think that we should either sell up or downsize our home. Chateau Wits End is a bit of a large empty space now that our family have grown up and flown the nest. I suppose it comes with age and is highlighted when you come to realise you have too much room in the house and not enough room in the medicine cabinet.

I am a bit sentimental about leaving the house behind and moving on. Not because of the memories that a home usually embodies for many people. For me its the thought of leaving behind all our various animal family who now have their own quiet space in the garden. I look around and a Hybrid Tea Rose bush reminds me of a family cat. A late flowering Magnolia that reminds me of a very special family dog. Whilst time on the boat brings new experiences, escapades and adventures - old animal memories are often triggered just by the sight of a flower.

To days tasks, I'm busy with fitting the solar panels - I might have been much further on had it not been for the rain. So, I have had to keep myself occupied with modifying one door lock and replacing another. One of the internal doors has a bottom bolt lock which can only be used when inside the boat. I purchased a metre of brass rod and added a long tail to the bolt mechanism. Now the lock can be used from the back cabin.

Not much time to witter on today.



  1. Our advice would be to beware of burning all your bridges. You might be surprised at how difficult it is to resume a 'normal' life if you want to.

  2. We have been doing the what ifs for quite a while now. We are lucky that we have a second smaller more manageable property that we rent out. We purchased it as somewhere that we will eventually retire to at some point in the future. The current home is so little used by us it just seems the way to go.

    cheers Mick


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