Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Big One (2-3)

Tuesday 10th April 2012
Huddersfield Basin to Huddersfield Basin.

08:00 A bit of a wild night, what with the wind and sheets of rain which have conspired to give us a good old battering. However, this morning the sun has gotten his hat on - a souwester - So we have decided to sit it out for the day. The Memsahib has had a fix of Sainsburys and I have had a fix of dog walking in the rain.

We let the fire go out last night and this morning we noticed quite a nip in the air. So the fire has been stoked up once again. I had a look around Homebase (its getting bad when I feel the need to do a shopping fix) and purchased a new TV antenna as the old one has given up the ghost.

The Memsahib is feeling much better today after her little coming together with the boat gunwale and we may be able to move on again tomorrow.

Been doing a bit of catching upon my Kindle reading list.

Just Finished :-Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford.

Not amongst my usual first choice for holiday reading was Guardian of the Balance. A raunchy re-write of the myth of Arthur Pendragon and his relationship with Merlin. Well researched and bringing a new perspective into an old tale. In places a bit fussy over detail, but never the less a well woven tale of of the times. I found some of the "American English" spelling a bit annoying and a spell check for an "British English" version would not be too difficult for the Kindle version. The characters are sometimes brutal which is a fair reflection of the times. More than anything else the story encourages the use of your imagination to build the mental pictures - that's always a good marker for me.

I enjoyed Irene Radford's book and I am certainly tempted to go back to read more. I enjoyed this first encounter.

Current read is:-
A Fair Cop by Michael Bunting.

This is the true story of a Police Officer, who was convicted and sent to prison for common assault. Whilst doing his duty and under attack. He was frightened, disorientated, bleeding, spitting out teeth, unable to see properly and hurting all over his head and face. Whilst his assailant continued to punch him. The assault was made as he tried to defend himself. This shamefull prosection and conviction had been made despite the fact that his assailant. Who he had been defending himself against, had been convicted of assaulting the PC.

Michael has his own blog "A Fair Cop" he is currently writing a second book "The Dark Side." As he proceeds towards clearing his name.  The Criminal Cases Review Commission is now considering an application so that he can finally get to the Court of Appeal.

A lot of people in the public eye, such as the West Yorkshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service should hang their head in shame at this travesty of justice. Justice that they are supposed to uphold.

Waiting in the Kindle are:-
Chickens Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead.
140 and Counting by Various Authors.
Rivers Canals and a Young Lad by Mike Routledge

Daily Total
Miles: 0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 604.3
Locks: 613
Swing / Lift Bridges: 101
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 8
Engine Hours: 2048.0


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