As you may know my husband, Brett and I live on a narrowboat...
We have lived aboard Elsie for five and a half years and have decided its time for bricks and mortar. We've been talking about it for a while now. Neither of us want to stay aboard for another winter and we both want to be closer to family.
We have handed in our notices at work and are going to move away from Shropshire in the West Midlands and move in with Brett's mum in Clacton-On-Sea, 250 miles away on the south east coast to begin with, then once we have secured jobs we're gonna get a place in Colchester which is about 20 minutes from Clacton... At least that's the plan!!
Brett put Elsie on a boat sales website last week and if by this Friday she hasn't had any interest from buyers, then we are gonna take her to a brokerage and they can sell her on our behalf.
So our adventure on the canal is ending and a new one's about to commence.
The lyrics to Rush's Headlong Flight would seem appropriate right now.... With a couple of changes:
"I have stoked the fires on Elsie's stoves,
Steered our little ship down the canal..."