We have just spent a lovely hour or so over a pint and a glass of wine with good friends who have returned from a winter break in Malta.
What did they miss most? Not the wintery weather or the damp weather, not the credit crunch or the less imaginative food or even the beer but...they couldn't wait to get back on their boat.
It will be the same for us.
Don't get us wrong. We love the flat. The view over the canal is great: the space for the boys to stretch a bit and clutter some more is excellent but we do miss the boat and can't wait ot get back on it.
Obviously, one cannot live on a boat while the windows are out and the vents are sealed and there is dust or paint fumes everywhere.
But we do miss the boat.......
Boat launching ramps on the Dudley No. 2 Canal
8 hours ago