ElizabethA boat was put up for sale recently. If you have a spare £15K you can buy it. It is called THE ELIZABETH.

Is it a coincidence that this is the same name as one of the boats previously owned by the now collapsed Bristol Ferry Boat Company?

As a 42% shareholder in the now collapsed Bristol Ferry Boat Company perhaps the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, can explain why it seems to be registered to the Tobacco Factory?



the mammoth move…

I have a plan.

That plan involves some exciting new features inside with the aims of making more storage, more space for swinging the dog and trying to make the use of space more efficient.

At the moment wood is kept under the bed. Its inconvenient. The bed clothes dangle in it, you can’t see how much is there and the dog thinks its a fantastic game. I’m jealous of my friend who has lots of space by her fire and uses it to store and dry out wood. I also have a cooker that I should probably rescue from another friends shed and actually install.

space next to the fire

I can’t live much longer without a table. Its hard to eat properly and forget drawing or writing in anything bigger than a note book. At the moment we play dice on a tray, and I lose everything in my bed all the time. At least one third of the sofa is going to be sacrificed for a table, which will possibly make room for a dog bed on the floor, if he can be persuaded off the bed.

cutting up the sofa

Doing both of those things means losing storage, so some more needs to be made to compensate. I’m going to take out half the huge bathroom and add some shelves in there.

bathroom mutiny

In order to do anything in the confined space you have to move things around from one place to the other, meaning that you kind of have to work backwards to a starting point (or I have to anyway). For instance, the new storage needs to be built first so that there is somewhere to put the stuff that is being made homeless. That means the bathroom needs to be taken apart, but there is stuff stored in the bathroom, so that needs to go somewhere. The only place that can go is the leakiest place in the boat, but the stuff can’t get wet so that needs to be fixed first, but the batteries are under there and that needs sorting out, but, but, but…

So in order to do anything I’ve decided to that a list is necessary:

-Empty out left hand side (clear tools, fix leaks, wash soft furnishing + insulated)
-Empty bathroom into the left-hand side
-Build upper shelves
-Empty cupboards
-Move drain
-Finish shelves
-Move stuff from under sofa