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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Welcome to our New Look!

   After months of attempting a new boat blog on my own and finding little time to blog while adjusting to a new country and a new life as part of a boating duo, Les and I decided to retool his boater's blog to include us both.
   We hope you will like the new look and contunue to follow along on our journeys. I will now be blogging here as well in an attempt to keep all my peeps back in the States informed of where we are. Having sent out a dozen Inland Waterways maps to my nearest and dearest, I've been asked to keep them posted on a blog.
   I will also include my brief impressions of things seen, heard, and experienced aboard NB Valerie, incidental anecdotes about living in England as an ex-pat, and recipes for some of our favorite meals --adapted for boaters with small boat ovens!
   Today we are moored at Newbold-on-Avon, on the N. Oxford canal just North of Rugby next to Newbold tunnel. We will stay here a few more days as ice has formed on the canal during the night with temperatures at 32F/0C overnight.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Great stuff, makes a lot of sense to share a blog now that you share a boat! Look forwards to reading more!

Amy
NB Lucky Duck

bert the gnome said...

Loving the new look! and before I forget ..... A Blessed Imbolc to you both.
Ross

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy!
I've missed writing terribly and I hope to be engaged regularly now. It is surprising how quickly time slips away each day! Thanks for sticking with us.
Cheers,
Jaq

Sue said...

Looks good Jaq xx

John Witts said...

Nice to see you writing again! Welcome back!

Nev Wells said...

Looking good and timely as Les was just about to forget us...;-)

Please keep the posts coming as us wannabe's need our canal fix, adding an American slant will be all the better,

Take care

Nev

PS - can you add Rachels name to Waterlily - bottom left, her tolerance and enjoyment of Waterlily (after I brought the boat) has allowed some great adventures already !

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

So glad your back in blogging world! Great idea to share the blog, I love the new look too!

Debbie.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your fulsome writing Jaq (though we've never met, I did read your excellent account of your wonderful wedding day).

Richard sometimes grumbles that I took over the blog the minute he set it up and has never got it back since - I'm sure that won't happen to you.....:-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Derek Bird said...

Good to see you getting together in one place nd it is easy to let the days slip by

Always cold in Newbold

Why are we not on your blog list?

All the best

Derek & Carrie

Les & Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hi Ross,
A Blessed Imbolc to you as well. May Brighid bless yoru hearth and home. I hope we can meet in person one of these days!
Blessed Be,
Jaq

Les & Jaqueline Biggs said...

Sue,
Thanks! I'm glad it's pleasing to read and follow. :)
John,
Lovely to hear from you! Thanks for your interest and support.
Jaq

Les & Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hi Nev,
Les added Rachel. Lovely to hear from you and glad you aren't bored by American chatter! :)
Jaq

Les & Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hello Deb,
Thanks for the welcome back!
Hi Sue (Indigo Dreaming,
LOL! Nah I won't take over the blog as Les has been busy researching and walking the old cut of the N. Oxford. He's found some brilliant info he's ready to share. :)
Jaq

Les & Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hi Derek,
You and Carrie are now on our blog list! Thanks for remiinding us.
Jaq

Mike Muir said...

Well, it is about time you got your joint act together. It does look good, and we look forward to reading more.
Weather here is incredibly mild, Feb. 4th, NO SNOW on the ground.
Mike and Phill at Garnet, soon to be in/on Garnet.

Les and Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hi Mike,
We await your arrival here on the cut and look forward to an evening of good cheer. Say hi to Phil for us.