Having expressed my opinions quite publicly regarding unlicenced and illegal boats on our waterways for some time, I have been recieving sarcastic comments on this site, the other day, it took a more sinister turn with someone putting the phrase, '....looking to be stabbed' on the site on 18th May but post dated to the 19th May. Clearly this was unpleasant and Leicestershire police have taken the matter seriously as a serious crime has been committed under section 4A, (something to do with threating and provocation.) We are now undergoing the process of retrieving the IP addresses to trace the person who left the message and it is the matter of a police investigation. As a result I have closed down the unlicenced boats page as my personal safety is clearly more important than any 'campaign'. What a sad situation when people on the waterways are prepared to bring their 'land' mentality of violence and threats to the peace and tranquility of the canals. There should be more boaters and fewer continuous moorers in my opinion!
Didn't go out this weekend as my father is coming up to visit on Sunday and next weekend I am off on a walking and camping holiday in Yorkshire so I used the time today to sort out the boat: hoovered, dusted and polished, washed the carpets etc etc. Also sorted out and cleaned the fish tank with the addition of 4 'apple snails' which 'liven' up the tank, (as seen above!)
As mentioned next weekend I'm off for a week as it's half term and for the first time in years, I'm not having a boating holiday! My father, Simba and I are going camping and walking up Yorkshire, taking in the moors and Ingleborough as well as visiting my friend James and his family on their farm, (St. Leonards Farm Park in Esholt where they film Emmerdale - directly opposite the Woolpack!)
I hope to be able to add another entry nearer the time and before I go and then there will be a pause while I'm away.
Changed the gas cylinder the other day - of no interest to anyone but allows me to monitor how often I have to change it and when it's near changing again by looking on this site!!
BTW My duck has now taken permenant residence and sitting on 5 eggs 24 hours a day right outside my kitchen window. She has grown acustomed to me and the dog and now doesn't flinch when I'm working around her. Mind you she does get 4 slices of bread soaked in a bowl of water every morning! I now have to buy 2 loaves of bread a week, one good quality for me and one of the cheapest variety for Mrs. Duck!!