Tuesday, 23 December 2008

He comes bearing gifts...

We returned to Caxton yesterday morning having had a productive and sociable weekend in Lincolnshire. Graham brought NB. Matilda Rose across the canal to the car park side so we could unload the car directly onto the boat instead of impersonating beasts of burden for half an hour. After a wee while Joe and Graham went off to Rugby to swap cars, ours being parked back at Brinklow Marina and Graham's being liberated for their planned journey to Gt Yarmouth for the Christmas period. On their return they were carrying a large heavy box between them; how sweet, I really didn't expect any gifts.....
Does your husband buy you a Honda EU 20i generator for Christmas? No, I thought not, perfume, lingerie - just no imagination you see.

4 comments:

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year - special seasonal hugs for F&F. Definitely catch up early 2009 though preferably when I no longer have to have cress and cress for lunch...

Me said...

Hi Lesley. Did he at least put a festive bow on your new generator??
Seriously though, after following your blog we are due to meet with Stuart to talk about having a boat built by Barn Owl. Power is obviously an important issue, and I was wondering if there was any particular reason why you have now added a generator (ie, just for back-up/emergencies or because whatever system you have on the boat is not quite enough? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Debbie

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Greygal, see you all in the New Year then? Have a good Christmas break.

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hi Debbie
We have added the generator to the mix because of the way we cruise that is, one day cruising, one day staying moored up. Caxton has a 3.3kw travel power pack which is more than adequate for running all electrical goods whilst we are cruising but on the days we are moored up (Christmas period for example is over a week)we have been running the main engine to produce the power we require. All well and dandy but that is a LOT of engine for a LITTLE load.
Caxton is very well equipped re electrical white goods and we tend to make good use of them. With two dogs on board and winter muddy conditions laundry and hoovering tend to get done everyday regardless of whether we are moored or cruising. The Honda gennie is therefore going to be used for the non-cruising days as it will be cheaper to run, marginally quieter and more appropriate than using £6000 worth of Beta.
Come back to me if you want any more info and you are more than welcome to visit if you wish.