Monday, 4 June 2018
I received the above text on my blog management page. I do not get it I VOTED OUT I will no longer submit to the whims of a bunch of self seeking bastards in a foreign country. The BILL OF RIGHTS says in plain English I do not have to submit to any laws made after our government has surrendered our sovereignty to a foreign power. Nuff Sed!
I have been here, in the Oxford/Thrupp area, for some months. A minor problem I had with my ticker at the end of last year resulted in several visits to the JR hospital until I got the all clear.
Since Last august I have been having trouble with my heel. this emanated with a spur right at the point where the tendons atached to the bone. If you have ever had this you will know it feels like walking on a drawing pin. If you have never had it just hope you never do. I was refered to the hospital on January 12 it is now June and I am still waiting.
Then following a family phone call I made contact with a table and seriously injured my Ulna collateral ligament in my thumb that took 8 weeks to heal sufficently to be able to move my boat.
Up to this point I had been moving sowly up and down between Oxford and Thrupp to comply with the CC rules so I could attend doctors and hospitals. Then being properly 'single handed' I was unable to move the boat at all. My friend helped me to a mooring where I could easily get on and off the boat and we spoke to CRT who in there best charitable voice told me to stay. When I was able to move I travelled slowly up to Thrupp.
So this week, Thursday, I set up to leave Thrupp all I need was a quick check up at my Doctors for a shortness of breath problem I had been having. Doctor wasnt happy and by 12 o'clock I was in the JR having more tests in 5 hours than I had had in the last 50 years. I was given the all clear by the time I left the JR at 5 pm. As you can imagine this curtailed my leaving on Thursday. I finally got away on Saturday.
Being the kind chap I am I stopped to tie up a boat that had the pins pulled. Whilst getting ropes out of the water my wallet fell in. I made a grab for it and managed to catch it befor it sank beneath the water, but in doing that my phone fell out of my pocket and sank. I was so pissed off it was the third phone I had had since October (broken glass).
I spent a night at the Quarry with friends and moved Sunday.
I am now at Lower Heyford for a few days before further travels to northern climes or maybe southern climes who knows, I will keep you up dated.
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017
…..if you moor at Aristotle Lane on the South Oxford canal there are those, who live in brick, who think that boaters are the bottom of the pile. They take photos and record mooring times complain to the council about a puff of smoke from your chimney. They worry about the ‘pollution’ affecting their children’s health.
I moored at Aristotle Lane twice in the last few weeks (27/05 and 07/06). On two days I didn’t light my fire. I don’t think I lit the fire on other days until the evening (I might be wrong). However, Whilst I was there I did notice that ‘children’ were smoking dope in the park. I would think this is much more serious than me lighting my fire!
The canal is not going away. Move the park!
Saturday, 20 May 2017
After reading this article in the Mail Online about Bridget Bardot I made an entry in the comments page, “So lets see if I understand this a French woman get vilified in the courts for telling the truth.” or words to that effect.
Two people who read my comment ‘liked’ it (see below).
I clicked on the link again to see if there were any other comments in the pipeline. I was confronted by this (see below) on the comments page. I don’t mind that they are no longer taking comments, but I do mind that they deleted the two comments that were there.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Several times over the last couple of years I have complained to the council about the rubbish bins at Hythe Bridge and the rats in the garden behind. Finally the garden has gone and the rubbish disposal has been rebuilt. Well done OCC.
Unfortunately only the residential boaters have keys. So now with the locked elsan disposal point the only people who can use the facilities are the 13 boats that are residential and those who live on the mill stream. The Mill stream dwellers are privy to keys for the elsan, probably the rubbish point too. Whilst this might not seem fair, at least the Mill Stream dwellers are not tempted to dump shit in the stream.