Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday 10th June

June has been busy in the garden over the last week catching up on all the work which needed to be done after being away for so long. I am not allowed to help weed or do anything other than mow the lawn unless under strict supervision as I might dig up one of her precious plants thinking it is a weed.

* Getting the Garden into Shape

* The Pool and Steam

Now of course she has a little helper who can’t resist putting her paws in where June has just dug or biting the heads off her favourite flowers and plants. And now she stalks the fish little realising there is a net over the pond to keep out the dreaded heron.

* June’s Little Helper

* Can I catch one of those Fish

I have been doing the important jobs like ordering a Throwing Line to replace the cumbersome Life Belt we have on the boat. We could never find the right place to keep it, it always seemed to be in the way or not easily accessible when required in an emergency. The throwing line seemed the ideal alternative as it is light and easily stored to hand in an emergency. It can be thrown accurately to the person in the water and they can quickly be pulled back to the bank or boat.

* Throwing Line hanging from the bird feeder

June wanted a Tiller Pin Tassel and has been looking all over to find one without success. Doug and James off Nb Chance kindly took up the challenge and offered to look out for one at the Crick Show (very many thanks) but despite all their efforts there did not seem to be anybody selling them. Doug pointed me to the internet where there was one for sale but which was longer than June wanted so I did some more research and found that you can buy Bell Ropes which are a very similar thing.

Further research turned up just the item, an 8 inch long tassel from Nauticalia. To order it direct from them would cost £12.99 plus £4.99 postage (£17.98).
Other dealers had the same thing at £9.99 plus £2.49 postage (£12.48).

Then I came across one at which was £7.99 plus £1.50 postage (£9.49) so ordered one on Friday afternoon. Low and behold it arrived first thing on Saturday morning and is just the job and comes complete with a nice sized brass shackle to fix to the tiller pin.

* Tiller Pin Tassel

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