Saturday, 31 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Okay, I know I am a bit late with the Merry Christmas bit, but this is the first time I have had a signal in over a week.  I hope you all had a great time.  I certainly did, spending both Christmas and Boxing days with all my family, you know the score - eating too much, laughing at things that only families can laugh at, playing silly games, remembering Christmases past and those not with us any more etc etc - great times.  However,  boys if you are reading this, I'd quite like some grandchildren to spoil next Christmas!!!

Pete has been really busy over the holiday period building the extension!

This is what we fondly are calling the back porch (what on earth would you call it on a boat?!!).  The extension will have double doors and cupboards for coats and shoes.  The reason for this is so that we can bring the staircase right back to maximise the illusion of space below.  Today (if it stops raining) Pete will be building the wooden frame - more pictures to follow.

I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope that all your dreams come true xxx


  1. Good question, what WOULD you call a back porch on a boat. A coat cubby? An aft cabin? A coat cabin? "The boot"? "The boat's boot"? Or a maximized illusion?
    I always enjoy new photos.
    Happy New Year, Fran and Pete!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. We did too. Hope the new year brings you lots of joy.

  3. Back porch indeed. Madam it is The aft deck companionway!

    Happy New Year to the skipper and crew

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Fran!

    Happy New Year to you, Pete and your family!

    Sft x

  5. All the best to you too, Fran! Hope you and Pete have a great 2012. By the way, I have to agree with Mel here. Back porch? Hmmm :)

  6. Thanks for your good wishes everyone. Mel - okay I agree with Val and it will now be the aft deck companionway (although I still think that back porch sounds more romantic!!!)xxx

  7. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Pete. It's coming along slow but sure. You mentioned about needing a certified installer for propane. We would too, if our place was in town. Because it is in the regional district there are no building codes that have to be followed. Kind of the way things used to be. - Margy