2011 was a big year for us, with our cruise to London in the summer, and starting courses in the Autumn. I also started to focus a bit more on some of my non-boaty interests like cooking and charity shops. Although academic work has meant that I have less time for that now, I plan to keep it up if possible. Here's a quick month by month look back at the year.
January: Found out that James had a place to train to be a teacher, and the river flooded.
February: The weather continued to be dreadful and we narrowly missed being hit by a falling tree!
April: Bought a new fridge and spent a wonderful weekend at the HNBOC Ellesmere Port Easter Gathering.
May: Had a brilliant time competing in the BCN Marathon Challenge with the YWBS in the big Northwich Yeoford: Parts 1, 2 and 3.
June: I singlehanded the Duck for the first time and we went to Braunston where James steered Ling in the Parade.
July: We competed in the Town Bumps and then set off on our big cruise to London.
August: Made it to London, and out again before the riots, then back to the Fens to leave the boat to be blacked. We also remodelled our bedroom.
September: We both started our courses, me in London and James in Cambridge. We helped organise the World Rivers Day Festival.
October: Academic work takes over, but I found time to do some baking!
November: We celebrated the 5th November by mooring four abreast across the river to watch the fireworks.
December: Not much blogging, but we did have fun at the YWBS Christmas gathering, and with our families.
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