Join us on our travels around Europe aboard our Dutch Tjalk Francoise

  • Jill Budd

    After 6 years aboard our Narrowboat Matilda Rose in the UK, we took the plunge and shipped her across to Europe. After 2 years in Europe we knew we didn't want to return to the UK so took the plunge and purchased a 1902 20 mtr Dutch Tjalk called Francoise and are now continuing our travels of the waterways of Europe in a buxom wench

  • October 2014
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Posted by contentedsouls on 29/10/2014

Given that I’m currently singly left handed I have adopted a new morning system, off I trundle with Mr Baxter and head to the bottle bank, which is as far as he seems to want to go these days, before returning him to the boat and heading off again with Muttley, carrying the cardboard and plastic recycling. As I left this morning G thrust a 5 litre plastic container to add to my re-cycling and, of course, it didn’t fit through the recycling hole, despite my jumping up and down on it. In mid jump I was greeted by a local gentleman who was in charge of the disposal system and unlocked the side to dispose of the container for me.

I then started to dispose of the rest of the rubbish and became a bit challenged about what I was doing there, where I lived, how long I was staying, etc., etc. He then, helpfully I think, took the rest of my bag off me and allowed the disposal of milk and washing cartons before ticking me off about cling film, kitchen roll, foil and crisp packets which, it seems, are not recyclable. It could have been so much worse!!!!

2 Responses to “Humiliation!”

  1. Alistair said

    We have those recycling arguments here, but thankfully we’ve never encountered the recycling police! Hope the bones are mending – really sorry to hear about your enforced stay, but it sounds like you are making the best of it.


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