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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

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A blog from Mrs misery arse; messing about on the river

Posted by contentedsouls on 03/12/2017

I know I’m not doing very well with this blogging at the moment – sorry. I seem to have gone into hibernation; just pack me a tea chest full of straw. I do suffer from SAD and, to be honest, much as I love the Netherlands and the people, I am struggling to cope with this relentless grey sky and constant rain. When, very rarely, we get a frosty sunny day I am charged with energy and enthusiasm, but the rest of the time it’s a bit pants.

On the upside, we get to meet up with our fellow Thunderbirds team, Jill and Gary and their dogs Gem and Chula (blue boat, Norderzoon in the pics) as we both have transport and also our Dutch friends at No 70 with their dog Diesel, but I crave some sunlight now. I am rubbish at ‘grey’.

Trundled into the supermarket and adjacent DIY store yesterday and put my shopping list on the counter of the latter; turned around and the shopping list was gone – the young man, seeing me searching, said a lady had walked off with it. I wonder what she will make of a British shopping list but, more intriguingly, my menu plan for the week; we had Gill and John coming out to join us but they went down with stinky fluey colds so had to cancel, all my food ideas were on the back of the shopping list; I wonder if they will be trying out Yorkshire puddings this weekend.

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3 Responses to “A blog from Mrs misery arse; messing about on the river”

  1. Kevin TOO said

    Hello my little cold Dutch boaters, nice to hear from you again 🙂

    Have a look at these Jill, but I though Graham was you ‘little ray of sunshine”… LOL
    http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/lighting/best-sad-lamps-light-therapy-seasonal-affective-disorder-lumie-how-to-treat-a6839106.html

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  2. vallypee said

    Jill, I’m so with you on this. We get more sunshine down in the south than you do up there…Zeeland is known to have the most sunshine in NL, but the last two days have been awful and I’ve just wanted to crawl into bed and stay there. Praying for some sunny days soon…why don’t you come back south again? Your pics are lovely, though. It’s very pretty there!

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  3. Anne Luard said

    Lovely photos, sorry about the weather, think it has been a particularly bad year up there. I remember wind more than anything….nothing to stop it, hence the lovely windmills!!! We are settled back in UK, hope to see you if you come over.

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