Diana and I spent New Year with Mike, my brother, and Mary. In the course of conversation I asked Mike, "What's happened to your plans to buy a share in a narrow boat"? Little did I realise the sequence of events that simple question was to set off.
So it was that on Saturday 24 January Mike, Mary, Diana and I met at Anderton Marina
to view the first of the two boats that I had arranged we should view.