Today our boat is hitting the water for the first time, so the next time we see it it'll be floating on the Trent and Mersey canal at Sandbach. We decided to visit it next when we have to choose the curtains, carpets and tiles-decisions decisions! The builder told us it would be finished January/February but he has now told us it should be the beginning of January, but we'll just have to wait and see! So this will be our last Christmas with a dry land base of our own, I know it'll be strange being 'houseless' but we are not going to be homeless. All we have to do then is pack the boxes (again) and we are ready to go.
This month we are sorting out dentist checkups and doctor's prescriptions ready for our travels. We need a landbased address to keep a doctor and dentist, so Eric's sister is allowing us to use her address. She is going to keep our mail for us until we pick it up, on our visits to Newport. If anyone needs to contact us urgently then they'll have to use email or our mobile phone. How times have changed! I can remember many boating holidays where we had to find a working phone box.