Last weekend we had a wonderful trip up and down the Thames test driving the new engine of a lovely Dutch barge with the owner and a few of her friends. We spent two days cruising fault free. The barge handled like a dream and although it was very cold outside we were all toasty inside with the lovely wood burner in the wheelhouse.

The weather made the Dagenham end of the trip very atmospheric and the second day made the Houses of Parliament and all the London sites look magical.

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We have other news – but that must wait till we’ve told various other people first so watch this space!