27 May 2015
It's been a while. Blame lack of morale if you must.
Our lives are in some turmoil at the moment and this is having a detrimental effect on the boat/sailing side of things.
As you may be aware, we're nearly always short of two things: time and money. And at the moment we have little free time and what money we do have is required elsewhere. Add to the equation some health issues and you will understand - and hopefully forgive - the recent lack of blog updates.
To give you some idea of the current issues:
- Our rent is going up by more than we can afford. So, this is forcing a move and all the costs associated with it.
- The car is in desperate need of some TLC - about £2K worth. So, there goes this year's cruising/refit kitty.
- Reduced manpower at work means I have to work more shifts than I used to. Less time for sailing. Other half in a similar situation. Children have other priorities too (work/girl-boyfriends). Crew not as readily available as they once were.
Optimism is a moral duty, but it can be hard at times.
Some sailing updates, to follow in the very near future.