Blue Water Medal
Books By Annie Hill
- Brazil and Beyond
- Voyaging on a Small Income
23 December, 2018
16 December, 2018
We are getting there.
I have been trying to work out where to put my herbs and spices. I'd thought to make a shelf along the stringer, but the stringer was too narrow and it all seemed excessively complicated for what I would achieve. Then it occurred to me that I didn't really have a handy locker for tea, coffee, salt and pepper, etc, so I had the idea of combining the two.
One way and another, I seem to have had innumerable distractions since I came back from Nelson and I've realised that when my train of thought gets broken, even for about 5 minutes, it seems to take me about an hour to get back on an even keel. So I designed, if that's the right word, this little locker with only part of my mind, and in truth, have been worrying that it might look a bit odd.
It went together surprisingly quickly - I've had a bit of practice by now.
Well, no, actually. God only knows how it happened, but when I came to glue it in, it point blank refused to come anywhere near flush and I had to spend ages trimming the runners to get it to fit. I am still completely bewildered as to what went wrong. On second thoughts, maybe I'm not improving.
So portholes to fit, cabin sole to cover, saloon table to make and then lots of varnishing and that will be about it. Until I remember all the things that I need that I have so far forgotten!!