So I've found some pictures that can break up my little story about changing the gearbox oil. Here's just one from a while ago, showing how the saloon looks with a few books in it:
Another day recently we took ourselves back up to Mapledurham for a night by the riverbank, with Burdock, and it looked like this next morning:
Regarding the boat, we have most everything perfect now and working. I'll leave other stories until I have some relevant accompanying pictures.
On the house, all new flooring is down, some last minute painting will happen tomorrow (our decorator comes at 8am) and I'm mid-way through putting a panel on the bath. We've also had two agents call to start advertising the house; it may take some time! Tad is on the verge of moving out, and is tomorrow testing the internet at a house he plans to move to.
That's all for now!