Category Archives: Lady Lucy

Making friends on the Thames!


  The river Thames has been my home these past few days. On Thursday i had a great afternoon with Telefonica’s franchise team and for the past three nights I’ve been on Lady Lucy making our way up the Thames … Continue reading

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Standing up to the bullies


We all know how bullies work, it starts in the playground and hangs out wherever there is injustice to be done. You see it on the river all the time. Some of the hire boat companies  at Henley have it down to a tee. There’s … Continue reading

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Lady Lucy is back and looking for crew!


Well here she is, revarnished, redecked and repainted. After a spring long refit Lady Lucy is back on the river and after trials today, will be ready for a first outing next weekend. It your idea of heaven is floating … Continue reading

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The Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2015


The sun shone – the river was calm and everyone had a grand time at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival this weekend. (18th-19th July). Whether you are a lover of wooden boats (small and large) , I hope you will enjoy … Continue reading

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Henley by boat – a Pension PlayPen Photoblog!


What a fabulous week for the 67 people who came on Lady Lucy between Wednesday and Saturday. It was a shame we couldn’t do Sunday- especially with St Pauls and Sir William Borlase winning the two boys events! Here are … Continue reading

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What to do at Easter?


Easter’s here and while many of us will be well planned , some will have had plans fall through and some- well let’s just say “we’re fluid!”. If you’re fluid and are looking for something to do with yourself/your family … Continue reading

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For a summer’s day; the river and the racecourse (thx ITM and Lady Lucy)


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Beautiful women, beautiful boats and beautiful days on the river!


Ye distant spires, ye antique towers, That crown the watery glade, Where grateful Science still adores Her Henry’s holy shade; And ye, that from the stately brow Of Windsor’s heights th’ expanse below Of grove, of lawn, of mead survey, … Continue reading

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A fond memory of Henley 2012


Thanks to Melanie Freebody for this. Lady Lucy drives past the Freebody boathouse at 1 the Firs (on Bucks) and past Gloriana on the Berkshire side. Onboard, Pete, Charlie and Lucy Voisey, Oliver and Henry Tapper, Ella, Stuart, Scott and Jenny Davidson and Molly the Cockapoo. … Continue reading

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From Eton to Canary Wharf


This morning I travel from Eton to Canary Wharf, following the River Thames as it flows from Windsor Castle to the Isle of Dogs. My journey takes me by car up Eton High Street, past the college, past the Thames … Continue reading

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