Tag Archives: Thames

Tales of kindness from the riverbank

  This isn’t one of those trophy weekends when the sun is shining. The river is full of last week’s rain and the temperatures are ten degrees down on this time last week. But Lady Lucy was out yesterday and … Continue reading

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Can we break down the barriers to our pensions?

In recent blogs I have been responding to the FCA and TPR’s joint call for input on the standarisation of a pensions consumer journey. The journey is broken down into stages – the main stages of the pensions consumer journey … Continue reading

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We got to see sunshine after the rain!

Bluebirds flying over the mountain again? Well not quite – this is the Thames valley, but I did see a yellow wagtail bobbing beside the boat around 6 am! A few hours later my intrepid crew turned up – looking … Continue reading

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Stoking it up on the river

The heat was intense but there was enough wind from the passing of the boat to keep the guests. Amazing yesterday – off again today! pic.twitter.com/st4TdFTEli — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) August 26, 2019   The plugs were in as we … Continue reading

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Three seasons of boating on Lady Lucy

  I am in love with the river Thames, all my money goes into boats – (apart from the horse!). Over the weekend, I’ve been organising the boating schedule for Lady Lucy. Last year I had over 400 guests on … Continue reading

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Don’t talk about the weather..!

I get bored with people talking about the weather… But I never get bored looking at our wonderful countryside and the impact the weather creates upon it. If you visit the Clore Gallery at the Tate, you can see how … 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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MUTINY AT THE BOUNTY!

Yesterday was a shocker!   As many of you know, (from first hand experience), I spend much of the summer driving my boat and guests up and down the Thames. Yesterday was no exception. What made yesterday different, was my … 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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Honey Honey you’ve got me – living on the floodplain!

This is my lock-keeper; they are the people who run the river. They do not live in ergonomically towers in Bristol, they are dedicated people who always go the extra mile for people who live, work and play on the … Continue reading

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