One of our favourite non-narrowboating blogs is Anna Railton's Something About Rowing..?. It's brilliantly funny, and illustrated with hilarious cartoons. Anna is a rower and astrophysicist living in Cambridge. In her own words she is "very susceptible to bouts of rage about anything from slow-walking pedestrians to yoga. Interests outside of rowing and maths include swearing at things and cooking large bowls of pasta."
Anyway, she recently had some mugs made with one of her cartoons on it, saying LIFE: Have a cup of tea and start again. It is such a great sentiment that we just had to get a couple! When something goes wrong with the boat (or life in general), that's what we always do. We sit down, put the kettle on and try to work out what to do next.
I emailed her and we met up in the boathouse while I was doing circuits last night to swap money for mugs. When I got home we had to try them out:
Lock flight where windlass not required
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