Saturday, 28 January 2012
Since receiving a thousand pounds from a reader of this blog, with which to purchase an outboard motor, I've been somewhat neglectful of another very important aspect relating to my Boat For My Potplants - the potplants themselves.
This year they are indeed a sorry state of affairs. I did have my doubts when I saw them for sale outside a house in the High Street, with a sign "Winter Pansies For Sale - TEN for a fiver". So I suppose I only have myself to blame.
I mistakenly thought that my high-class horticulture would look after itself whilst I was busy holding top-level talks with motor manufacturers at The London Boat Show.
Without the potplants, there would be no boat. So although I may be ecstatic about A VERY EXCITING DEVELOPMENT with a certain company beginning with 'S' and ending in 'I' (more details next blog), I must remind myself that even winter pansies need the care and attention that they deserve.
Posted by Neil Watson at 07:08
Thursday, 12 January 2012
'Yes', I said, and proceeded to explain about The Boat For My Potplants, emphasising my collaborations with blue-chip companies who have been flocking to participate in this unfolding story.
'Of course, Sir. We would be honoured to donate our latest 15hp model with electric start, all in the name of good-will to you and your fantastic blog. All we want you to do is mention our name - Yamaha.'
And then I woke up and quickly got dressed and went round to my mate Simon, who had agreed to drive us down to the venue.
I was armed with my shopping list, comprising toilet light and outboard motor.
I didn't manage to get any of those, but I did end up buying an excellent cooking knife from a very nice man who gave me a special-offer free sharpener.
Posted by Neil Watson at 18:19
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
I'd better write out my shopping list tonight and leave it out on the hall table ready for the morning.
Here's what my list will include...
A light for the toilet
A new plant pot for the winter pansies
A 15hp Honda Four-Stroke Electric Start Long Shaft Slow Revving Outboard Motor
I'll wager that I'll only be lucky with the toilet-light, but you never know.
See how I get on, in Part Two - coming soon to a computer near you!
Posted by Neil Watson at 21:06