trust me, we have the answer - March 1, 2022
help transform canals into your concrete doorstep - November 30, 2021Canals have always been magical places to me, and I hope they are somewhere you find peace and relaxation too, only disturbed by the noise of canal boats tearing past at three miles an hour...
making life better by south shields - September 1, 2021Award winning garden designer Brendov Scowcrovich has joined with the Banal & Dither Trust, a lazy navigation charity, to prevent the wastage of charity money on silly egocentric projects by creating a Small Bottle Garden at the Greater Neasden Garden Festival.
proper boating - June 1, 2021Six years ago, I wrote an article on ‘Proper Boating’ as I had been told that my new build was not ‘Proper Boating’. Recently, my wife pointed out to me a social media squall on the subject. Despite not engaging with computer forums, I have revisited the subject.
let a thousand excuses bloom - March 26, 2021As Regimental Sergeant Major of the Intelligence Corps (I’d wandered in by mistake), if anyone came up with an excuse, they were let off the offence provided they had an excuse I hadn’t heard before, or hadn’t used myself. Therefore, here be the excuses I have used, or heard of, for overstaying on one spot in the canal system.
cyclists’ lives matter - March 1, 2021Devid Scowcrovich considers the possibility of renaming locks and bridges which have names associated with slavery - a Trust committee would have to be set up at vast expense...
king of the vandals - December 1, 2020Hi Devid Scowcrovich, King of the Vandals, here. Now we are an ancient tribe. It is believed we migrated from Scandinavia to Silesia in c.130 BCE and later spread all over Europe and Wolverhampton. Not sure what BCE is but I suppose it might have something to do with the old British Waterways...
welcome to the truss' new chief executive - September 3, 2020Devid Scowcrovich becomes the truss' new chief executive, making life better by South Shields. He vows to concentrate on the majority, who do not own boats.
another week in the life of... - June 17, 2020Devid Scowcrovich shares another week of lockdown on his narrowboat. His diary covers the gradual easing of lockdown, with his wife able to meet one other..
a week in the life of... - June 17, 2020Thank the Gods that I am not a hypochondriac in these boring, tormented days of virus lockdown it would be a real misery for my wife, Brenda. I do have an itchy scalp though - just the odd bit of scratching seems to ease the irritation.
one week in the life of... - June 10, 2020Bad night: sleeping tablets from Doc useless; may have to revert to Sid’s illegal offerings should he appear during the Lockdown. Our security gates are closed therefore snugly isolated on boat. I have campaigned for ten years to keep Gas Street Basin unpolluted and quiet – beware what you wish for!