On Saturday, Herbie will be 8 years old according to the makers plate in the cratch. Old enough for some cosmetic surgery I reckon. The next 12 months should see her in new colours and with some new internal fittings like a folding table in the saloon.
She may get a new neighbour too because (shock horror) Saltysplash and Laura are selling Lady Elgar and moving on to a new wide beamer called Amy. See the story on their blog. I suspect that either they or us will have to move berths unless the canal is deemed wide enough to still fit us both alongside.
If you want a nice boat with a residential mooring I'd give Lady E a look. She's a lovely boat. I expect it will be on sale soon, presumably through Virginia Currer.