LHCRT Our Chosen Charity Calendar for 2018

As self-employed operators for Calendar Club, we get the chance to choose to sell a charity calendar.¬†Last year we contacted Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restorations Trust (LHCRT) to see if they had a calendar available. Unfortunately they didn't. Shortly afterwards we were approached by a lovely lady asking if we'd sell Lichfield Calendars raising money … Continue reading LHCRT Our Chosen Charity Calendar for 2018

Looking Fabulous and Loving Being Back in Lichfield

It's been four days since we 'birthed' our Lichfield Market Street Calendar Club store, opening the doors to our first customers on Saturday 13th October. The pain of building the premises from a bare room to a fully functioning shop was definitely worthwhile. We had a brilliant beginning. The shop floor heaved with customers eager … Continue reading Looking Fabulous and Loving Being Back in Lichfield

Ready to open our Lichfield Calendar Club shop after a massive two days

The transforming of an empty space and turning it into a functioning shop is an incredible thing to witness. It's full-on for two days, with a team of people helping the first day when the most effort is essential. It's a painful process, leading to an amazing adventure. We're wondering occasionally if we're completely crazy. … Continue reading Ready to open our Lichfield Calendar Club shop after a massive two days

All in place to start Lichfield Calendar Club

It's been an interesting few weeks, doing all we can to get the best location for our Lichfield Calendar Club store. ¬†Yesterday we heard everything's been signed, and 34-36 Market Street is ours to run until January 2019. It's a in splendid position. Right next door to the Samuel Johnson Museum, near Greggs, and steps … Continue reading All in place to start Lichfield Calendar Club

Three Fabulous Festivals of 2018

The Home Brew Boat first began trading at canal-related festivals in Droitwich April 2014. Over the following three years the cruising plan was primarily based around planned events from April through to October. This year we decided to make considerable changes. We felt our floating lives were becoming 'same old', and we were at risk … Continue reading Three Fabulous Festivals of 2018

Another Teutenberg and much more

I'm on a mission to get the blog up to date this week, which may entail skipping a few adventures, and squeezing others into two posts. Do forgive me. You see on Thursday 11th October we'll be starting our 2018 Calendar Club season. Thankfully we received confirmation last Friday that we have a shop to … Continue reading Another Teutenberg and much more

Summer visitors part 4d Bletchley Park and farewell to Ray

The final ticking off for Ray's list of places to see in UK was a trip to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes. Rather naively, I said I'd drive there and wait for them in the car park. There were a number of reasons for this. A/ I had to get the car back to Bromsgrove … Continue reading Summer visitors part 4d Bletchley Park and farewell to Ray