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

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

The answer to the face on the York Wall

Yesterday's blog post included a photo of what I saw in 2009, and again in 2018, as a 'face' in the wall in York. Barry had taken a photo nine years ago after I pointed it out to him. He transformed it into two rather cool pieces of artwork, that we sadly sold at auction … Continue reading The answer to the face on the York Wall

A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river

The main narrowboating portion of Ray's experience with us, came between our time in London, and a week of travelling up and down the UK (quite literally! But that's the next post ...). As always, Barry had planned a plethora of adventures to tittle Ray's taste buds for England and all it offers. There were … Continue reading A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 4a – London bound

Our summer kiwi visitors we've blogged about so far had booked their passage with us well in advance. Actually at least a year before their arrival. The next one wasn't quite so planned. It also encompassed a great deal of places and people - leading to a number of blog posts to do the momentous … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 4a – London bound

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 3

After a long weekend in Ombersley sorting out some of mum's, and our remaining 'stuff', we got back on board Areandare the evening of Monday 9th July. A mere two days later we were off again heading back to Lisa's for the school run on Thursday 12th! Needless to say we extended the Enterprise car … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 3

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2

Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2