Free to Cruise After Calendar Club

Choosing to jump off the 'respectability' of the endlessly turning hamster wheel in our fifties, was one of the best decisions Barry and I jointly made. It wasn't an overnight move by any means. But a considerably-thought-out-as-much-as-possible one. We had a number of ideas as to how we'd make money. None of which was in … Continue reading Free to Cruise After Calendar Club

Nearing The End of The Second Half of Our Season

The end of our seven days a week working feels reachable. In less than three weeks we'll have completed our second Calendar Club season as self-employed operators, and be once again relishing time on board Areandare. The poor boat has been rather neglected since we began on 11th October! Unsurprisingly I haven't found much opportunity … Continue reading Nearing The End of The Second Half of Our Season

Already Half Way Through Our Season Today

Last year we ran the Lichfield Calendar Club shop for 14 weeks. This season it's 'only' 12 weeks, and we're already half way through! Hard to believe then that it's almost Christmas. Customers frequently say they know that time of year is near once we pop up. It won't surprise you to hear blogging isn't … Continue reading Already Half Way Through Our Season Today

Walkabout From Leeds to Lichfield

I have to admit something I suspect won't surprise anyone reading. In matters rugby related, my allegiance isn't with the country of my birth. And despite Barry loving many things about life in the UK, when it comes to supporting The All Blacks, he switches back too. Last Saturday New Zealand played England in the … Continue reading Walkabout From Leeds to Lichfield

Frosts, Friends and a Fresh Window

It's felt rather unseasonal recently. I think. Well I can't recall it being so frosty in October previously. Though that could be my poor memory. You'll appreciate it's a very British thing to talk frequently about the weather. Probably due to the vagaries of it in this country! Changeable, unpredictable, and interesting. Frosty mornings are very … Continue reading Frosts, Friends and a Fresh Window

Life in Brighton and the UK

There's something very special about being in a loving relationship that thrives on a (mostly!) strong partnership ethic. The intensity of running a Calendar Club store, seven days a week for around three months, really highlights this aspect of our marriage. This week's been a perfect example of sharing the responsibility, and I'm counting my blessings … Continue reading Life in Brighton and the UK

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