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┬ávery 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

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

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