There's been rather a resurgence of interest around all aspects of the Inland Waterways of UK in recent few years. Including an abundance of TV programs featuring well-known celebrities - Great Canal Journeys, Slow TV, Barging Around Britain, and Celebrity Five Go Barging to name a few. Maybe such exposure will help preserve this historical … Continue reading Ten Things I Love About Living On A Narrowboat
Having been involved with Calendar Club UK since September 2016, Barry and I were humbled and honoured to be invited to join their Retail Advisory Board.
This week we submitted the final documents and evidence to support Barry's Spousal Sponsored Visa application and Indefinite Leave to remain. Now we wait ...
Bizarrely I forgot to mention in the last post that we'd had the 'luxury' of two whole days off, before the end of our Calendar Club season on 6th January 2019. One of those of course was Christmas Day, and rather splendid it was too. We'd stayed in the shop after closing to get the … Continue reading Having Time for Inspirational Images
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
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
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