I’m shamelessly sharing other peoples words once again – this time is for a far worthier cause than helping people cure their hangovers!
You’ll be aware, if you’re a regular reader, that currently Barry is being The Home Brew Boat sales person, and I’m being a Calendar Girl in both Tamworth (my winter job), and Merry Hill (Barry’s winter job!). So six days out the nine of the RCTA Christmas Floating Market I’m otherwise engaged persuading people to part with more of their hard-earned cash in the build up to the commercialised madness that disguises itself as Christmas here in the Western World.
It grieves me to the core watching so many people spending money on ‘stuff’, because they need “Just one more stocking filler”; but we do have to make a bit of a living – like most of us (though I do question often how much people REALLY need, if they stopped spending it needlessly, but that’s another story …).
Anyway, a rather amazing fellow trader is also an extremely eloquent writer. In fact she is a published author. And quite famous in these parts.
She also regularly posts on Facebook as ‘Aunty Wainwright’. Anyone reading who relates to narrow boating, and especially trading, could not help but be amused by her anecdotes, wisdom and wit.
This past week she has excelled herself. Continue reading