A Funtastic time in Droitwich 

There's something very special about this small town; it has a most endearing feel. Having spent a fair amount of time here since 1998, when my mum and dad relocated from Sutton Coldfield, I've got to know its nooks and crannies rather well. Every time we came back for a holiday from New Zealand we'd … Continue reading A Funtastic time in Droitwich 

Delighted to return to Droitwich

One of our first events as Floating Traders, was St Richard's Festival in Droitwich in 2014. Our dear friends Helen and Andy, from Wild Side, had already been trading there for a couple of years, so it was very special to moor up snugly next to them for the first time. This year will also be … Continue reading Delighted to return to Droitwich

An up and down weekend at St Richard’s Festival in Droitwich

“Stay in the gazebo or you’ll catch your death!” Adults often say the most ridiculous things to children without thinking. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at this startling statement uttered by a parent of children waiting to have their faces painted. Luckily they all saw the funny side too. “Oh look. There’s death. … Continue reading An up and down weekend at St Richard’s Festival in Droitwich

The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015

Our return visit to trade at St Richard's Festival in Droitwich was a great success despite the unseasonal weather. I even got the bag of winter clothes back out from under the bed to put my long sleeved thermal top on or I'd have been an extremely cold face painter decorating 'Frozen' children! The dismal days … Continue reading The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015

Droitwich Festival a great success – now taking life one day at a time …

St Richard's Festival Wow! What a wonderful three days we had last weekend at Vines Park, Droitwich. Last year's festival we visited Helen and Andy  by train on the Sunday, when they were the only narrowboat trading.  Being there, moored alongside them this year, was a dream come true. However, due to the vagaries of life's current … Continue reading Droitwich Festival a great success – now taking life one day at a time …

Rogue tradesmen, a small stroke, but calmer waters before the weekend

It's been a busy few days on and off Areandare since our last blog post. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes on Facebook, they do mean a lot. The sight greeting me at mum and dad's house on Tuesday evening, were a couple of very old people struggling to cope. That afternoon, Mum had … Continue reading Rogue tradesmen, a small stroke, but calmer waters before the weekend