Adventures Aboard AreandAre


It’s been a while since I’ve written – apologies for my/our absence on the blog. To be perfectly honest, I’ve been avoiding writing a post – things went a little awry recently, and it’s taken me a couple of weeks to work through the fog and begin to see things clearly again … Life consistently brings twists, turns, and unexpected challenges to us all. It’s the meaning we take from these, and… Read More

St Giles House

Last Monday, 31st May, I abandoned Barry (again!) in Manchester to continue his solo journey up to Eldonian Village, a short distance from Liverpool.  This may evoke in you a tinge of sympathy on his behalf. Or maybe a slight feeling of envy that he’s boating alone and happy as a pig in the proverbial? Joking aside, he assures me he loves it, so you can let go of wanting me to… Read More

We did it! Our first ever day of trading as ‘The Home Brew Boat‘, and ‘Funtastic Facepainting by Sandra‘. And it was a wonderful way to begin our new journey at The Spring Market in Digbeth. We hadn’t realised until the day before that we were privileged to be one of only two ‘hand-picked’ narrowboats trading there. Admittedly the weather could’ve been kinder; it was overcast and cool much of the day…. Read More