Continuing to discover ways to sustain our flexible floating lifestyle

It may seem to some readers we spend most of our time enjoying ourselves. Together, with family, and with friends. True, life in the Teutenberg/Walsh boathold (no household here!) it's vastly different to the majority of people in our peer group. However, we are NOT retired. Barry has another two and half years to go; … Continue reading Continuing to discover ways to sustain our flexible floating lifestyle

A time of interesting journeys

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 … Continue reading A time of interesting journeys

Grandchildren gorgeousness, festival fun, and meeting The Modern Maori Quartet in Brighton

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? … Continue reading Grandchildren gorgeousness, festival fun, and meeting The Modern Maori Quartet in Brighton

One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning

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 … Continue reading One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning

The first post – launching The Home Brew Boat’s inaugural trading event

It's taken a while to pluck up the courage, but here we are at last! We've been blogging about our adventures on the canals and rivers of the United Kingdom for five years now, beginning on Blogger in April 2009, after buying our first narrowboat 'Northern Pride'. That year, and during 2010, we were incredibly fortunate … Continue reading The first post – launching The Home Brew Boat’s inaugural trading event