Apologies to readers who erroneously thought they'd find a blog post all about Saltaire yesterday! I'm away at mum's till tomorrow, without my laptop charger, so drafted the post yesterday morning before my battery died. I asked Barry to work his magic on it before I return tomorrow, and he accidentally pressed 'publish' rather than … Continue reading Feeling a little over exposed on Areandare
I'm posting this a week late as I got waylaid last week travelling to mum's to sort out a few things - I'm there again now after a fabulous weekend at Mercia Marina. More on that to come, hopefully before the next event on Saturday! Doing our best in Burton Splendid scenery surrounded us all … Continue reading A few bonuses at Burton Floating Market
We had a second brilliant weekend at the Blisworth Canal Festival last weekend. The people of the village and surrounding areas, who arrive in their throngs, are extremely friendly and jovial. It didn't begin too well when Barry and I took my gazebo to the festival field to erect it on the Friday evening. The … Continue reading Blisworth to Birmingham with The Doggie Boat
At some point during our festive gathering in 2012, Barry and I pulled a couple of swish crackers. Being only a few months before our big move to the UK, it was serendipitous and rather creepy that the gifts inside ours were a wine glass trinket each (you know the ones that you clip on … Continue reading A sunken boat – hopefully not an omen!
I caught up with Barry and the boat in Birmingham last Monday, after an emotional weekend in Brighton saying 'farewell for now' to my beautiful, brave younger daughter. I'll miss her loads, and my mini-breaks to the seaside. It reminds me of the spirit of Gisborne, though the beaches are a complete contrast. Gisborne's are … Continue reading Brilliant Birmingham Greenways map and a journey with bonuses
It's been another full, fun and fascinating week for Barry and I living our 'life less ordinary'. You know the saying '... like ships that pass in the night"? Well that's been us more so than our 'normal' recently - and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Maybe that's one of the crucial … Continue reading Moving boats – and a return journey I never expected to make
There's something magical about the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival that impels us to return each year. Having not booked for 2016 as we'd planned to be on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, we were relieved to sneak in on a late cancellation. After another long journey, this time from Liverpool, we arrived late afternoon on … Continue reading Making the most of Middlewich FAB Festival