Through Barry’s lens – Kiwi friends on board …

We've so much to blog about it's ridiculous, but things went awry while we were plagued by a distinct lack of internet signal for the wifi whilst in Huddersfield and Standedge (apparently there was a dysfunctional Vodafone mast). It's okay, we'll catch up again. And we've had other priorities to ponder on, as you'll know … Continue reading Through Barry’s lens – Kiwi friends on board …

A mosaic workshop aboard the crafty snail, aka Crafts Afloat

It became a little complex, our visit to Hebden Bridge, without intention. My daughters and I had tried to find a 'free' weekend to get together in Brighton, and when we booked the first weekend of July I had no idea we'd be in Hebden Bridge at the same time and I'd miss the once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading A mosaic workshop aboard the crafty snail, aka Crafts Afloat

Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall – avec Le Tour de Yorkshire!

Blogging once again hasn't been the top of my priority list for a few days as we've had some fabulous friends from New Zealand staying with us. My intention is to get up to date over the coming week - Barry's photos are too good not to publish albeit some time after events! Heptonstall We'd been … Continue reading Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall – avec Le Tour de Yorkshire!

Our journey from Littleborough to Hebden through Barry’s eyes – part Three

The final leg of our journey to Hebden Bridge was on Tuesday 1st July, when we travelled the four and a half miles and ten locks from our overnight mooring at Todmorden. Here's Barry's pictorial view of the pleasures of the passage ... We'd read about Hebden Bridge in the 2007 book by Stuart Maconie 'Pies and … Continue reading Our journey from Littleborough to Hebden through Barry’s eyes – part Three

Heavenly Hebden – well worth the extra effort

We finally arrived at our destination of Hebden Bridge on Tuesday 1st July. What a delightful part of Britain it is.  Our initial impressions were extremely favourable, especially in the light of all the extra effort of the long and tiring days which we now knew were worthwhile. We'd also seen some terrific sights along … Continue reading Heavenly Hebden – well worth the extra effort

It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!

I'm frequently in awe of those prolific bloggers who manage to write, edit and publish a post a day - at the moment even a post a week feels out of reach. Apologies readers, there's so much going on in our lives, that blogging's slipped down the list of priorities. Dad went into a residential … Continue reading It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!