Timely extra special evidence from C&RT and ‘YOURS’ for Barry’s visa application

It doesn't take a genius to recognise our living and working circumstances are a little outside the 'norm'. As 'Continuous Cruisers', living aboard a 60 foot long, six-foot ten inches wide narrowboat, we're not terribly conducive to ticking boxes exercises. Both being self-employed, running three quite different businesses, only adds to the complexity for those in authority comparing … Continue reading Timely extra special evidence from C&RT and ‘YOURS’ for Barry’s visa application

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Floating Market Fun in Fazeley Followed by a Photo Shoot

I'm loving gathering information for our weekly 'Trading Tales' feature - we'll publish a new one every Friday at 12 midday, as long as I'm given stories to share. You won't be surprised to hear the inaugural post by fun-loving Heidi and The Pirate Boat  was rather popular! With the season now in full swing, last weekend … Continue reading Floating Market Fun in Fazeley Followed by a Photo Shoot

Trading Tales – The Pirate Boat

It's an exciting time to be running a business on a boat. Like us, an increasing number of people are finding ways of daring to live differently; downsizing, decluttering and moving onto the waterways with the aim of making a living whilst cruising the cut. As promised in a recent post, following a request from Canal … Continue reading Trading Tales – The Pirate Boat

St Richard’s Festival Droitwich – our third time trading

Festival season for narrowboat traders is finally getting in full swing - starting this weekend. While many of our colleagues are at Norbury Canal Festival, we're happily back in Droitwich for the third year in a row. In previous years we've been thrilled to moor up comfortably close to Helen and Andy and their 'Wild … Continue reading St Richard’s Festival Droitwich – our third time trading

Being human on the waterways

It's an infinitely fascinating life living on a narrowboat, cruising and trading on the canals as we do. Unfortunately the weather's been attempting to drown us with squally showers and intermittent hail, with a dash of sunshine thrown in to keep our spirits up. I've had to keep my waterproof trousers and coat on, as … Continue reading Being human on the waterways