Adventures Aboard AreandAre


Hard to believe but today we’re seven weeks into our fourteen week commitment with Calendar Club at The Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun … Barry and I are working surprisingly well together, sharing time in the shop and ensuring we each have regular time out. We must be doing something right as we’re featured in the latest Bulletin to Store Operators as third… Read More

Yesterday afternoon we picked up the keys for 11, Bakers Lane, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield. How exciting! I had quite a number of retail jobs more years ago than I care to count – probably the longest one was working for Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) in the army camp in Bünde, West Germany in the early 1980s. Barry of course was a self employed photographer for 35 years, and… Read More

The Home Brew Boat at Huddlesford

Amongst the 2,000 miles of interconnected navigable canal and rivers in England and Wales, there remains sections in the process of restoration – some more actively than others. Lichfield, a cathedral city (famous for it’s three spires), is a short distance north east of Sutton Coldfield, where I grew up and raised my two children. Since 1988, the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been actively working on restoring their section… Read More