Life in Brighton and the UK

There's something very special about being in a loving relationship that thrives on a (mostly!) strong partnership ethic.┬áThe intensity of running a Calendar Club store, seven days a week for around three months, really highlights this aspect of our marriage. This week's been a perfect example of sharing the responsibility, and I'm counting my blessings … Continue reading Life in Brighton and the UK

Lincoln Castle, Cathedral, and Concert – part one

Barry's been akin to a kid in a candy store recently. You know that Christmas Day feeling of wonderment, when you open the gift you've been longing for? As a professional photographer for over 35 years, he'd aim to be at the top of his game, purchasing the best equipment he could afford. Photography is … Continue reading Lincoln Castle, Cathedral, and Concert – part one

Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause

I (mostly) love our life. The infinite variety, frequent uncertainty, and adventurousness we experience. Occasionally it becomes overwhelming. Especially the recent 14 weeks non-stop working portion! I'm confident 2018 promises to bring many gifts our way; I'm also anticipating a few challenges. Mum will be a cause for concern as her Alzheimer's continues to take … Continue reading Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause

Chilling out at Merry Hill …

Following my last post 'What's wrong with Walsall', as we wondered why other boats weren't apparent in the area, Barry discovered more challenges when he left the basin that could explain it. Though the sparse amount of water was clear and clean looking, the level of rubbish on the bottom of the canal was extensive … Continue reading Chilling out at Merry Hill …