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

Tackling the Tidal Trent with a fresh First Mate

The vagaries of the British weather continue to cause complications for many. Minor ones only for us. Easily overcome and worked around. A few weeks ago I'd hired a car from Enterprise Sheffield in advance. One of the not-insurmountable challenges of living on a narrowboat and continuously cruising, is taking a car with you is … Continue reading Tackling the Tidal Trent with a fresh First Mate

Through Barry’s extraordinary eyes – from Stone to Birmingham

These photos are way overdue to be published! Barry's been so caught up with The Home Brew Boat that I have to keep nagging (me, nag?!) him to give me some of his fabulous photos! It's always worthwhile though, and these are no exception. I've divided them into two posts for your delectation and delight … Continue reading Through Barry’s extraordinary eyes – from Stone to Birmingham

Transposing online contacts into real life people

The past week has seen the stars align in our favour when it comes to meeting three lots of beautiful people we've only previously had online contact with in the past few years. I know there's a lot of chatter on social media about how much it can take over our lives, and remove the … Continue reading Transposing online contacts into real life people