Having a blogging break …

It won't come as too much of a surprise to hear that blogging has taken a backwards step in our busy lives for the time being. We're not boating until early April - instead we're enjoying three months off, relishing the space-between-'work' to travel, and be with family and friends in the northern and southern … Continue reading Having a blogging break …

Maintaining a healthy balance of boating and land-life

So much has happened since I last blogged. I frequently have an intention to post an update, and then get waylaid ... Consequently I've a strong suspicion the blog could be a casualty as one of the spinning plates that I'll allow to stop spinning temporarily, on and off, over the coming weeks and months. … Continue reading Maintaining a healthy balance of boating and land-life

Showers, sunshine and socialising in Stone

It's certainly been an interesting weekend here in Stone at another of the Roving Canal Traders Association Floating Markets. Arriving on Thursday afternoon, we slotted in between 'Here be Dragons' and 'Reverie', in the middle of a line of ten trading boats. Trading and socialising Barry set up shop on Friday, and there were a … Continue reading Showers, sunshine and socialising in Stone

Satellite Spotting in Stone

Spring is really showing herself at the moment. The trees are all suddenly sprouting their leaves, the blossom has bloomed, the birds are singing merrily, the bees are buzzing and best of all the sun is shining and even becoming quite warm! We'd aimed to travel to Barlaston yesterday afternoon, on our way to Stone, … Continue reading Satellite Spotting in Stone

Meeting many people and trading at Middlewich

Whatever happens this year in relation to Barry's visa, one thing we know without a doubt is how incredibly fortunate we've been to meet so many lovely people - mainly through this blog! The past four days have been enriching in many ways. Not financially, we've had a steady trading weekend, nothing extraordinary. Convivially though … Continue reading Meeting many people and trading at Middlewich