The Home Brew Boat’s first and last festivals of 2014

Before our initial six-month narrow boating adventure in April 2009, Barry spent months voraciously reading waterways related blogs. One of the main ones he relished was Andrew Denny's 'Granny Buttons'. We were understandably thrilled to meet him in person on our second venture from NZ to UK, in May 2010, when we fortuitously moored next … Continue reading The Home Brew Boat’s first and last festivals of 2014

More Spring Market news from Captain Ahab

Barry didn't get much of a chance to take photographs at The Spring Market last Saturday. Not that we're complaining, he had a whole heap of folks interested in his boat-full of all things home-brew related. However, he's promised me there will be a selection of his exceptional photos available to post in the near future … Continue reading More Spring Market news from Captain Ahab

One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning

We did it! Our first ever day of trading as 'The Home Brew Boat', and 'Funtastic Facepainting by Sandra'. And it was a wonderful way to begin our new journey at The Spring Market in Digbeth. We hadn't realised until the day before that we were privileged to be one of only two 'hand-picked' narrowboats … Continue reading One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning

Step away from your comfort zone …

A young male in his early twenties recently confided to me how much he yearns to travel to the other side of the world. While he has some sketchy plans for 2015, he's wary of what may happen if he steps too far from his comfort zone. Wow! I had no idea what such a concept even was … Continue reading Step away from your comfort zone …