Half way already and loving Lichfield

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 … Continue reading Half way already and loving Lichfield

A cracking time at Crick after a challenging start

Wow! What a wonderful weekend we had at The Crick Boat Show - in spite of a particularly challenging beginning. Our arrival on Friday turned into a bit of a tense and troubled time, as due to what seems like a communication cock-up somewhere, we had no mooring booked on the harbourmaster's list. A case … Continue reading A cracking time at Crick after a challenging start

Being human on the waterways

It's an infinitely fascinating life living on a narrowboat, cruising and trading on the canals as we do. Unfortunately the weather's been attempting to drown us with squally showers and intermittent hail, with a dash of sunshine thrown in to keep our spirits up. I've had to keep my waterproof trousers and coat on, as … Continue reading Being human on the waterways

The BBC, The Book Barge, and The Brew Boat

Once upon a time, a beautiful young woman dreamt of an idyllic life selling books from a boat. Sadly, as is often the case, her dream initially failed to materialise as she'd imagined ... Rather than prematurely throw in the towel though, she decided to seek alternative possibilities to manifest her vision. Sarah Henshaw set … Continue reading The BBC, The Book Barge, and The Brew Boat

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 …