Last day for Lichfield Calendar Club till October

It's finally arrived. Our penultimate day trading here at The Three Spires Shopping Centre. We've had a busier week than expected since New Year's Day which is a brilliant bonus. Barry had a day off on Thursday to move us to Branston, so we're now heading in the direction we'll be mindfully meandering during the … Continue reading Last day for Lichfield Calendar Club till October

A crazy Christmas with RCTA and Calendar Club

The Roving Canal Traders Association Floating Christmas Market finished on Sunday, after nine days of trading. I suspect that's a record that will be hard to beat! Jenny and I made it to The Mailbox in time for the Radio WM breakfast show (you can listen in to the show by clicking this link, Jenny … Continue reading A crazy Christmas with RCTA and Calendar Club

Surrounded by Christmas Shopping

Barry and I haven't engaged with Christmas shopping for some years now, unsurprisingly it doesn't feature on our 'essential spending' list! Years ago, when my children were growing up and we were surrounded by close family, I found aspects of the festive season enjoyable. However, we're keenly aware there's no escaping┬áthe craziness of Christmas here … Continue reading Surrounded by Christmas Shopping

Off season sustainability and commuting conundrums

After a couple of weeks in central Birmingham, we're now moored in Tipton once again. It's a short walk to the train station here, and much quieter than the big city! You won't be surprised to know that living and working on a narrowboat never featured in my long-term 'life' plans until the British summer … Continue reading Off season sustainability and commuting conundrums

A time of interesting journeys

It's been a while since I've written - apologies for my/our absence on the blog. To be perfectly honest, I've been avoiding writing a post - things went a little awry recently, and it's taken me a couple of weeks to work through the fog and begin to see things clearly again ... Life consistently … Continue reading A time of interesting journeys

A Terrific Trading Time in Tipton

Last weekend was the Tipton Canal and Community Festival. We previously traded at this event in 2014, as The Home Brew Boat, on the Sunday only. This time we both traded - and what a magnificent weekend we had. All the people I met were incredibly friendly and appreciative. I had the most photos of … Continue reading A Terrific Trading Time in Tipton