Three Fabulous Festivals of 2018

The Home Brew Boat first began trading at canal-related festivals in Droitwich April 2014. Over the following three years the cruising plan was primarily based around planned events from April through to October. This year we decided to make considerable changes. We felt our floating lives were becoming 'same old', and we were at risk … Continue reading Three Fabulous Festivals of 2018

Christmas craziness with three weeks to go

One of my favourite sayings is the serenity 'prayer'. You know the one that says "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change and courage to change those I can."? Last week's weather was one of those events over which we have no control. At this time of year it was … Continue reading Christmas craziness with three weeks to go

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

Delighted to return to Droitwich

One of our first events as Floating Traders, was St Richard's Festival in Droitwich in 2014. Our dear friends Helen and Andy, from Wild Side, had already been trading there for a couple of years, so it was very special to moor up snugly next to them for the first time. This year will also be … Continue reading Delighted to return to Droitwich

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 …

Moving boats – and a return journey I never expected to make

It's been another full, fun and fascinating week for Barry and I living our 'life less ordinary'. You know the saying '... like ships that pass in the night"? Well that's been us more so than our 'normal' recently - and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Maybe that's one of the crucial … Continue reading Moving boats – and a return journey I never expected to make

Trading Tales – The Jam Boat

This week's Trading Tale features a couple who've been greatly missed on the cut so far this year. Sometimes life throws us a curved ball and we take time to readjust and refocus. We're hoping to see them at the three events they currently have scheduled in September ... Introducing Helen and Andy What’s the … Continue reading Trading Tales – The Jam Boat