Late for his own funeral!

It's a bit of joke amongst those who are notoriously poor timekeepers that they'd even be late for their own funeral. Dad was quite a stickler for punctuality, and I take after him. I'd rather be half an hour early than two minutes late - the feelings the stress response and subsequent adrenaline surge bring … Continue reading Late for his own funeral!

Settling in for a winter in Worcester

On Friday last week, Barry moved Areandare swiftly along the fast flowing river Severn without a problem, and by¬†Monday, he'd moored her up safely in¬†Worcester Marina, Lowesmoor Wharf, ready for our three month winter stay. It's nowhere near as picturesque as Tattenhall Marina, where we enjoyed an extended stay last winter, but it is very … Continue reading Settling in for a winter in Worcester

All snug and warm on Areandare – more coal and kindling would help …

We're loving our new look Areandare. The cut out of the dividing wall from the kitchen to the lounge has made a huge difference to the feel of our living area, and transporting meals and drinks is so much easier. What we omitted prior to leaving Oxley Marine, was the opportunity to buy more coal … Continue reading All snug and warm on Areandare – more coal and kindling would help …

A winter in Worcester

After loving our time at Tattenhall Marina last year, from mid-August to 1st March, we'd planned on returning for winter this year. Being so close to my eldest daughter and grandsons was very special. This year however, my elderly parents have shifted up the priority list, so the plan's changed. We've been looking at either … Continue reading A winter in Worcester