A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river

The main narrowboating portion of Ray's experience with us, came between our time in London, and a week of travelling up and down the UK (quite literally! But that's the next post ...). As always, Barry had planned a plethora of adventures to tittle Ray's taste buds for England and all it offers. There were … Continue reading A succession of summer visitors part 4b trains, rock houses and a river

The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015

Our return visit to trade at St Richard's Festival in Droitwich was a great success despite the unseasonal weather. I even got the bag of winter clothes back out from under the bed to put my long sleeved thermal top on or I'd have been an extremely cold face painter decorating 'Frozen' children! The dismal days … Continue reading The Delights of Droitwich and Exciting News about Crick 2015

Latest update and a pictorial journey from Stourport to Worcester

Unbelievably we're over half way through our three-month winter mooring here in Worcester. Where did the time go? Silly question really, it's gone so swiftly while I've shared my time between being on the boat with Barry, being with mum to help her to transition from being a full-time carer to an elderly woman living … Continue reading Latest update and a pictorial journey from Stourport to Worcester

Unblocking the hospital bed at last

Finally four weeks after dad was admitted to hospital following a nasty fall at home, he'll be moving from the hospital bed he hasn't 'needed' for at least the past two weeks (he was actually 'officially' MFFD (medically fit for discharge) three weeks ago on Monday), to what looks like a lovely Nursing Home a … Continue reading Unblocking the hospital bed at last

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

Overstaying in Stourport

We've enjoyed one of our longest moorings in Stourport for the past week - having been forced to overstay the 'allowed' time. I guess this is something that happens frequently during the autumn and winter months due to the weather. It's not been a problem for us, we really like the town. Last Friday was … Continue reading Overstaying in Stourport