Showers, sunshine and socialising in Stone

It's certainly been an interesting weekend here in Stone at another of the Roving Canal Traders Association Floating Markets. Arriving on Thursday afternoon, we slotted in between 'Here be Dragons' and 'Reverie', in the middle of a line of ten trading boats. Trading and socialising Barry set up shop on Friday, and there were a … Continue reading Showers, sunshine and socialising in Stone

Meeting many people and trading at Middlewich

Whatever happens this year in relation to Barry's visa, one thing we know without a doubt is how incredibly fortunate we've been to meet so many lovely people - mainly through this blog! The past four days have been enriching in many ways. Not financially, we've had a steady trading weekend, nothing extraordinary. Convivially though … Continue reading Meeting many people and trading at Middlewich

Our first boating festival of 2015 – Middlewich

It's been an interesting journey up to Middlewich, dozens of locks in succession (I believe it's called Heartbreak Hill, which is understandable!), coupled with some rather challenging weather including gale force winds, driving rain, sleet and hail storms. Barry and I have kept the cold at bay kitted out in waterproofs, hats, gloves and sturdy … Continue reading Our first boating festival of 2015 – Middlewich