We gain immense pleasure from having friends and family on board NB Areandare, so when we heard that the son of NZ friends was spending most of 2015 in England, we were keen to get Josh on board. Fortunately he found a space in his summer schedule to come and stay – and we’re on … Continue reading Frivolity and fascinating history from Grafton Regis and Stoke Bruene
We’d heard tales of the fabulousness of Blisworth Canal Festival via Helen and Andy, aka ‘Wild Side’, who’d regaled us with tales of their annual experiences over their past few trading years. Sadly we weren’t able to make it in 2014. The logistics of travelling from Hebden Bridge, where we were for the Tour De France … Continue reading 10 of our best bits from Blisworth Canal Festival 2015
That's a very good question! How much data do you need to run three businesses while travelling the Inland Waterways? We began in April 2013 with a contract (on a new sim for my iPhone I'd bought in NZ) which included unlimited data through the mobile provider 'Three'. We'd been (un)reliably informed by the lovely … Continue reading How much data do you need?
There are many joys of living the 'water gypsy' life on Britain's Inland Waterways network. One of them is visiting places you'd never normally consider. They're off the route you use to go to work, or visit family and friends. And you know little about them apart from their name. Voyaging on a narrowboat, we … Continue reading Loving Leamington Spa and Long Itchington
Before I begin this potentially controversial post, I want to apologise to a couple of lovely people. Simon and Jane - thank you SO much for arranging to come and help Barry a few months ago and for picking me up from Penkridge station and depositing me back aboard NB Areandare. We hope to see you … Continue reading Why I’m happy to be called a ‘Water Gypsy’