Will We Be Remaining in – Barry’s Visa update

"What the world needs now, is love, sweet love" The recent referendum has been, and looks like continuing to be, an interesting time here in UK. Barry and I are registered as voters, and as I was with mum last week, I was able to put my mark in the ballot box - admittedly with … Continue reading Will We Be Remaining in – Barry’s Visa update

Much loveliness in Liverpool and a temporary new crew member

What an interesting weekend we had in Liverpool. As a Trade Boat, we're frequently frustrated by time constraints which curtail the amount of exploring we can do. Barry previously visited Liverpool way back in 1976, staying with family of a girlfriend (Shirley) on his six-month soiree to England. The only other time I've passed through (literally), … Continue reading Much loveliness in Liverpool and a temporary new crew member

Trading Tales – The Borders Cheese Carrying Company Boat

Our fifth Trading Tale follows on from The Pirate Boat, The Art Boat, The Glass Barge, and The Doggie Boat. There's an incredible mix of fun and fascinating people finding alternative ways of living on the Inland Waterways. Introducing Sue and Ade What’s the name of your boat, and what business do you run from it? Our … Continue reading Trading Tales – The Borders Cheese Carrying Company Boat

Grandchildren gorgeousness, festival fun, and meeting The Modern Maori Quartet in Brighton

Last Monday, 31st May, I abandoned Barry (again!) in Manchester to continue his solo journey up to Eldonian Village, a short distance from Liverpool.  This may evoke in you a tinge of sympathy on his behalf. Or maybe a slight feeling of envy that he's boating alone and happy as a pig in the proverbial? … Continue reading Grandchildren gorgeousness, festival fun, and meeting The Modern Maori Quartet in Brighton