Blisworth to Birmingham with The Doggie Boat

We had a second brilliant weekend at the Blisworth Canal Festival last weekend. The people of the village and surrounding areas, who arrive in their throngs, are extremely friendly and jovial. It didn't begin too well when Barry and I took my gazebo to the festival field to erect it on the Friday evening. The … Continue reading Blisworth to Birmingham with The Doggie Boat

RIP dear Elaine – yet more reasons to follow your dream

Not long after buying our first narrowboat, 'Northern Pride', we began blogging. I love to write, and of course Barry had been a professional photographer for 35 years. He re-kindled his previously lost passion, and saw it as a hobby. He returned to feeling like an excited young man, skipping around shooting images of the … Continue reading RIP dear Elaine – yet more reasons to follow your dream

Busyness on land and water – heading to Blisworth for the weekend

What a fun experience facepainting (mostly) adults at an evening wedding reception in Leamington Spa on 30th July. I'm so thankful I took the plunge to build 'Funtastic Facepainting by Sandra', an artistic talent I hadn't realised I was capable of. Barry came along as my line-manager and supporter, and of course helper to carry … Continue reading Busyness on land and water – heading to Blisworth for the weekend