Years ago, when I initially ventured to New Zealand in the British autumn of 2001, I treasured the gift of time to read a number of inspirational books. One of these was 'The Celestine Prophesy'. I recall it talked about how people come into your life for a reason, and each one, if you're open … Continue reading Some strange synchronistic happenings
Did you notice how nonchalantly I slipped in we'd be travelling all the way to Goole in the previous post? And that originally I'd mentioned visiting Sheffield in the same sentence as Lincoln - before Goole? No? Unsurprisingly Barry did! Geography has never been a strength of mine. Especially of the Inland Waterways. Being off … Continue reading Further thought and research required regarding Goole!
It's been a while since we've welcomed friends on board for an overnight stay - AND cruised the cut with them. Tim's no stranger to our boating adventures, having kept Barry company a few weeks ago from Alrewas to Whittington. He also accompanied him in 2009 when I was off galavanting to Barcelona for a … Continue reading Willington to Shardlow with unexpected ice-breaking snowy boating
I (mostly) love our life. The infinite variety, frequent uncertainty, and adventurousness we experience. Occasionally it becomes overwhelming. Especially the recent 14 weeks non-stop working portion! I'm confident 2018 promises to bring many gifts our way; I'm also anticipating a few challenges. Mum will be a cause for concern as her Alzheimer's continues to take … Continue reading Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause
It's difficult to adequately describe the sense of freedom and relief Barry and I have felt for the past three days. You'll have gathered that the truck finally arrived two and a half hours late to collect the eight loaded pallets that had been our Calendar Club shop. It took over an hour to complete … Continue reading Recuperating, farewells, flooring and retreating!
The day I've been excitedly anticipating whilst simultaneously dreading is almost over. The Lichfield Calendar Club shop is all packed onto pallets waiting for the truck to arrive and take them away on their journey down to HQ in Exeter. What a mammoth task! Thankfully we had three amazing helpers - Tony, Jules and Pete. … Continue reading Packed up and waiting …
It's finally arrived. Our penultimate day trading here at The Three Spires Shopping Centre. We've had a busier week than expected since New Year's Day which is a brilliant bonus. Barry had a day off on Thursday to move us to Branston, so we're now heading in the direction we'll be mindfully meandering during the … Continue reading Last day for Lichfield Calendar Club till October