Wightwick Manor

Sorry to bore any non-history loving fans but here's another house we recently visited. Again it's near a canal though further south than Little Moreton Hall. Wightwick Manor (pronounced "Wittick") is situated at Tettenhall near Wolverhampton and about half a mile from the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal. The house is in a grand version of … Continue reading Wightwick Manor

A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2

Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2

Barry’s Favourite Images of 2016 Part One

Barry's a little late posting his favourite images this year, due to other commitments. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait - I'm excited to be revisiting the memories all the amazing places we visited in 2016. Over to Barry ... Areandare's 2016 pictorial journey begins  Shugborough Hall looking bleak and leafless! Then onto the … Continue reading Barry’s Favourite Images of 2016 Part One

Barry’s Favourite 50 (which turned into 70!) Images from 2015 – Part 7

Sadly our year's cruising was coming to an end even sooner than we'd planned, as due to a couple of lock and bridge closures we needed to be at Mercia Marina by early November, a month earlier than expected. On the way down from Birmingham the signs of changing season were becoming more obvious with … Continue reading Barry’s Favourite 50 (which turned into 70!) Images from 2015 – Part 7