Due to the non-delivery of our planned Sainsbury’s grocery order on Saturday, we’ve ended up cruising to and from Nantwich three times in a week.
Day 73 – Step Up Sainsbury’s!
We’d been so thankful for finally getting a slot for a Sainsbury’s delivery. All through the lockdown, we’ve walked from the embankment at Nantwich ...
Day 59 – One Day At A Time
I'd love to write today that I'm feeling fine. Unfortunately not. I slept deeply last night, apart from a few loo visits (that's perfectly normal), but didn't wake up this morning until 10 am. Unheard of for me. I'm usually waiting for Barry to wake up then give up and get up around 8 am. … Continue reading Day 59 – One Day At A Time
Day 57 – A Life-Changing Event Two Years Ago
Two years ago, Barry and I arrived at Tarleton for our booked passage on the Ribble Link. We'd just left the boat around 8.30 pm when my mobile phone rang.
Day 54 – DIY Contradictory Un-Leadership
We didn't waste our time listening to 'the announcement' last night from the Prime Minister. I've heard from many sources it was as vague as ever ...
Day 53 – A Complete Contrast
Talk about a complete change! Yesterday was sunny & hot, around 23 degrees and sunny. We sat outside most of the day, chilling. Today we literally chilled!
Day 51 – VE Day Activities Foraging and Local Wildlife
Seventy-five years ago World War II ended. I must admit I don't know that much about history, Barry's more into that than me.
Day 50 – Averting A Canal Cowtastrophy
Last night it was more apparent than ever that we don't need a TV when we’ve got entertainment galore on the cut! Two cows fell into the canal ...
Day 49 – More Essential Journeying
With two people aboard Areandare working online, Barry has to negotiate essential journeys around our scheduled calls. Today we had to get up early ...
Day 41 – A Personal Plea For Economic Localisation
The global lockdown has surely provided time to reflect and consider what ways we're individually contributing to the downward destruction of humanity ...
Day 39 – Kindred Spirits and Generosity
It's almost six weeks since we started to isolate due to COVID-19. Although it's a worrying time, we're mostly doing okay in our bubble its surroundings ...
Day 32 – Missing Essential Coffee Supplies
My daily fix of caffeine keeps me chirpy. I love ethically sourced PACT coffee. I just need to find a sustainable way to get supplies during lockdown ...
Day 28 – Not Such An Optimistic Day
Today hasn't been such a good one, my optimism meter is running low. For a variety of reasons, all I suspect tied up with the lockdown in some way ...
Day 27 – The Battle of the Butterfly and Bilge
There are lots of interesting activities happening onboard and off Areandare during the COVID-19 lockdown. Most of it nourishing. Occasionally scary!
Day 24 – A Birthday With Bollinger in Our Bubble
It's been a sublime, sunny Saturday, celebrating a birthday in our bubble, and drinking Bollinger celebrating belatedly another birth-day ...
Day 20 – Moons Mountains and a Mysterious Mask
Early in 2020, people pondered what possibilities the new decade would bring. We know the beginning, not the middle. Will we contribute to the end?
Day 19 – Good Neighbours Stories
I've been incredibly inspired today reading about how the world is coming together, in spite of the past years' political climate ...
Day 18 – A Sublime Sunny Sunday
It's been a sublime sunny Sunday on and off Areandare. Appreciating the simple, free things that surround us each day. Reflecting on where we are and why ...
Day Twelve – Essential Services Without Movement
Today we were very lucky to have the Fuel Boat Halsall on this route to provide us with many of our essential services - our heroes once again. Thank you so much Lee and Roberta for emptying our loo, filling our diesel, and providing us with coal for the fire. We kept our distances, and … Continue reading Day Twelve – Essential Services Without Movement
Day Nine – We’re All In This Together
Walking into Nantwich today to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, I noticed a real sense of "we're all in this together". Keep safe everyone ...