Free to Cruise After Calendar Club

Choosing to jump off the 'respectability' of the endlessly turning hamster wheel in our fifties, was one of the best decisions Barry and I jointly made. It wasn't an overnight move by any means. But a considerably-thought-out-as-much-as-possible one. We had a number of ideas as to how we'd make money. None of which was in … Continue reading Free to Cruise After Calendar Club

Some snowy scenes from Barry for the northern hemisphere winter solstice

Hurrah! I've managed to secure the snowy scenes Barry shot last week around Lichfield, in between selling calendars. Sadly he wasn't able to get many images of the canals seeing as we're mostly stationary at the moment. Enjoy ... Lichfield Cathedral - as seen during our walk to work on Monday 12th December What a … Continue reading Some snowy scenes from Barry for the northern hemisphere winter solstice

Precariously surviving and thriving in artic conditions

In March 2013, when we first arrived in England 'for the foreseeable future', the country had recently experienced an 'unexpected' heavy fall of snow. We headed as planned to the Lake District and our booked holiday home with my parents, sisters and brothers in law to celebrate mum's 80th birthday. It was spectacularly beautiful. Even … Continue reading Precariously surviving and thriving in artic conditions

A short and slightly scary stay in Handsacre …

Since early October we've been successful in our choice of fourteen day moorings. Until this week ... Actually that's not strictly accurate. The moorings, as always, are Barry's choice. Not mine. So the 'we' is stretching the truth a little. Geography, especially of the UK Inland Waterways, is not one of my strengths. Handsacre appeared … Continue reading A short and slightly scary stay in Handsacre …