This is a rare post by Barry ... Once I'd finally given up hope that I was going to make it to France with Sandra, Kerry and Tony it was time to consider other options. One of them was to attend the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival as we were in the area. However the … Continue reading Barry and Dickie let loose!
"So what else happens in Middlewich during the year?" I asked a customer last weekend. "Not a lot", was the amused response. I'm not sure I believe them. The town has always had a friendly and welcoming feel, whenever we've visited. This was our fourth Folk and Boat (that's where the FAB comes from in … Continue reading Our FABest FABfest so far
There's something magical about the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival that impels us to return each year. Having not booked for 2016 as we'd planned to be on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, we were relieved to sneak in on a late cancellation. After another long journey, this time from Liverpool, we arrived late afternoon on … Continue reading Making the most of Middlewich FAB Festival
I'm frequently in awe of those prolific bloggers who manage to write, edit and publish a post a day - at the moment even a post a week feels out of reach. Apologies readers, there's so much going on in our lives, that blogging's slipped down the list of priorities. Dad went into a residential … Continue reading It’s all go on board Areandare – a huge catch-up!
After almost five weeks of constant care and comfort, dad seems to have made a good recovery from his strokes. Despite that, he's still the magnificent age of 94, and is frequently confused and befuddled. He continues to be a falls risk too, and it's unlikely he'll improve significantly more than he has. They have … Continue reading A few delights from Stoke-on-Trent
I realised yesterday it's been four weeks since I was on board a mobile Areandare - apart from the short journey down the lock at Gailey last week. Life's certainly a little out of the ordinary at the moment! I finally completed the financial assessment forms for my parents, and got them sent away last … Continue reading A week of contrasts