... when I'm 64. I was reminded of the lines of that famous Beatles song as I wrote Barry's card a few weeks ago. It used to sound so old. 64. Now it somehow doesn't. However ... We're acutely aware of the inevitability of our gradual decline into our 'later' years. We've both had teeth … Continue reading Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me …
"There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, and they all lived together in a little crooked house." Seems very apt for this house! Little Moreton Hall also known as Old Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered … Continue reading Little Moreton Hall
There's been rather a resurgence of interest around all aspects of the Inland Waterways of UK in recent few years. Including an abundance of TV programs featuring well-known celebrities - Great Canal Journeys, Slow TV, Barging Around Britain, and Celebrity Five Go Barging to name a few. Maybe such exposure will help preserve this historical … Continue reading Ten Things I Love About Living On A Narrowboat
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
We had a wonderful weekend at Calf Heath, socialising with Helen and Andy, going to the Historic Narrowboat Club's auction of memorabilia and assorted items (Andy was very happy to come away with the two lots he'd been wanting), and watching the Six Nations Rugby final at a delightful pub called The Woolpack in Weston. … Continue reading Kinver Rock Houses – seeing inside at last!