Incredibly it's eleven years to the day that we had a 'farewell for now' party in NZ before heading to UK for our first six-month narrowboating adventure ...
Years ago, when I initially ventured to New Zealand in the British autumn of 2001, I treasured the gift of time to read a number of inspirational books. One of these was 'The Celestine Prophesy'. I recall it talked about how people come into your life for a reason, and each one, if you're open … Continue reading Some strange synchronistic happenings
Not long after buying our first narrowboat, 'Northern Pride', we began blogging. I love to write, and of course Barry had been a professional photographer for 35 years. He re-kindled his previously lost passion, and saw it as a hobby. He returned to feeling like an excited young man, skipping around shooting images of the … Continue reading RIP dear Elaine – yet more reasons to follow your dream
It's taken a while to pluck up the courage, but here we are at last! We've been blogging about our adventures on the canals and rivers of the United Kingdom for five years now, beginning on Blogger in April 2009, after buying our first narrowboat 'Northern Pride'. That year, and during 2010, we were incredibly fortunate … Continue reading The first post – launching The Home Brew Boat’s inaugural trading event