Day 52. That means it's over seven weeks since Barry and I locked-down aboard Areandare. The ‘30 days to change a habit’ scenario may be taking effect.
Day 44 – Mayday Reflections
It's been a whole calendar month since the UK went into lockdown now. Some things are starting to change. A good time to reflect on joys and sorrows ...
Feeling a little over exposed on Areandare
Apologies to readers who erroneously thought they'd find a blog post all about Saltaire yesterday! I'm away at mum's till tomorrow, without my laptop charger, so drafted the post yesterday morning before my battery died. I asked Barry to work his magic on it before I return tomorrow, and he accidentally pressed 'publish' rather than … Continue reading Feeling a little over exposed on Areandare
Some strange synchronistic happenings
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
Half way already and loving Lichfield
Hard to believe but today we're seven weeks into our fourteen week commitment with Calendar Club at The Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield. Time sure does fly when you're having fun ... Barry and I are working surprisingly well together, sharing time in the shop and ensuring we each have regular time out. We … Continue reading Half way already and loving Lichfield
Exposing ourselves online and meeting people in Penkridge
Whether you love, despise, or feel indifferent about it, the Internet has become one of the most astounding methods of networking and communication ever invented. That's my humble opinion anyway - though I suspect I'm becoming a bit of a technology nerd (no need to rush to prepare your comment/debate below on that statement ...). … Continue reading Exposing ourselves online and meeting people in Penkridge
Huddlesford Heritage Gathering and Barry’s 20 Questions in Canal Boat
Amongst the 2,000 miles of interconnected navigable canal and rivers in England and Wales, there remains sections in the process of restoration - some more actively than others. Lichfield, a cathedral city (famous for it's three spires), is a short distance north east of Sutton Coldfield, where I grew up and raised my two children. … Continue reading Huddlesford Heritage Gathering and Barry’s 20 Questions in Canal Boat
Appearing on the cover of Waterways World …
Many readers will be aware before Barry was a master home brewer, he'd been a professional photographer. In fact 35 years of his working life was spent photographing weddings, family portraits, the majority of the schools on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, and a plethora of commercial contracts. He sold … Continue reading Appearing on the cover of Waterways World …
A cracking time at Crick after a challenging start
Wow! What a wonderful weekend we had at The Crick Boat Show - in spite of a particularly challenging beginning. Our arrival on Friday turned into a bit of a tense and troubled time, as due to what seems like a communication cock-up somewhere, we had no mooring booked on the harbourmaster's list. A case … Continue reading A cracking time at Crick after a challenging start
Six weeks grace – seeing a bit of boating business!
Things are beginning to calm down a little here in Worcestershire, so much so I even managed to squeeze four days and nights back with Barry from Friday to Tuesday for a taste of 'normality'. We ventured into town one evening for a Thai meal at a restaurant mum, dad and I often frequented on … Continue reading Six weeks grace – seeing a bit of boating business!