Rogue tradesmen, a small stroke, but calmer waters before the weekend

It's been a busy few days on and off Areandare since our last blog post. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes on Facebook, they do mean a lot. The sight greeting me at mum and dad's house on Tuesday evening, were a couple of very old people struggling to cope. That afternoon, Mum had … Continue reading Rogue tradesmen, a small stroke, but calmer waters before the weekend

Some selected images from the lower Shropshire Union

One of the reasons we changed to WordPress from Blogspot, was to source an improved showcase for Barry's images. However, regular readers will know we often wait a wee while to see these.  It takes a modicum of patience, and anticipation, of him finding the right time to download his camera's SD card onto his computer, … Continue reading Some selected images from the lower Shropshire Union

One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning

We did it! Our first ever day of trading as 'The Home Brew Boat', and 'Funtastic Facepainting by Sandra'. And it was a wonderful way to begin our new journey at The Spring Market in Digbeth. We hadn't realised until the day before that we were privileged to be one of only two 'hand-picked' narrowboats … Continue reading One of only two ‘hand-picked’ boats – what a magnificent beginning