We attended the floating market in Birmingham this year. It was a four day market from 5th to 8th December with a mixture of weather, but all of it cold! We benefited because we have people on the boat to view and buy, but other traders had to try and keep their goods dry and…

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 What a year this has been as far as the weather is concerned! Some weekends have been too hot to bare and others have been wet and windy, but very few have been just right. All the festivals and markets that we have attended on the canals have been good and it has been nice…

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Yet again I have been remiss in posting on this blog!!! My excuse is that we had a busy, and successful,  year and then, when we returned to the basin we started preparing for the Winchester Christmas Market. The Market went very well and several previous customers, friends and aquaintances came along to say hello!…

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We have been spending time at the Basin where Andrew is organising new electrical hookups around the basin, so that all the moored boats have access to mains electric, which has not been the case up to now. This has taken up a lot of time, so we have not been able to do as…

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Well! The sun is shinning at last and we are looking forward to the start of our cruising season. In a couple of weeks we will be off in The Glass Barge to Droitwich for the St Richards Festival over the first May bank holiday. Let’s hope the good weather is really here to stay.…

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Many apologies for the lack of blogs in 2017. We had a disturbed year from a personal and health point of view, but managed to attend all the planned events and festivals, although we did not get as far south as we had originally intended. Those of you that are on Facebook would have keep…

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We are on the move for the year, but only in Enchanted Moon! This trip is down to Calcutt for painting the outside of the boat. So we are looking at 4 weeks of hard labour!! Once finished we will be hot footing it back, by road, to Hawn Basin to take The Glas Barge…

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Our summer season is gradually drawing to a close and we are heading back to Birmingham for a Floating Market on 23rd to 25th September. Hopefully the weather will be nice to us that weekend and bring lots of people onto the canal. Today we are in Braunston and have been trading yesterday and today.…

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Since leaving the market at Paddington we have been making our way slowly back up the Grand Union Canal. We have stopped to trade on the way at Rickmansworth, Apsley, Berkhamsted, Marsworth, Linslade, Milton Keynes, Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth. We have had all sorts of weather, from scortching hot to torrential rain and high winds,…

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We are out again cruising and selling on the canals, but this time the weather has been glorious sunshine, so far, although, at this very moment, we are having  a summer downpour! We traded in Birmingham last weekend and are now on the Grand Union at Long Itchington, outside The Two Boats pub (actually we personally are inside keeping dry and having…

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