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 ended up closing early on Friday and Sunday, which was a shame.

Our boat was featured on Central ITV news on the Thursday evening as a lead into the weather and I appeared on the TV, so am now famous!

Following the market we stayed on for a further 2 days to run a course for a lovely lady who produced some very unusal and individual jewellery.

We were pleased to get back into the basin in relatively good weather on the Wednesday, having had to break the ice on the canal when we did the trip in the previous week,

Now we are looking forward to a Christmas with our two daughters in Lucy’s new house in Stockport. Then we are planning a tour, in the Campervan, round friends and family for the new year and into January.