This year is very different for us in more ways than just the COVID19 problems, as if that wasn’t enough! After 2 years of negotiations we have purchased a plot of land, with canal frontage, on which we intend to build a house. We had always thought that this would be the ideal situation and…

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We have had more time this year, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, for experimentation and needed something to keep ourselves occupied while not able to be out on the canals selling. I had always wanted to try using glass powders to make pictures, so have used some of my time to perfect techniques. This was…

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Well! This lockdown has forced everyone into trying things that they haven’t done before! For us, last weekend it was a VIRTUAL market, which we had never tried before and did not know how to do. The market was organised by The Roving Canal Traders Association, who helped all the traders with advice and hand…

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2020 is turning into a very different year. We had started planning our cruising season and booked the first floating market and festivals for the year…. and then they were all cancelled! So we are staying in our home basin until things improve. But as a result we will not be about in our boat…

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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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