How redundancy can lead to your next dream

A few months ago our little world changed. Jon had worked throughout the whole initial Covid lockdown, but when things started to level off and people began going back to work with business’s trying to get back to normal, we had a little shock. One day sometime back in June, Jon had gone to work…

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Thursday Doors – The Church of St Mary The Virgin

As you walk around this world, gazing toward stunning and sometimes unusual buildings, are your eyes drawn to doors?  Personally mine are, admiring their various shapes, colours and designs, but I mainly think about the people who have wandered through them in the past.  There are many types of doors.  Do they make you inquisitive enough to…

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From Snowy Slopes to Lockdown Blues

I don’t need to tell anyone that it’s a really really weird time at the moment right?  For everyone, the whole world!  Bizarre! I for one am quite happy to have said goodbye to the month of March and, like many wonder when this will all be over. In February we’d obviously heard and were talking about…

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The Long Haul To Sun Peaks And A Book Dilemma

Our annual snowboarding trip had arrived and after looking initially for a week in Europe, then comparing prices to our favourite destination, Canada, we found that for a little more, we could have 10 days, two for one lift passes, which is worth around £400, and snowboarding in one of the best destinations in the…

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Exploring Kirroughtree Forest

Back in November 2019, we decided to take Polly, our camper van and do some touring of Scotland, initially around the Dumfries area, then we’d see where Polly would take us.  We were also on the hunt for, not only some great walking, but some good mountain biking trails. Our first Brit Stop seemed to be…

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Walking The Lizard – Church Cove to Cadgwith

  If you’ve ever visited Cornwall, UK you may know that ‘The Lizard’ is the name of the peninsula in southern Cornwall, UK, with Lizard Point being near the most southernly point of the British mainland.  Whilst down there over Easter, we did some beautiful walking Jon and I, along with Jon’s mum, dad and…

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How Arriving In Fernie Became An Education – La Niña Who?

  Ever heard of a Polar Vortex, El Niño or La Niña?  They’re words I’ve heard of, but until now, not really known the meaning of. As we landed in Canada on our snowboarding holiday, we expected more snow.  We came here last year and the snow was incredible, it was the powdery snow skiers and snowboarders…

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No Excuses – Lets Just Do It!

  I learnt how to snowboard in my early forties.  One of the main reasons for me was because both my sons were learning to snowboard at that time and they were naturals, making it look so easy.  They took to it like a duck to water and as I watched them from the viewing…

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 4 – Enjoying Naburn and On To York

Here’s Part 4 of our ‘Slow Meander to York’.    Naburn Lock to York We enjoyed a great cruise from Rotherham to York. If you’d like to catch up with our big canal journey then below is; Part 1 – A Bumpy Start Part 2 – A Challenge On The Selby Canal Part 3 – Tackling Our Tidal Fear…

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 3 – Tackling Our Tidal Fear

  Here’s Part 3 of our ‘Slow Meander to York’.   Selby Lock to Naburn Lock If you’ve read parts 1 & 2 of our cruise to York, I would firstly like to thank you for persevering, reading my ramblings and secondly, you may have realised we were not looking forward to The River Ouse part, because we’re […]

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 1 – A Bumpy Start

Since selling up and moving onto our boat October 2017, it seemed to take quite a while to get ourselves settled in, which meant it took quite a while before going out  for a cruise, although we did have our first Winter on the boat, survived, loved it and were toasty warm.  Jon was also…

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A Day Of Contrasts

I awoke this morning really early, to the sound of very noisy birds, singing & twittering to their hearts content, not caring at all that there are people trying to sleep on this boat. I was quite excited because today I was travelling to London.  

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A Good Excuse to go back to Canada!

Going to Whistler last year, was supposed to be a one off ‘special’ snowboarding trip for us and although we had a great time, we certainly didn’t think we’d be going again soon as it was a little on the expensive side, but of course it was fabulous and it left us feeling that we’d…

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#Throwback Thursday – A cheeky little canal cruise to Sprotbrough – And relax…

I wrote this post last May, before we’d sold the house and moved onto the boat.  We are so looking forward to cruising soon as work commitments and other practicalities have delayed us, but in the mean time it was nice to have a look back at one of our favourite trips.  It was also…

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9 Reasons to visit Schladming

It was our first time to Schladming so we didn’t know what to expect, but after a long and (click if you’d like to read about our) eventful journey, we thankfully arrived in this beautiful, snowy, Austrian town. Generally though, if you are visiting a town which tends to be lucky enough to have amazing…

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