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Trip to IJL

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Trip to the Jewellery Trade Show in London Olympia.

I got the glad rags out yesterday and caught the train in to London. That involved a cycle ride down a wet towpath and a quick change from chrysalis to butterfly in the station Ladies toilet!

It’s a bit of a shock to be amongst the hustle and bustle of London after the quiet of boat life!

This is a small selection of the new stock to make more lovely pieces for Christmas. I also have some new pendants and silver beads. The money never goes far when I look at the small collection of bags in my carrier bag!

See you all soon!

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Newbury Floating Market

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The Herb Boat

What a wonderful bank holiday weekend trading in Newbury! Lots of people and sunshine made a busy three days. I met other traders, made new friends and had fun chatting to all my lovely customers.

I sold a lot of pieces, so I’ll need to work hard now for Christmas and moor up somewhere quiet. Continue reading Newbury Floating Market

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Bradford on Avon Floating Market

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What a fantastic event. There were lots of boats selling anything from ice cream to handmade copper and brass sculptures. A real festival atmosphere was created by everyone, helped with a buskers tent, a bubble fairy blowing giant bubbles, face painting and hula hoop lessons!

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We have now turned back on ourselves and are making our way back to Newbury for their floating market over the bank holiday weekend.

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The Kennet and Avon….

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Beautiful skies and countryside. We’re making our way down the Kennet and Avon.

Last weekend I was open in Kintbury in the very high temperatures. It’s always a pleasure to talk to so many different people.

Now I have a couple of busy weekends in my home town so I won’t be open. You can always contact me by email or buy from my site.

Our next weekend trading will be the 8th and 9th of July. Probably in Great Bedwyn instead of Hungerford as mooring times were too restricted there.

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The Sun is Out.

We’ve started the spring with the most lovely sunny days and in many areas very warm too.

If you fancy a treat there are some necklaces on Sale from my site. This is one example below

Kyanite, Apatite and Freshwater Pearl Lariat Loop Necklace
A 24″ necklace with a 2″ loop end instead of a clasp, making the length adjustable, using blue and bright green gemstones.

I shall be open this Easter weekend if the weather behaves itself. So join the walkers and cyclists along the towpath by Hackney Marshes and see if you can grab a bargain from my boat shop.

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Next Trading Place..

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1st and 2nd AprilĀ Saturday and Sunday we will be trading on the moorings at ‘Here East’, Hackney Wick. On the Lee towards the Olympic Park. 10ish to 5ish. There are lots of goodies on display to choose from, I look forward to seeing you.

We took a little cycle ride today to check for moorings to move to and found a trade mooring spare. Unfortunately we also had to sample the lovely home brewed beers at The Crate Brewery. A little treat for you too after visiting us.

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Our Next Trading Place…Update

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We are at the London end of The Lee Navigation once again.

Change of place…..We can next be found trading for Mothers Day weekend 25th and 26th March at Walthamstow Marshes as we’ve found a good mooring space.

Our plan after this, is to enter The Thames from Limehouse Basin to explore the delights The Thames has to offer towards Oxford for 4 weeks. I can’t trade on The Thames so don’t miss my last trading point.

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Nearly Ready For The Off.

 

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Here’s just one of the new pieces of stock made during the winter. A mookaite leaf necklace.

We’ve been on a winter mooring since November reducing the need to move in bad weather. The time has been spent making new stock, walking or cycling this lovely area, The Lee Valley and visiting family and friends.

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We’ll be off again on our travels at the end of February, braving the river Thames and then the Kennet and Avon.