Well with only 2 weeks to go, I think I’ve made enough new pieces to give you all lots of choice. I’ve been using most of my spare time in the last 2 months, designing and making.
We were moored on the outskirts of Bath for the last 2 weeks, which was lovely. Siteseeing and trying to avoid the temptation of all the fabulous shops!
Hope to see lots of you the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December in Bradford on Avon. We will be decorating the boat and lighting it up at night.
1st and 2nd April 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.
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.
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.
We’ll be off again on our travels at the end of February, braving the river Thames and then the Kennet and Avon.
This is a Jasper necklace which I’ve made especially for a winter exhibition in Parndon Mill Gallery.
I still keep busy in the winter making stock and trading from the boat if the weather is good. However you can also find my jewellery at the following places:
1st November to 23rd December…Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow CM20 2HP. ‘Present Arts’ Christmas exhibition.
Sunday 6th November….Puckeridge WI Christmas Fair 11-3pm at the community centre.
Friday 2nd December….Ware (we’ll be down on the canal) for the Dickensian evening.
Other galleries that have my jewellery all year round…
The Design Gallery, Westerham, Surrey.
Jam Gallery, Arundel, West Sussex.
AD Designs, Kettering, Northants.
I’m pleased we have managed to get a winter mooring at Dobbs Weir, Herts. That gives us a base so we don’t have to move every 2 weeks.
This also means we will be trading during the winter, weather permitting, between Ware and Cheshunt on the river Lee. I also hope to set up a stall in some Christmas events.
I spent the afternoon washing the boat ready for the weekend. Phew!
I’m open Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find me in Broxbourne not Cheshunt as there were no spaces!
There’s been a bit of a gap in my blog posts. We’ve holed up in a quiet spot for some boat maintenance and a place to get the motorbike off. Also a quick visit back to our home town for my son’s birthday. We have to keep him happy as he deals with all our post and random parcels!
The end of this week our pop up shop boat should be found in Cheshunt somewhere beside the picnic spot and car park.
I intend to be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30ish to 5ish.
Luckily we’ve managed to squeeze into a space outside The Jolly Fisherman in Stansted Abbots. We’re sharing mooring bollards with the Tarot boat!
I shall be opening shop Saturday and Sunday from 11am -5pm.
Here’s hoping there isn’t too much rain!
We’ve had a lovely week in Ware, even though my partner couldn’t get a signal to watch the bike racing! Many people stopped to chat and I was pleased to sell some unusual pieces.
We are now moving on, hoping to find a mooring in Hertford for a few days, before going back down The Lee.
I think my cat will be happier with less people and bicycles, but I’ve told her that’s what pays for her food!
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