2nd and 3rd DECEMBER 2017
BRADFORD on AVON
This is a big event. Lots of fun and handmade gifts to buy.
There will be many boat traders set up on their boats or stalls in the Tithe Barn, carol singers and a buskers corner.
Do come and join us. We’re slowly making our way along the Kennet and Avon.
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.
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 elegant pair of Garnet triple drop earings are available for £32 inc postage. For more information visit; Earrings. Ref 349Gnt.
Meanwhile we have had a beautiful autumn with all the colours and bright days. It’s lovely coming back to a warm fire inside.
I shall next be open on Friday December 2nd in Ware near the road bridge for their Dickensian evening. 6 to 10pm. The boat and display will be lit up to join the festivities.
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.
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.
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!
Please follow me online with my blog. Our boat is called ‘Unfazed’ , a blue and cream widebeam with a Fazer 1000 motorbike in the bow footwell!
It’s a bit blustery today but we are in Ware, Herts, trading today (Sunday 21st) and Monday 22nd August. Hoping not to get blown away, we’ve tightened the ropes!
We’re travelling along the river Lea and now the Stort. After being warned some of the bridges are very low, we decided to set off after a long dry spell. Unfortunately this is one we didn’t manage to get under! The only damage was our tunnel light.
So, after mooring before the bridge, out with the bikes and we cycled to the end of the navigation at Bishops Stortford. A very interesting town when we visited the museum.
Sadly I can’t trade because we’re not near any towns with good footfall. See you all soon.