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    Living in limbo

    House At the moment I feel a bit like we are living in limbo. We have the boat but we can not be there full time just yet. There is still a fair bit of work to do in the house. It all feels a bit overwhelming right now. I keep telling myself it is only painting, but with high ceilings and large rooms it is a big job. My weedy little arms can only tolerate so much painting before they give up. Then of course is the garden tidy up. This I am not looking forward to. Whilst I…

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    Veganuary fail

    Veganuary has failed. More accurately we failed at it.  Some of the swaps on dairy were fine so we will keep those. Others went down less well. The vegan meats were horrible. The cheeses edible but not nice. The ready…

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    Todmorden

    Todmorden is a market town, it has all the facilities you could want.  Lots of shops, pubs and restaurants, plus library, doctors, dentist, vets and more. It is a really lovely town with lots going on. Where to eat and…

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    Sowerby Bridge

    Sowerby Bridge is a market town. It is also home to the deepest lock in the country. Tuel Lane lock is 19 feet 8.5 inches (6 m) deep. Market days are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tuesday and Friday are…

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    Walsden

    Walsden Post Office – 643 Rochdale Road, Walsden, OL14 7SN. T: 01706 813460 Walsden Village Stores – 574 Rochdale Rd, Walsden, OL14 7SL. T:01706 816960  Fresh Fruit and Veg. Pies and Sandwiches. Beer, Wine and Spirits. Groceries and household. Gordon…

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    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge is a small market town. It has loads of places to eat and drink. I’m just going to list my favourites as to do every business in town would take forever. Places to eat and drink in Hebden…

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    Mytholmroyd

    Mytholmroyd Mytholmroyd is a large village with shops, churches, places to eat out and more.  It is pronounced Mi thum royd not myth um royd. Eating out/takeaways The Bar & Tapas:  13, 15 Burnley Rd, Mytholmroyd,  HX7 5LH T:01422 885564 …

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    Veganuary and New Year Plans

    Veganuary and new year plans It is that time of the year, when I am in full on waddle around like the fattened Christmas turkey. I start to think about eating better and being more mindful.  This year we want…

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    The next 2 weeks

    The next 2 weeks The next 2 weeks of cruising were quite the learning curve for us.  It started with a 4 night stay at the top of Hillmorton locks. A very pleasant place to stop. It is a little…

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    We bought a narrowboat

     We bought a narrowboat Oh yes we did! We bought a narrowboat. After much toing and froing we bought a narrowboat. What follows is an account of our first 4 days and the things we have learned so far. The…

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    Our first narrowboat journey

    on the narrowboat Our first narrowboat journey We did it! Took our first narrowboat journey. It was a long weekend with local hire company Shire Cruisers.  We booked a Friday to Monday on their smallest boat Devon. On arrival we…