Alison weaves her heart-warming memories of Buster the Beagle into an insightful picture of life on the water and all the colourful episodes that come with it. Continue reading Boating with Buster – a review
personally I have long disliked the time of long hours of darkness, cold temperatures and artificial light. But every cloud has a shiny lining if we look for it, Continue reading Dark days ahead? Banish those blues with these easy steps.
Whether you travel from near or far, this peaceful place has so much to offer – heritage, natural and built, is in abundance as well as activities including golf, sailing, fishing, water-sports, walking, cycling, boat trips and diving. Galleries and workshops showcase arts and crafts from talented local artisans. Gourmet chefs tempt you with tasty produce from their doorstep – you certainly won’t go hungry. Continue reading PORTAFERRY – a wild taste of nature, ancient heritage and coastal activities.
As the RAF sought to sink as many of these potential invaders as possible, miraculously she survived, emerging with just the visible scars of cuts and welds made to her bow as proof of her war record. Continue reading Not just a houseboat – the incredible story of a very old Dutch lady.
Think of a group of 20 people you know. Friends or family, work colleagues or social gathering. One of that 20 will have suicidal thoughts at some time in the year. Continue reading It doesn’t take a superhero to save a life.
Nomads were once pastoral people, travelling slowly with families and herds of animals. Today’s Global Nomads are a very different tribe, usually opting to move singly or in pairs and preferring to be highly mobile Continue reading Nomads – Challenging the Norm
Many people on the waters take their pets along with them, but these have generally been raised from young to respect the water and the captain’s rules. How would my tiny companions adapt, I wondered, and was it fair to expect them to? Continue reading Pets afloat
As I travel nowadays, both abroad and nearer home, I am increasingly aware of the growing number of homeless people on the streets. Every one of them is someone’s child and has a story to tell. Continue reading Homelessness – could it happen to you?
As my own health has recently improved through taking care with what I eat, so that of my pets has come under scrutiny. Continue reading Are you killing your pet with kindness? How to “spring forward”with your best friend?
…even on a cold winter’s night, when wind meets tide and she gently creaks and rocks, there is a sense of safety in her ancient, iron sides and a soothing cosiness comes from the glowing stove Continue reading Is barge life for you? Your questions answered