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Anzi’s Trinkets-A new floating, micro business venture

Living on a narrowboat has its challenges. The main challenge is earning a living while travelling around. It is not always an easy task so I like to keep my fingers in a few pies so to speak! I have launched a new micro-business. it really doesn’t get much smaller than this! Always inspired by …

Narrowboat and canoe
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Free again!-Narrowboat Lockdown

It has been a strange few months for everyone. At the start of lockdown liveaboard boaters who continually cruise were told to stay in one place unless we needed water or for safety reasons. This was the sensible thing to do and everyone complied. For narrowboat traders however this meant the loss of income and …

Cosy narrowboat interior
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Years To Treasure- Time Flies! Narrowboat life

A year doing something you love versus a year doing something you hate can be very different in terms of how long they are. I have spent many a day wishing my life away. Wishing it was 5 o clock, wishing it was the weekend, wishing I lived somewhere else, wishing I could go back …

Narrow boat interior
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Crochet Pumpkins, Golden Sunsets, and Autumn Spice.

Narrowboat Life and a Free Easy As Pie Crochet Pumpkin Pattern. Autumn is by far my favourite season. You still have the golden warmth of the summer sun lingering and the most incredible sunsets. The colours along the towpath are particularly vibrant and you can feel the change in the air. We bring out our …

Crochet granny square cushion on grass
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Granny Frida Cushion

Inspired by my previous Frida makes and armed with a decent amount of spare Ricorumi DK cotton I set about putting some squares together to compliment my Granny Frida, granny square. My fabulous patter testers provided some more colourways which I love. I rarely choose pink or pastels myself but absolutely love this sorbet colour …

Granny Frida Striped
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Granny Square Day 2019- (and a free Granny Frida pattern.)

It was Granny Square Day 2019 over on Instagram last week. It is run every year and was started by Susan Regalia when she realised that the Instagram grid would make the perfect virtual granny square blanket. What a fabulous idea! Soon thousands of people were submitting their squares under the hashtag #grannysquareday and the …

Horses next to canal
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Bunting and Boating- free pattern.

Time to continue our narrowboat travels again. Leaving Hawkesbury junction is bitter sweet. We have loved the hustle and bustle and somewhere wide enough to get some work done on the boats but yearn for the peace and solitude again. This weeks narrowboat move was relatively easy, no locks, sunshine and gorgeous countryside. We need …

Narrowboat
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A long journey- Plan B,or maybe C and D! Narrowboat Decisions.

It has been a while since I last posted about our narrowboat travels! A busy few months indeed! We travelled from the bottom of the flight near Stourbridge to Wolverhampton and then on to Birmingham. Due to the fact that we rarely plan anything properly we came across a few stumbling blocks. During winter there …