Boaters respond to Trust consultation

Here’s a taster of a recent article I wrote for Towpath Talk.  Boaters Respond to CRT Moorings Consultation On 24th January the Canal and River Trust invited canal users in the south to comment on some proposed changes to the maximum stay times at popular visitor mooring sites. The consultation ended on 1st March and…

Waterways World: The Timber Tradition

“There is something about boats that have history, individuality and have been worked by the hands of different people over many decades.” Last year I visited Bates Boatyard traditional sideslip and dry dock facilities and spoke to Jem Bates about the unique services his company provides. It was a fascinating interview and I could have…

Why did you start a business?

I seem to read a lot about the importance of finding ‘me time’ as a mumpreneur. The advice is often to schedule in some time to do something you enjoy; read a book, have a bath, or see a friend. The reality is very different. Sadly my default ‘quality time’ is often flopping exhausted in…

Be yourself – everyone else is taken

My clients at Ace Inspire, Erica and Antonia, have created a new blog called Ace Vie. It’s about  health and beauty, life changes, big decisions, writing, money and relationships. It’s right up my street so I’ve written a couple of guest posts for them. In Abundance Manifesto  I wrote about my friend Star Khechara who wrote a…

Electric Boating on the Canal

This was a fascinating commission. I was asked to interview Jurgen Huber for Towpath Talk, about the boat he created: The Bauhaus Barge. Jurgen is passionate about sustainable living and cruising and has spent years looking into alternative power solutions for boats. The barge encompasses so many amazing ideas that I could only cram a…

Towpath Talk August 2012

Life in the Controlled Zone

So, as you laze around drinking cocktails and getting sunburnt in August (we can dream…) be sure to pick up the August issue of Towpath Talk to read. My article Life in the Controlled Zone is on page 100, and looks at what life is like on the London canals during the Olympics. Did the…

Waterways World August 2012

Waterways World: Help at Hand

The August edition of Waterways World is out! Welcome to the new editor Bobby Cowling. It’s the first edition following the move of British Waterways to the Canal and Rivers Trust. On page 94 you will find my interview with my local marine engineer, Ed Boden. “It was winter. We were low on diesel and…