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  1. I think i can now officially use the C word as we are into December. We plan to stay around Birmingham for Christmas popping back to the center to do at least another 1 or 2 weekends before the big day and before we leave after Christmas on the start our next years Journey. This may be the last time we are in Birmingham for a little while as we plan to try and spend a little more time South. However work does dictate our location so you never know.

    We always like to see other pairs on the system and managed to have a quick catch up with Nick Sanders and his wife Caroline who have pair Unspoilt by Progress and Tewksbury. They were passing through Birmingham after being in the area for Motor Cycle Live at the NEC. If you don't know Nick Sanders check him out at www.nicksanders.com .

    So as i type this it is absolutely lashing down outside, Birmingham Center isn't the brightest of spots to start with, with all the tall buildings blocking out much of the sunlight. However at least the rain held off at the weekend!

    Here is a couple of quick snaps from the weekend.

    Willow sat on the back of Kernow.

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    We have had a busy week making all kinds of bits from this fly wheel guard, to a new stove door and other things. We might even have our new lamp finished soon.
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    So if you want anything off us before Christmas make sure you do so as early as possible especially if you are thinking of having something made as time is fast running out for that.

    If you fancy a Christmas Card thats a bit different we have a lovely Winter scene card featruing Lyra. £1.50 + postage Contact Us if you are interested.

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  2. Our first weekend this year in Birmingham now complete.
    We will be doing another weekend in Birmingham 1st/2nd December as part of the floating market. FB_IMG_15432211311548739

    This is not a huge market like the big city center christmas markets, so please don't come with expectations of grandeur. This is a simple event that the traders here make a big effort to get to. Moving a boat isnt like a car. It takes days/weeks to get somewhere and over winter there is the constant battle of closures for maintenance making journeys that bit trickier. So sometimes there can be 20 boats at an event and sometimes only 5 or 10 etc depending where people are. However unlike the big commercial markets there are some very unique items here that you WILL NOT find anywhere else so it is well worth a little visit. Last weekend the market had boats on both sides of the canal do please make sure if you see some bunting on the other side you hop over the bridge for a visit.

    Please note neither market is a night time market due to the logistics of providing enough safe lighting though some traders may stay open later if its busy and they can provide light. As it seems the council have turned off the canal street lighting here.

    We have been positioned along with Wireart by Nickie on the side further from the NIA (Arena) and this may also be the case next weekend. 

    This week we shall open on some days if the weather is nice and get on with some work, but please if you plan to visit us this week or if you saw something at the weekend and want to come and purchase please contact us first if you are travelling to get here. The bell will be on the back cabin when we are open even if the butty cloths are not closed.