Parallel Parking and Stag Nights

We are now 100% living on the narrowboat. Really we already were fully living on it but now we don’t have a flat to go back to as our daughter is moved in with her grandparents and the flat is sold. This means we don’t have a back up shower or laundry facility for savingContinue reading “Parallel Parking and Stag Nights”

Milton Keynes by Narrowboat

I last left you at Fenny Stratford which is the beginnings of the greater Milton Keynes area. We only had one day to move due to other commitments so we stopped off for water and headed north. There is one lock with a swing bridge at Fenny which is the last lock before you leaveContinue reading “Milton Keynes by Narrowboat”

Cruising to Fenny Stratford

We only had one day to move the boat as I had to go to London and collect Joey on his way home from university. This meant we couldn’t really go that far which was fine as we needed to stay in the area a bit longer. We started out from Stoke Hammond early onContinue reading “Cruising to Fenny Stratford”

Grand Union at Fenny Stratford

Fenny Stratford is now part of Bletchley which is part of Milton Keynes. Watling Street which was the old Roman road going north from London goes right through it. There is even buried remains of a Roman villa just as one drives into Fenny Stratford. Another interesting and useless bit of trivia: the village wasContinue reading “Grand Union at Fenny Stratford”

How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste

Plastic-free July just ended. I don’t do anything special in the month as it feels a bit false for me. No idea why that is…I am an odd duck so it is just me. I do try to live more sustainably but I am not perfect and will not pretend to be. Today, I amContinue reading “How I Try to Reduce Shopping Waste”

Stony Stratford to Cosgrove

Okay, not quite Stony Stratford. We started from the car park at Ouse Valley Park which isn’t really in Stony but it is only a hole, skip and a jump away. This one is a much shorter walk than I had hoped for but it is what happened. I chose the starting point and AlanContinue reading “Stony Stratford to Cosgrove”

Up Cycle Route 6 and Down the Grand Union Canal

Last week we walked from Willen Lake to Great Linford on a circular route. This week we decided to continue on that route further and started off from the Linford Manor Park. We parked up at the Memorial Hall off of Marsh Drive in Great Linford. Now if you want to add the Milton KeynesContinue reading “Up Cycle Route 6 and Down the Grand Union Canal”

Milton Keynes City Walk

People seem to have a very poor image of Milton Keynes. I am often told that Milton Keynes is just concrete. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. We walked for just over 6 miles and it was all lovely and green. We started out from Willen Lake. The car park we used was acrossContinue reading “Milton Keynes City Walk”

Best-Laid Plans…

The plan was to do a 4.5 mile walk starting in Aldbury, Hertfordshire. This is just outside the Ashridge Estate and not far from Ivinghoe Beacon where we walked last week. Please note that I didn’t have a clue where Aldbury was other than in Hertfordshire when we left the house. We packed up ourContinue reading “Best-Laid Plans…”