Vlog 234: Christmas Cheer

With Christmas coming and small businesses ever more in need of your support, I thought I’d do a video highlighting a smattering of the arts and crafts that many narrowboaters sell from the canals. There are loads more than the handful I was able to squeeze in here, so for more, visit the RCTA directory ( link below).

Traders I featured:
Paul Smith-Storey: www.paulsart.uk
Zoe Marsden: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LastNightInLimehouse
Jo & Michael (Minimal List): www.ArtByAnnamarie.com and see also www.minimallist.co.uk
Reverie Canal Trading: www.reveriecanaltradingco.co.uk
Narrowboat Sunbeam: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandmadeOnSunbeam
Lizbef (Liz Earle): www.earlewrites.com
Anna and Kath (Narrowboat Experience): www.ArtByAnnamarie.com
Cruising Crafts: www.instagram.com/cruisingcrafts
Ryan & Maggie (Narrowboat Chef): www.NarrowboatChef.com

Roving Canal Traders Association: www.rcta.org.uk/directory

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  1. That boot remover you showed, I do believe you put your foot on the horse shoes and remove your boot with the other end?

  2. Hello David. Have just ordered one of those windlass holders on your vlog. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve ‘misplaced’ over the years! Keep up the good work.

  3. My husband and I live in Portland Oregon. We recently discovered your videos and watch them all the time. Keep up the good work.

  4. Good video. It has been a difficult year. Good thoughts to help everyone with small business.
    Will keep these in mind for this year.

  5. Wow, what a great video. I had no idea there were so many entrepreneurs on narrow boats. Thanks David that was very interesting…!

    • Cheers Jim, yes there are loads. Some are a “side business” to the main income, for others it’s just pocket money and for some it’s their only income. A huge variety though from boats selling foods, to arts and crafts and so on. Have a look at the RCTA directory (link under the video) for a huge list.

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