Turn your blog into a printed book!

Well here I am three years after buying Zulu so what to do with the blog now that I am no longer the owner?   Well one option is to print it out as a hardback book; I have just discovered that for a fairly modest fee, your blog can be printed into a book online,…

Links

Today I have at long last updated my rather poor list of other canal blogs, from 3 to 165 give or take a few. So if I have in any way missed your own site, or made any sort of error with your own link, don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will fix…

Lost in the post

Digressing from canals for a minute, I need to vent some steam after a seemingly endless dialog between me, two guys who bought something from me on Ebay, a guy I bought something from on Ebay and the DVLA. To cut a long story short I sold my old car to someone in Poland. I wanted to…

Big Lock (pub) Middlewich reopens

When Zulu arrived in Middlewich I was pretty alarmed to find that the Big Lock pub was closed.  Apparently the pub chain which held the lease had gone bust in September the tenants had to leave.  A pub without lights is a terrible sight and with so many closing for good, this didn’t look a…

A quick peek at Portishead

I was in the Bristol area with a couple of hours to kill on Saturday and in such a situation I always try to visit somewhere new on the waterways.  So while the sun was shining I made a quick detour down to the Severn to check out Portishead Quay Marina, the overnight staging point…

Fire extinguishers – a rant!

How, in this day and age, can it cost as much to refill a fire extinguisher as it does to buy a new one. Surely it could be done for 50p. A bit of powder, screw the top on, pressurise – job done. Today I am addressing some of the critical failure points for a…