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Waterway to spend your holiday ... a canal lock-in

Ah, school holidays. A time to relax with a good book…unless your significant other has made alternative arrangements

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Teaching small children is physically, mentally and emotionally draining, which is why I prefer a specific type of vacation. I like to refer to it as an “Inactivity Holiday”. It typically involves lying about on a Mediterranean beach doing nothing more energetic than reading a Neil Gaiman novel and drinking cold beer.

Unfortunately, because Mrs Eddison is keen for us to remain physically active in later life, this year we are doing something more adventurous: a daring journey along ancient waterways and through unfamiliar landscapes; bravely navigating historical routes using a dangerously ...

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