People, well none boat people (After over three months we are starting to class ourselves a boatyish folk), have a lot of notions about Narrowboats and life on the canals. One of those wonderfully misguided notions is ‘Oh it must be so romantic’ Granted I can see where the idea comes from, it’s a small […]Read more "Drip Drip Drop Biblical July Showers – Narrowboats must be so romantic"
I can’t quite believe it’s over three months since we moved Fantine to her new home. The time has flown by, but at the same time we both struggle to remember life before. It’s about time we address what changes when you make a switch to a life mainly aboard. Honestly, not all that much, […]Read more "What’s it like to live on a Narrowboat – The chores!"
I love boat life, honestly I struggle to find anything to criticize, and when people say how long do you think you will keep the boat … well honestly forever. It provides everything we want from life, and that I think is a pretty awesome position to be in. However rewind a couple of days […]Read more "Narrow Boats are the Worst"
Deciding to live narrow does get you a lot of side eyed glances and questioning, which I cover a lot in these blogs. You hear these questions A LOT making you wish you had a recorded answer book for every one. Today however I got hit with a question I have never encountered before, which […]Read more "You Sir Take the Originality Award – Living on A Narrow Boat Questions"
Whilst I already covered the lessons we learnt from our first leisure outing I have something further to add. At this point I would like to welcome on stage for a never requested encore … my motion sickness. Excellent! We had a truly fabulous weekend, spirits were high and then like a thud Monday hit, […]Read more "The Difficulty of House Boats – The Evil Beast Returns"
After covering what went well on our first leisure cruise it’s only right that we cover what went not so well, and as such what we have learnt from our first expedition. It would be fair to say there was the odd screw up, thankfully being the care-free boaters we laughed it all off. Boating […]Read more "Our First Narrowboat adventure – lessons learnt"
Did we mention we went on our first leisure cruise with Fantine. It was brilliant to be out there on the waters, enjoying exactly what she had been made for. We thought it might be a good idea to share the lessons learned and what went well from that first trip out. Driving Firstly driving the […]Read more "Our First Narrow Boat Adventure – What went well"