Before anyone begins to wonder yes we have a fully functioning bathroom on Fantine, it even has what an estate agent would call ‘A perfectly formed washing facility in keeping with the design and layout’, I’d call it a dunk pool. So whilst it’s deeper than your standard household bath its also shorter. This time […]Read more "The Unstoppable Bath Craving – Is Booking a Hotel Room Excessive?"
Well didn’t the news just go wild for storm/hurricane Ophelia. It would seem however that my colleagues didn’t take the threat quite so seriously, as they printed off a map of the UK waterways and took bets upon where I would wake up/where the boat would escape to … busy day in the office hey! […]Read more "Ophelia? Retreat Retreat"
I completely appreciate that in writing and publishing this post we shall be condemned to 7 days of poor fires, but I feel it’s too much of an achievement not to share. Yesterday the wonderful T to my Rex lit the fire of all warmth creating fires, a fire so successful it was nearly too […]Read more "Legendary Heat Creation – Keeping warm on a Narrow Boat"
It’s time for a dose of honesty, I’m not sure whether it’s me being a tired grouch (Apparently months of 0400am alarms do that to you), the fact that human hibernation isn’t socially acceptable, that all I can see out of the window today is greyness or that I have to be an adult and […]Read more "Life on a Narrow Boat – Removing the Rose Tinted Glasses"
With Christmas and Birthdays fast approaching we know it’s a question we are going to be asked more and more. Whilst we have been continually surprised by the amount of space we actually have on the boat, and the amount of it which goes unused, we don’t have the room or the desire for much […]Read more "What do you get for Boaty Folk? – Narrowboat Gifts"
I’m going to start off this blog post with a shocking confession, I was wrong. I said it on the 13th September 2017 I confessed that I was in fact wrong. You see in a previous blog post I mentioned how wonderful it is aboard Fantine, and how much closer to nature you feel, from […]Read more "I was Wrong! – Life on a Narrowboat"
Summer is just the most fantastic time of year, I’ve blogged about it soooo many times that the words are no doubt etched into your eyeballs. Being on a Narrow Boat in the summer is absolutely wonderful Owning a Narrowboat is Awful – Narrowboat Sunny Days, the Truth. However as we somehow now find ourselves in […]Read more "The curse of Summer – Life on a narrow boat learning to be warm again"