So now we have been with boat for an entire year, whilst the time has flown it’s also quite difficult to remember the time pre-Fantine, isn’t it strange the way that happens! Looking back at the post where we first announced that we were narrow home owners it’s hard to believe she is even our […]Read more "Living Aboard a Narrow Boat – Our one year anniversary"
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"
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"
It truly is a wonderful World we get to live in (When you forget all the bad things and focus on the good things at least!), but let’s stay positive here folks! I wrote previously on how I worried about the way I portray the lifestyle we have chosen on social media and the impact […]Read more "Life on the canals – Scenery to make your heart skip"
An amazing almost social experiment video seems to be doing the rounds at the minute on you guessed it … social media. It looks to challenge what we see through our phone screens and the true reality of what went into each shot, along with the impact this has on those around us. If you’re […]Read more "Instagram vs Reality – Should we worry about what we show online?"
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"
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"