The countdown is on, and whilst based on our last post you might start to worry I’m about to bang on about Christmas again, fear not dear readers! Because what I’m really here counting down towards is our wonderful (In my head at least) new kitchen. I’m not going to lie but nearly two years in […]Read more "I’m Dreaming of a white kitchen – How to make the kitchen work on a Narrow Boat"
Firstly an apology, I feel like I’ve been rather quiet on the blog this last month or so. Honestly I’ve been struggling with what to put up here for you all, yes there have been mini adventures out on the waterways, but no near broken elbows or wet toes to report. So I haven’t really […]Read more "Snap back to reality"
We’ve previously been one to criticise these ‘Live Mortgage Free’ programs which seem to be popping onto our screens all the more frequently, How to live mortgage free – Thanks to the delusional Mrs Beeny. Where a lucky carpenter get’s gifted land on the family estate to build his own mortgage free castle … it […]Read more "Can You Live on a Narrow Boat Mortgage Free? – George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces"
We are at an age now where a good majority of the people around us have started to buy homes and put down roots, this combined with the fact people around us know we have been ‘boat folk’ for a year, has caused a great deal of questioning on whether or not we are tempted […]Read more "So When Will you Buy A House – Narrow Boat Homes"
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"
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"
So we did it! We were out on the open water, my worries set aside, we were doing what boat folk do on the weekend, we my friends were going boating! That is once we navigated the exit of the marina. Being the supportive and loving wife-to-be which I am, I was at the back […]Read more "WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON DAYS OFF? – NARROWBOAT CRUISING PART TWO"
This past weekend was a serious novelty in the TuckWood household, we had a weekend off … in summer … a whole two days without work. Alongside our full time weekday jobs we also work most weekends with some kind of motor industry related job, of which the summer is the busiest time. Somehow the […]Read more "What do people do on days off? – Narrowboat Cruising Part One"
I mentioned before that we were looking to renovate the Cratch to make it more of a usable space, and not the dumping ground it was becoming. I use we as the Royal We, James’ involvement was bringing the parcels home! So this is how the Cratch was looking last week. It was giving me […]Read more "Looking Sweet – Our Cratch"
Whilst we have only been on Fantine for a month we thought a little round up of the pros and cons we have found of Living Narrow so far could be helpful for any want to be boaters out there! So let’s start with the Pro’s. It’s all about the money – Would you like […]Read more "The Pros and Cons of Living on a Narrow Boat"