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"
Can you believe we are approaching a month since we took Fantine on her first voyage with us at the helm? Neither can we! Between sorting out the rented property, work commitments, racing, bank holidays away and family visits the weeks have really zoomed past us. We’ve settled in so well now, to a point […]Read more "The Beauty of Narrow Living – Warning contains graphic boasting"
We covered plenty of times how we were going to have to do a massive sort out in order to move to spending the majority of our time on the boat. A thought which initially terrified me, The constraints of Narrow Boat Living – What are you going to do with all of your things?. So […]Read more "Narrow Living – Making a life aboard"
Well after the trepidation of our trip from Whilton to Yelvertoft the one thing we were really looking forward to, that was keeping our tired and achy bodies going, was the thought of a roaring stove that evening. We had all the gear … Kindling … Fire Lighters … Smokeless coal … A lighter … […]Read more "Narrow Boat Stoves – Man Vs Fire"
Well at the time of writing this we have spent three nights on Fantine in the Marina, and it is absolutely wonderful. We feel so lucky to be able to moor our boat in such a beautiful place and marina. We haven’t had the opportunity to meet too many people yet, but those who we […]Read more "Marina Life"