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"
I’m trying my best to create epic sounding titles, I hope you are all appreciating them. So with the last post we covered our first 500 yards of drama filled travel. Now we were brimming with fuel, James had, somewhat skillfully, navigated us out of Whilton Marina and we were on the Grand Union, in […]Read more "Maiden Voyage – Part two The Tale of Seven Locks"
So another weekend has passed and with that we got to spend a day with our wonderful Fantine. Her cute little stove has now been fully fitted and the blacking complete, so she is ready for us to set sail on Friday (Update on the planned journey to follow). There isn’t a great lot for […]Read more "Narrowboat Renovation Day 5 – She’s Looking like Home"
We have already come to the end of the fourth week of us owning Fantine, it’s gone crazily quick, but this weekend we finally started to see the benefits of our work the last few weekends, and she started to feel more like home. After last week’s work there was very little left for us […]Read more "Narrow Boat Renovation – Day Four"
Well you will all be pleased to know we made it back safely! I’m sure you’ve all been worried sick, but I can confirm we are back from a gloriously sunny week in Marrakesh. The weather was great, the place was incredible and despite my worries about the timing, it gave me the space to […]Read more "Our Narrowboat developments – What a difference a week makes!"
So as all you lovely readers may have noticed from our last posts, we are hopefully in the process of buying our boat! How terrifying! In fact she is being pulled out of her lovely watery home this week for her full survey, which should verify the fact that she’s not imminently going to sink […]Read more "What’s an idea without the Dad’s approval!"
So aside from the lifestyle benefits a big draw for people considering a liveaboard is the perceived reduction in cost of living. We currently rent in a 3 bedroom semi-detached home with a small garage, garden and driveway in Northampton, which really sets us back a fair amount a month, £850.00 to be precise. With […]Read more "How much does a Narrowboat cost?"