I appreciate I probably shouldn’t be starting with this, however I have been continually coming back to this post for the last week or so, so firstly Happy New Year you lovely lot! We’ve been busy settling back into normal life after the cosiness of Christmas (Translation: I spent a whole day remembering how to […]Read more "Boating into 2018"
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"
If there is one thing that this time of year teaches you, it’s that owning a narrow boat is absolutely awful. Experiencing temperatures over twenty degrees the last few days has really exposed the pitfalls of Narrow home ownership. Firstly when the sun is shining you can step outside and be surrounded by the awful […]Read more "Owning a Narrowboat is Awful – Narrowboat Sunny Days, the Truth"
Well we are approaching four weeks with Fantine (Ok so we may of owned her since February, but we are coming to 4 weeks since we actually took posession of her keys and took to the waters). So what changes when you go to spending the majority of your time living narrow? It would seem […]Read more "10 Things that change when you own a Narrowboat"
Well it seems that there are few people out there who are enjoying following our journey to Living Narrow Hurray! So we thought it was only polite and courteous to let you know, (not at all smug), that we are going away for a little while. We didn’t want any of you thinking we were lost […]Read more "Winter Getaway – See you in a week!"
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?"
So armed with our list of what is a must on our Narrow home we started to look through the classified ads with a bit of a finer tooth comb. Ending up with a list of boats which were all strong potentials we began to arrange appointments to view them. So far all of the boats […]Read more "“You’ll know your narrowboat when you get on her”"
So once we finally understood that a Narrowboat isn’t just a Narrowboat and the budget was set it was time to start our search. Searching for a boat is much like searching for a second hand car. With the option of brokerage companies (Much like your used car forecourts) and private sellers. There are a […]Read more "The Narrowboat Check List"
What style boat do you want? Apparently a Narrowboat isn’t a suitable answer. So after all our investigation into where to moor our boat, and with things hopefully getting underway with our chosen location, it’s high time we started looking at boats! The one question that keeps cropping up when talking to Narrowboaters about living […]Read more "Turns out a Narrowboat isn’t just a Narrowboat!"
So picking up where we left off! After a long cold day stomping around what felt like every marina in the Midlands, we fell in love with what seems the perfect one to call home. So we went on a second visit, to check we still liked it as much as we remembered and for a […]Read more "Home is where you float it!"