I am very pleased to announce that nearly a month after our first fire of the season, namely as a result of my temper tantrum (It was seventeen degrees outside), we have not re-lit it! So I’m sat here feeling pretty proud. In honesty for our first year the start of the cooler season and […]Read more "Another Year, Another Winter – Getting Ready for Winter Aboard a Narrow Boat"
We’ve noticed a lot of our fellow boaters starting to talk about one of the biggest boaty problems, one which I felt moving aboard would eradicate … our six-legged spider friends. I know it’s the time of year but the boat is brimming with the little monkeys! This is where I now take on a […]Read more "Do You Get Spiders On Boats? – No You Get 1,000,000 Of Them"
‘Comparison is the thief of joy’ Theodore Roosevelt A little while back I wrote about my Boat Worry, it was a long and depressing post the succinct version of it: I worry that our decision to buy and liveaboard a narrow boat is a bad decision, and we should have followed the standard and brought […]Read more "Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy – Do Not Measure Your Achievements Against Someone Elses Goals"
We’re very proud to announce to you all that we have awarded ourselves a mini victory (Still counts as an award even if self-certified I think!). Since the beginning of the month we have noticed an increasing number of boats admitting defeat and lighting their fires. I am proud to say we hadn’t … at […]Read more "It’s Official We’re Boaty"
Next up in the series of questions we still/now get asked 18 months into Living Narrow seems to be everyone’s favourite and the most commonly asked in our experience. Is it cold? Honestly the thing I can most akin life aboard to is living in a green house. We’ve just been through one of the […]Read more "Are Narrow Boats Cold? – Yes We Really Are Going To Talk About This Again!"
Phew! Things got a bit moody there for a minute didn’t they! Sorry about that everyone, but I do think it’s important once in a while to be honest about things, I like to be fun with a hint of factual in this blog, but the occasional bit of unpolished honest surely can’t hurt! Continuing […]Read more "How Do Dogs Take To Living On A Narrow Boat?"
Its now to pretend I didn’t mess up at in the releasing of any blogs and move onto the second question I wanted to cover as a part of questions we still get asked/now get asked. Following on from Fridays post on space issues, today’s question is: So, come on you’ve been on there a […]Read more "What Are The Real Cons Of Living On A Narrow Boat?"
It’s hard to believe we’ve had Fantine for over 18months now, it’s flown by for us. I’m going to cover over the next few blogs the questions we still get asked, and the new questions that have developed with the time aboard increasing. The first one of those questions is: You must be starting to […]Read more "18 Months of a Clutter Free Life – Space Constraints on a Narrowboat"
Did you know there are only 14 Mondays until Christmas! So we are getting into the spirit and are going to tell you all about decking the halls. Before we loose our entire readership this is just a terrible attempt at a witty pun! I do want to talk to you all about decking the […]Read more "DECK THE HALLS – NARROW BOAT RENOVATIONS"
We left our tall tale with us turning left to the closest pub. What proceeded was such a narrow section of the waterways network. We carefully navigated the waters and prayed to meet no oncoming traffic. As we trundled our way up until the Pub was in sight, the welcoming view of The Wharf at […]Read more "WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON DAYS OFF? – NARROWBOAT CRUISING PART THREE"