Well didn’t the news just go wild for storm/hurricane Ophelia. It would seem however that my colleagues didn’t take the threat quite so seriously, as they printed off a map of the UK waterways and took bets upon where I would wake up/where the boat would escape to … busy day in the office hey! […]Read more "Ophelia? Retreat Retreat"
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"
I feel as though I may of wrote about this before, so for any of you who remember it or are sick of hearing it I apologise. But on Monday evening whilst James and I were making the bed, with fresh crisp bedding, ready for the week back at work, it struck me, isn’t it […]Read more "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change – We’re pretty clever as it goes!"
A lot of people wonder about how home comforts work on a Narrow Boat home. Well utilities aren’t on tap, so it’s the one area that really differs from people’s original concept of a home. Utilities are very much dependent on you bringing them on board. Electric is either provided by batteries or on shore […]Read more "Narrow Boat Home Comforts – The Night the gas ran out"
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"
Whilst I already covered the lessons we learnt from our first leisure outing I have something further to add. At this point I would like to welcome on stage for a never requested encore … my motion sickness. Excellent! We had a truly fabulous weekend, spirits were high and then like a thud Monday hit, […]Read more "The Difficulty of House Boats – The Evil Beast Returns"
After covering what went well on our first leisure cruise it’s only right that we cover what went not so well, and as such what we have learnt from our first expedition. It would be fair to say there was the odd screw up, thankfully being the care-free boaters we laughed it all off. Boating […]Read more "Our First Narrowboat adventure – lessons learnt"
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"
‘Every once in a while we stop and think about the routines we have fallen into, the lives we have become comfortable with, and the surrounding we are accustomed to. Sometimes we feel a little lost in the direction we are headed. Sometimes we feel a little stuck.’ Ever read a sentence which sums everything […]Read more "Evaluating Life – Buying a Narrowboat"