You’ve patiently waited out each instalment and cliff hanger, and here we find ourselves, at the last instalment of our trepid power struggle. For those of you who have done none of the former you can read instalment one here and two here. So since identifying the power issue we had been running battery chargers […]Read more "Give Me Power – Power Problems on a Narrow Boat Part 3"
So I carry on the series of posts on Power with a continuation of pure Britishness, a good olde moan. For those of you who did not read the first blog on this subject you can read it here. To summarise, our onboard batteries were not charging, after much investigation we found that no power […]Read more "Give Me Power – Power Problems on a Narrow Boat Part 2"
Now I’m going to get all British on you and say … what a wonderful summer we have had! The glorious wall to wall 12 straight hours a day of sunshine has been quite simply wonderful (Although my ponies bellies may disagree), surely it’s been fabulous for life aboard? Surely your running costs are lower […]Read more "Give Me Power -Power problems on a Narrow Boat"
No Sharon from Accounts! No We are not ok because it happens to be raining, a lot, persistently, again! Firstly I appreciate that I am writing this rather ranting blog post on the only sunny day of 2018, but the point still stands, being on a boat does not make this amount of rain an […]Read more "‘What is this weather! You’ll be alright on a boat though hey?!’ – Narrow Boats in the rain"
Any regular readers of this blog will of likely noted I have two favourite topics. The weather. The fire. I cover the weather a lot, and you could argue I’ve already used my 4 months (The time the average Brit spends talking about it in their lifetime) in January and February this year. Only you […]Read more "Are narrow boats cold? – The night the fire didn’t work"
Firstly an apology, I feel like I’ve been rather quiet on the blog this last month or so. Honestly I’ve been struggling with what to put up here for you all, yes there have been mini adventures out on the waterways, but no near broken elbows or wet toes to report. So I haven’t really […]Read more "Snap back to reality"
I previously mentioned that James’ favourite Christmas present was a dehumidifier (That’s right kids Christmas gets better and better the older you get!). He’d been keen on getting one for a while, and with Living Narrow you only really have room for the things that you need, which meant we put off purchasing this ourselves. […]Read more "Are Narrow Boats Damp? – Our New Dehumidifier"
We’re visiting one of my favourite talking points again the fire! We’ve actually been doing ok with the Hobbit, despite hankering after a Mulso The Stoves Have Ears – Are Narrow Boats Cold?. Although in order to maintain the desired heat level we have been having to fill the Hobbit, with incredible amounts of fuel, and leave […]Read more "It’s not all about length … or is it? – How to stay warm on a Narrow Boat"
To start with, anyone over the age of Ten should stop reading now! Unless you want Christmas to be ruined! (Actually thinking about it maybe ten is a tad old the rate kids are growing up these days!) (Officially sounding like an old person now!). I love Christmas but rest assured I am not one […]Read more "The Present Pile Up – Lack of Santa Space"
When we first took ownership of our wonderful Fantine we had no plans to make any major changes Narrow Boat Layout – Our Plans. Initially we had thought about updating the bedroom and wardrobes, we ended up popping this idea on the back burner, and it hasn’t really bothered us since being aboard so is likely […]Read more "Stormy Waters – Narrow Boat Kitchens"