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"
Every now and then you get woken up in the night by a noise don’t you? It’s a fairly normal, common thing across all homes. However I wonder how often people are woken in the middle of the night in their brick houses with the blood running cold feeling that their home may in fact […]Read more "Find anything that floats I think we are going under – Narrow Boat Sinking"
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"
Disclaimer here for all you proper boaty folk, we’re not experts on this, so please chip in to correct our errors. A question recently came up on how we navigate the canal network, not so much physically, but more so from a planning perspective. I recently wrote about our planned summer family staycation weekend, and […]Read more "So you have your own Google Maps thing? – How to navigate canals"
So I read something today which had me going hmmmm, and honestly I’m not sure where I stand on all of this. So where better to talk it out than here! Whilst very very busy at work, I stumbled across a delightful article on the problems Cambridge is currently experiencing with narrow boats. Canal boat […]Read more "I’m Stumped Help! – The Great Narrow Boat Smoke Debate"
We are now officially in Winter, which means we have covered all four seasons with Fantine! Never one to shy a way from stretching a blog post out of nothing it’s only right I cover the four seasons of Boat life, with our highlights and lowlights of the seasons. (Apologies for the length of this […]Read more "Boating through the Seasons"
It’s difficult to believe but it has been a whole year since our first blog post! Everyone is mad on the whole Throwback malarkey so if you fancy a read, you’ll find our first ever blog post here “I’ve always liked the idea of a house boat” She said. Honestly I wouldn’t recommend it, it’s a cringeworthy […]Read more "A Year Older a Year Wiser, and One Great Big Apology"
The lights had been fading on and off like a scene from an American Horror movie since Monday, Fantine is tucked up in the Marina at the minute so we thought little of it, assuming there was a problem with the mains hook up. We are silly amateur boaty folk. Last night we got home […]Read more "The Night The Lights Went Out – Narrow Boat Technical Issues"
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"
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"