It’s time for a dose of honesty, I’m not sure whether it’s me being a tired grouch (Apparently months of 0400am alarms do that to you), the fact that human hibernation isn’t socially acceptable, that all I can see out of the window today is greyness or that I have to be an adult and […]Read more "Life on a Narrow Boat – Removing the Rose Tinted Glasses"
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"
Summer is just the most fantastic time of year, I’ve blogged about it soooo many times that the words are no doubt etched into your eyeballs. Being on a Narrow Boat in the summer is absolutely wonderful Owning a Narrowboat is Awful – Narrowboat Sunny Days, the Truth. However as we somehow now find ourselves in […]Read more "The curse of Summer – Life on a narrow boat learning to be warm again"
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!"
It truly is a wonderful World we get to live in (When you forget all the bad things and focus on the good things at least!), but let’s stay positive here folks! I wrote previously on how I worried about the way I portray the lifestyle we have chosen on social media and the impact […]Read more "Life on the canals – Scenery to make your heart skip"
An amazing almost social experiment video seems to be doing the rounds at the minute on you guessed it … social media. It looks to challenge what we see through our phone screens and the true reality of what went into each shot, along with the impact this has on those around us. If you’re […]Read more "Instagram vs Reality – Should we worry about what we show online?"
In the words of Queen Bey herself This one goes out to all the women. At dinner last week we were being asked the standard questions about boat life, how long do you see yourself staying, how do you cook, do you have a toilet etc etc etc. When the girls of the table got down […]Read more "Where do all of your clothes go on a narrowboat?"
Deciding to live narrow does get you a lot of side eyed glances and questioning, which I cover a lot in these blogs. You hear these questions A LOT making you wish you had a recorded answer book for every one. Today however I got hit with a question I have never encountered before, which […]Read more "You Sir Take the Originality Award – Living on A Narrow Boat Questions"
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"
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"