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"
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!"