So I could start by apologising profusely for the lack of any blogs at all for what seems like forever, but I’m going to choose instead to gloss over this fact entirely in the hope that you will be as gracious. I would love to say there is some big reason for the radio silence […]Read more "A Boaty Trip To Stratford"
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"
Now I tend to not be too loud about where I’m from, not that I’m particularly embarrassed by it, just not loud and proud of it either. I’m from a small market town on the outskirts of Stoke-On-Trent. But this is all about to change, as a matter of fact I’m heading home tonight to […]Read more "I Think it’s Time to Move – Barge-Inn-Booze"
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 appreciate I probably shouldn’t be starting with this, however I have been continually coming back to this post for the last week or so, so firstly Happy New Year you lovely lot! We’ve been busy settling back into normal life after the cosiness of Christmas (Translation: I spent a whole day remembering how to […]Read more "Boating into 2018"
So this weekend was a little odd for us, why I hear you call, well I hope you are prepared for the anti-climax of the century … We were away from the boat (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!). I appreciate it’s really not that strange of a concept, we both are away from our […]Read more "Returning to dry land"
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"
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"
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"
Did we mention we went on our first leisure cruise with Fantine. It was brilliant to be out there on the waters, enjoying exactly what she had been made for. We thought it might be a good idea to share the lessons learned and what went well from that first trip out. Driving Firstly driving the […]Read more "Our First Narrow Boat Adventure – What went well"