We left our tall tale with us turning left to the closest pub. What proceeded was such a narrow section of the waterways network. We carefully navigated the waters and prayed to meet no oncoming traffic. As we trundled our way up until the Pub was in sight, the welcoming view of The Wharf at […]Read more "WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON DAYS OFF? – NARROWBOAT CRUISING PART THREE"
I mentioned before that we were looking to renovate the Cratch to make it more of a usable space, and not the dumping ground it was becoming. I use we as the Royal We, James’ involvement was bringing the parcels home! So this is how the Cratch was looking last week. It was giving me […]Read more "Looking Sweet – Our Cratch"
Nothing says happy Friday like a Cratch update! We have a cratch!!!!! I got home from work last night to find a lovely fitted cratch giving what feels like tonnes of extra space. And it’s so pretty too! (Yes I am trying to see how many times I can fit the word Cratch into this blog!) […]Read more "Cratch Update – Narrowboat Cratch"
If you happen to be anywhere around the Crick area of the Leicester arm of the Grand Union you may of failed to of noticed that the Crick Boat show is taking place at the end of the month. Joking, we think you would be walking round with your eyes shut to miss it! Whether […]Read more "Crick Boat Show – What to expect?"
For those of you who follow us on Twitter you will already be well aware of my mission to befriend the Marina swans. Having seemingly proved successful I thought I would take the opportunity to pass on this Swan befriending knowledge. You can become friends with a Swan family in three simple steps. To follow […]Read more "How to Befriend Swans – A step by step guide"
Whilst we have only been on Fantine for a month we thought a little round up of the pros and cons we have found of Living Narrow so far could be helpful for any want to be boaters out there! So let’s start with the Pro’s. It’s all about the money – Would you like […]Read more "The Pros and Cons of Living on a Narrow Boat"
Well we are approaching four weeks with Fantine (Ok so we may of owned her since February, but we are coming to 4 weeks since we actually took posession of her keys and took to the waters). So what changes when you go to spending the majority of your time living narrow? It would seem […]Read more "10 Things that change when you own a Narrowboat"
The Bank Holiday weekend has prompted nearly 1 in 3 (32%) of homeowners to put DIY on the ‘To Do’ list. Or at least that’s what Compare the Market had to say about it (Weirdly). But it’s true, four days of dreary weather what are we supposed to do? It’s fair to say that we […]Read more "Home Improvements – That’s what Bank Holidays are all about?"
“So I took to being the hunter gatherer and built the best fire you have seen, it was like a game of fire making jenga in the stove. And by golly it took! We had fire! Warm fire! Warm to the point of my god it’s hot in here open the doors fire! Woohoo success … […]Read more "Narrowboat Stove – What kind of witchcraft is this?"
“The phrase “mal de débarquement” is French for “Sickness from Disembarkation”. Mal de débarquement syndrome (common name disembarkment syndrome) is a rare neurological condition usually occurring after a cruise or other sustained motion event. MdDS is typically diagnosed when a person reports a persistent swaying, or bobbing feeling (though they’re not necessarily rocking). This usually follows […]Read more "Land Sick / Sea Sick / Motion Sick – My Plight"