Life Through A Porthole

One of the main things I love about living on a boat are the portholes, seeing the world through a round window focusses your vision, focusses your mind and thoughts. You can read about the start of our boat life HERE and the making of ‘Head In The Clouds’, our beloved home on the water.…

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Getting through a ‘No-Wedding’ Day

Since October 2019, we have been planning our special day. Jon had proposed while we were perched on a beautiful cliff edge on a drizzly day in Cornwall. We were eating a Cornish pasty, drinking a ginger ale while watching two pairs of seals playing in the waves, you don’t get much better than that…

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Cruising UK Canals and Avoiding High Waters

During July we, (myself, Jon, our two dogs and two cats) set off again, on our annual cruise from our mooring in South Yorkshire, in our home on the water.  Last year, we travelled up to York and loved every minute of it.  This time, we said we’d like to explore other areas of the canal system,…

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We Made It To York!

Last Summer we took our first big cruise from South Yorkshire to York in our floating home.  By car it would take around an hour to get to York from where we have our permanent mooring in South Yorkshire, but on our canal boat last summer, we enjoyed a leisurely week or so of cruising, with…

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 4 – Enjoying Naburn and On To York

Here’s Part 4 of our ‘Slow Meander to York’.    Naburn Lock to York We enjoyed a great cruise from Rotherham to York. If you’d like to catch up with our big canal journey then below is; Part 1 – A Bumpy Start Part 2 – A Challenge On The Selby Canal Part 3 – Tackling Our Tidal Fear…

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 3 – Tackling Our Tidal Fear

  Here’s Part 3 of our ‘Slow Meander to York’.   Selby Lock to Naburn Lock If you’ve read parts 1 & 2 of our cruise to York, I would firstly like to thank you for persevering, reading my ramblings and secondly, you may have realised we were not looking forward to The River Ouse part, because we’re […]

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 2 – The Selby Canal & Our First Challenge

We bought ‘Head in the Clouds’, over sixteen years ago, she was an empty rusty shell and has been transformed into our home.  There are still many things needing to be done to her, but we were able to move aboard last October and so far, we love living the boat life. You can read this…

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 1 – A Bumpy Start

Since selling up and moving onto our boat October 2017, it seemed to take quite a while to get ourselves settled in, which meant it took quite a while before going out  for a cruise, although we did have our first Winter on the boat, survived, loved it and were toasty warm.  Jon was also…

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#Throwback Thursday – A cheeky little canal cruise to Sprotbrough – And relax…

I wrote this post last May, before we’d sold the house and moved onto the boat.  We are so looking forward to cruising soon as work commitments and other practicalities have delayed us, but in the mean time it was nice to have a look back at one of our favourite trips.  It was also…

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#Throwback Thursday! It’s time to sell up and live on a boat!

(First posted 5 Mar 2017)   This was more or less a year ago now and when I think back to the amount of work which went into actually achieving this I’m really quite amazed it only took a year.  From selling a business and a house, to packing up, I wrote another post on de-cluttering, storing…

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How To Create a Utility Room on a Boat

In October of last year my partner and I picked up the last of the packing boxes, handed over the keys and walked away from our house which we’d lived in for 14 happy years. We did this with certainty in our minds that we were doing the right thing as time had very quickly,…

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We did it! We moved onto the boat!

It took a while, but we finally moved on board our boat – Head in the Clouds. Our new home!

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The Wonders of Decluttering

The best thing about moving out of a house and moving onto our boat, I can say in one word…Decluttering.

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It’s all happening…

Moving onto the boat is becoming reality

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A cheeky little canal cruise to Sprotbrough – And relax…

With a long Bank holiday weekend behind us, Jon and I had asked ourselves the question…a short jaunt in Polly the camper van or a little trip out in the canal boat?

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It’s time to sell up and live on a boat…

  So since returning from our amazing time in Canada, we’ve been suffering from post holiday blues.

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