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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A Day Of Contrasts

I awoke this morning really early, to the sound of very noisy birds, singing & twittering to their hearts content, not caring at all that there are people trying to sleep on this boat. I was quite excited because today I was travelling to London.  

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A Good Excuse to go back to Canada!

Going to Whistler last year, was supposed to be a one off ‘special’ snowboarding trip for us and although we had a great time, we certainly didn’t think we’d be going again soon as it was a little on the expensive side, but of course it was fabulous and it left us feeling that we’d…

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An Unexpected Day in London

I was in London for a flying visit to meet my youngest son from his three months away in Canada, but as I woke up excited in my hotel room, looking forward to seeing his face, the morning soon turned out to be a disappointment to hear that his plane had been cancelled and he…

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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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9 Reasons to visit Schladming

It was our first time to Schladming so we didn’t know what to expect, but after a long and (click if you’d like to read about our) eventful journey, we thankfully arrived in this beautiful, snowy, Austrian town. Generally though, if you are visiting a town which tends to be lucky enough to have amazing…

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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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Not an easy journey to Schladming…

Yes it’s that time of year again to don the big boots, big coat, gloves, helmet and cover the face to the elements, strap a slippery board to the feet and throw ourselves off a snow covered mountain…It’s the long awaited and exciting Snowboarding time! This time we flew off to somewhere totally new to…

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One year on…

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and much merriment! For us, like most people, Christmas was a time to switch off, take a step back and spend quality time with family. We had a great Christmas in our camper van, Polly.  We drove up North on Christmas Eve to visit with my family where…

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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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Had a go at Gigging

Jon’s sister Charlotte and her daughter Molly are members of their local ‘Gigging’ club in Porthleven in Cornwall.

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My birthday visit to St Michael’s Mount

A visit to the historic town of Marazion, Cornwall

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Mud, Sweat & Fear!

Just your average weekend away in Wales

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It’s all happening…

Moving onto the boat is becoming reality

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