Plastic Boats- a Halloween Horror with Chardonnay One of the Odd 11 Most Dreaded Halloween Horrors of the Cut- this one belongs in Monaco! Let me introduce you to Her Royal Majesty, who sits perched high up on a stool at the cruiser’s stern, so stiff her pale makeup will crack if she smiles; I […]
Discover the incredible health benefits of stinging nettle, from anti-inflammatory properties to high nutritional value. Stinging nettle benefits are tremendous! A sore tongue or a swollen throat would not be beneficial at all, so it is necessary to blanch the nettles in boiling water first! But wait around to find out why you should make […]
The majority of Brits don’t live on a houseboat. So you think it would be fun to give your tiny room a makeover? Jump aboard!
Where can you take your little boat this summer? Dive in and find out!
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you. What Boat Interior Hustles do you need to know before you begin a re-build? Small Boat Interiors- The Reality! A narrowboat interior re-jig is like climbing Everest. Narrowboats are… yep, you got it- Narrow! Be advised then, about boat renovations- if you are excited talking partners […]
Going organic off-grid Butter is bad for you because the fat clogs your arteries right? So that’s why you switched to margarine. Take a closer look at this full-fat spread which was ushered out during the Second World War, and you might just change your mind. Who Invented Butter? Are you a middle-aged caveman? Then you’ll remember […]
Here’s What Really Matters in Magnet Fishing is a humorous and descriptive story about this unusual canal hobby.
Nightmare Christmas! Sound familiar? I get it- you’ve met with the Grinch, and he’s out to ruin yet another festive holiday
Windmills, ghosts and giants? Yikes! Wind turbines and narrowboats- yes, you too can be 100% off-grid on a boat! The great and gentle whooshing of blades towers over the odd green hill and windy salt sea flat like gentle giants. Even close up, they make only a discreet sound. At first glimpse one appears grey […]
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How do you Paint a Canal Boat? Narrow boat art is bright and bold, and painting a canal boat is daunting. You can’t hide it away in the attic when you’re done. It’s a giant public artwork whether you like it or not! But should we be too precious about it? We’ve all seen those […]
Sizzling Summers Off the Beaten Track- How to Party Outdoors with a BBQ.
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