As I sit here, sipping a cup of hot nettle tea, I can hear the rain beating on my window while the wind begins to blow wildly.…… Read more “Bugsworth Canal Basin”
On the eve of officially moving onto my boat (and the canals of England), I ponder just how the hell I got here. Buying a boat was…… Read more “Why Buy a Boat?”
I have a boat. We managed to scrape up just under £2000 and in November 2018, we took the plunge and bought a 50yo fibreglass cruiser. It…… Read more “Maiden Voyage: Manchester to London”
The excitement is beginning to build as I’ll finally be granted the opportunity of exploring this magnificent country and fulfilling my childhood dream. In just over twelve…… Read more “Less Bills, More Life”
It’s only been a week and this whole canal thing is really testing my patience. According to local folk, you’re not a fully fledged boater until you’ve…… Read more “Baptism, Canal Style”
The assault last week really took the wind out of my sails. I lost a lot of my confidence and was going to resign from my position…… Read more “Yorkshire Rehab”
Standing all day in the one location makes you very aware of your surroundings. I reckon I discovered more in one day than I’ve done in my…… Read more “As Big As The Beetles”
The gorgeous Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
An alternative to store bought washing liquid without the use of harsh chemicals. Safer on your clothes and body. Safe for use on the canal eco-system.
When was the last time you read the back label of a product you purchased? And when was the last time you looked up the ingredients used…… Read more “Read The Label : Demystifying Body Wash”
An updated version of my coconut shampoo with a new ingredient.
A couple of months ago, I setup another site called All I Can Afford. It’s a website dedicated to those who are looking for an alternative life…… Read more “Life On Water: A Boat Buyers Guide”
As I prepare myself for life on the water, so does my inclination to lead a more natural, chemical free, alternative lifestyle, with more nutritious, organic foods,…… Read more “Home Made Shampoo v1”
When we arrived in Britain, we had no possessions of any kind. What didn’t fit into one suitcase didn’t come with us. We didn’t really have the…… Read more “Starting Over”
Bali is the reason I made the decision to move to Britain. Just before we immigrated, we went to Asia first. Until this trip, I had seen…… Read more “Bali, Indonesia”
Australia is a very old country dating back 40,000 years at the time of native Aboriginal settlement. British settlement dates back just 230 years. It’s also a…… Read more “Australia: An Essential Guide”
Given how much travel I’m doing around Britain, I took the plunge and bought a Chromebook. It’s essentially a scaled down laptop designed for people on the…… Read more “Blogging On The Go”
With a worldwide reputation for producing steel products, Sheffield is a popular South Yorkshire town located at the foothills of the Peak District National Park. A visit…… Read more “Sheffield, South Yorkshire”
If you want British history, York is a must see. Founded by the Ancient Romans, around 70A.D. York has lasted the test of time and today, its…… Read more “York – As old as the Romans”
A trip to Britain is not complete without an excursion to the famous Lake District made famous by children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. We drove up…… Read more “The Lake District”
I first discovered the canals in a childhood fantasy story called Wind in the Willows. It was recorded on cassette tape. The story was so beautifully produced…… Read more “Cruising The Cut”
B.O.A.T. stands for Break Out Another Thousand. If you’re intending to buy a boat as an alternative way of living, there is a minimum cost to ownership…… Read more “B.O.A.T.”
I’ve finally taken the plunge and bought a boat. It’s older than me, 23 feet long, made of fibreglass, is powered by a 8hp petrol outboard engine…… Read more “First Night, First Boat”