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    We bought a narrowboat

     We bought a narrowboat Oh yes we did! We bought a narrowboat. After much toing and froing we bought a narrowboat. What follows is an account of our first 4 days and the things we have learned so far. The boat was moored at North Kilworth Marina, quite some way from home. Just getting there with a car jammed full of essentials and a dog was an adventure. Our car is electric and does not have a huge range, so quite a few charge stops were required. After an almost 4 hour journey we arrived to load up our new…

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    Our first narrowboat journey

    on the narrowboat Our first narrowboat journey We did it! Took our first narrowboat journey. It was a long weekend with local hire company Shire Cruisers.  We booked a Friday to Monday on their smallest boat Devon. On arrival we…

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    Meal plans – w/e 23/09/21

    Meal Plans – w/e 23/09/21 We are a household of 2 – yet we have 3 freezers and they are all currently almost full. We need to run them down so we can get used to living without this much…

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    Our narrowboat Wishlist

    Our narrowboat Wishlist I have to start by saying we are realists, we know that for now and for this first foray into living on a narrowboat there will be compromises.  We still have a few things that are deal…

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    All change at the Mill

        I have had itchy feet for a while now. Do not worry, no fungal infections… what I mean is I want to move. If you follow me on any socials, you will have realised I have become a…

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    Yard and Coop Manchester review

    Yard and Coop is a fried chicken restaurant in Manchester.  I had been craving proper fried chicken for ages, so we decided to go for my birthday lunch. Yard and Coop The restaurant itself is light, but not brightly lit.…

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    Another week another meal plan

    Last weeks meal plans went rather awry. We had a huge delivery of wood, which took me 2 days to move. This extra physical labour on top of my usual chores left me drained. So we had a few ready…

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    Meal plans w/e 17th January 2020

    Another week another meal plan. A mix of old favourites and some new dishes.  We managed to mostly stick to last weeks plan, dropped one day as I was so tired and neither of us were very hungry.  Am pleased…

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    Meal plans 4th – 10th January 2020

    Meal plans Meal plans for the week. Trying to plan for 3 meals plus snacks a day. my attempt to keep my eating on track. Saturday Breakfast: Boiled eggs and soldiers Lunch: Soup and bread Tea:  Pizza – One with potatoes…

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    20 for 2020 – goals for the year

    20 for 2020; No resolutions as they are made to be broken.  Instead I am setting myself 20 goals. People are already tweeting about it being the roaring twenties. Well I am woman hear me roar. With my big gob…