Moving home with a difference

Moving home with a difference

Grace and I have moved home together four times. The first was when we moved into our first home, newly wed. A tiny council flat. The next two were into successively larger houses to accommodate a growing family, and then two elderly, widowed mums. The fourth move was...
Boaters Have Problems with the Time

Boaters Have Problems with the Time

Not time in general, but the time. The hour of the day. We never know what it is. Many’s the time boaters greet each other with Good morning! at two in the afternoon. Or three. We were told early on that a boater who says Good morning simply hasn’t yet had his...
Space – The Final Frontier by Roger Distill

Space – The Final Frontier by Roger Distill

(frontier: noun – The extreme limit of understanding or achievement in a particular area (Oxford English Dictionary)) There were two reactions from friends when they heard we were moving onto Kantara. One was “Wow! How exciting!”, and the other, “Why??” Though the...
Making the Move – By Roger Distill

Making the Move – By Roger Distill

In 2011, when Grace and I finally had the retirement-opportunity to realise our long-held dream and buy a narrowboat to live on, we’d had quite a few canal holidays. Lots of experience, we thought, albeit only in week-long stints. But actually making a 60′...

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