Diary

Our Year In Pictures

With 2020 just around the corner, we thought it was time for a little look back on 2019. This has been one of the most eventful years of our lives (For Adam the most eventful was the year he met me, obviously). With so much change it’s hard to process it all, and we have spent quite a large amount of time this year saying ‘I can’t believe this is… Read More »Our Year In Pictures

The Before And After Photo

Before and after photos are the in thing right now. Everyone loves to see that quick fix, the imperfect ‘before’ photo next to the shiny, new, ‘after’ version. It’s so satisfying to see the stark comparison, it makes change seem ever so easy and achievable, and more importantly it shows everyone just how far we’ve come. When we visited Adam’s old boat moored up safely in Shepperton marina, we got… Read More »The Before And After Photo

Today I feel brave

This is a title I wrote a while ago, when I was feeling strong. This title was written on a day when I felt like there was no problem too big and nothing I couldn’t overcome. I have lots of days like that. Days when I am confident, self assured and happy. On these days I feel like the me I think I am, and the me I want other… Read More »Today I feel brave

How We’re Going Skiing On A Budget

Can you really go skiing on a budget? We are about to find out! As I said in my previous post, I really thought summer was never going to end. If you had asked us mid season what our winter plans were we would have looked at you very perplexed. Winter? What winter? But I guess this summer wouldn’t have been quite so special if it could have lasted forever.… Read More »How We’re Going Skiing On A Budget

Top Of The Flops: The Biggest Fails Of 2019

This seasons ultimate fails. We have met two types of sailors. Ones that say they know everything, and ones that will admit they don’t. We refuse to become one of those sailors that pretends to know everything, and never learns. It’s one of our biggest complaints with sailing-these forums where people pick apart what people have done before something goes horribly wrong. How can you possibly know what you would… Read More »Top Of The Flops: The Biggest Fails Of 2019

The end of the summer

I don’t think there has ever been a time in my life when I haven’t been aware of the end of summer. Maybe when I was a child and I didn’t understand what summer holidays were, but for as long as I can remember my life has been defined by educational holidays. Summer started at the beginning of the summer holidays, and ended when I went back to school, in… Read More »The end of the summer

Parents on board

I think this car sticker was designed for new parents. Ones with a three month old, who are suffering from sleepless nights and newborn baby anxieties, not ones who are visiting their gone 30 year old daughter. But I had some serious worries that we would need to get one of these stickers for the boat after my parents had experienced a night on board Hot Chocolate. This wasn’t a… Read More »Parents on board