I’m sure you’re all bored of hearing me rabbit on so I thought I’d let Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38, take centre stage with some pics of her in her current state! There’s a lot we want to do to make her more homely, but if we start spending money on her interior we won’t have a life raft and I know what my Mum would say about that!… Read More »Hot Chocolate, our Kadey Krogen 38
There is nothing that will pick up cold, damp spirits more than a rich, indulgent cup of hot chocolate while sailing, so I’m posting my fail proof hot chocolate recipe for sailing. On SV Hot Chocolate we know better than most how that warm, rich pudding in a mug is comforting, full of the energy you need when sailing, and just plain delicious! So I thought I would share my… Read More »The best ever hot chocolate recipe for sailing!
‘If you guys do this it will be one hell of an adventure. Lots won’t go to plan or be easy but the adversity mixed with the euphoric moments will all come together to make a story worth telling. Possibly even a story worth living for. A yacht is just a tool for a job.’ John, my lovely cousin (and excellent sailor, who has given us invaluable support and advice)… Read More »We bought a sailboat!
When I imagined the dream it was full of adventure and sunsets and crystal clear waters. There were scary storms and tense repairs, there were mountain hikes and fishing successes. There were secluded beaches and palm trees and hammocks. There was not ice on the windows or scrubbing slime out of engine rooms. There was not trips to screwfix, hiding from marina staff or days feeling more than a little… Read More »The Next Chapter
My least favourite things about living on a boat has been harder to write about than my favourite things, because I couldn’t find song material to base it on. But fear not, my teenage years were not wasted and Adam is thrilled because it has meant he has got to listen to ‘But I Do Love You’ from Coyote Ugly on repeat for the last few hours. #1 I Don’t… Read More »My Least Favourite Things About Living On A Boat
Well, not exactly a Christmas without presents, but a Christmas without traditional presents. Christmas Market Mayhem Me and Adam got a bad case of ‘cabin fever’ this weekend. We need the boat to pass a little safety test before we leave and we’ve been working hard to sort out the mess of electrics and other strange things that the original owners from the 80s thought were a smart idea. … Read More »Christmas without Presents-some unusual gift ideas for jobless people
‘What’s living on a boat really like?’ Since moving onto a liveaboard this is one of the questions I get asked the most. Well actually, that’s not entirely true. I get questions like ‘Where do you shower?’ ‘How do you get water?’ and ‘Does it move all the time?’ So these are a few of my favourite things about living on a boat. Don’t worry, my least favourite things will… Read More »My favourite things about living on a boat
With all the planning and saving it’s been easy to forget why we’re doing this and going sailing for the first time was just the adventure we needed.. Both of our lives have changed drastically over night, in so many ways. It has been a hard few months. Very hard. Adam and I have had to adapt to this new way of life, worrying together that we won’t be… Read More »Sailing a yacht for the first time-our wet and windy adventure sailing in the Solent
Saving money is not easy in this day and age. The new number one thing Adam and I now say is….. ‘Sorry, we’ve got no money’ Obviously this is a lie. What we really mean is that we have no money for fun because we have no jobs and we really want to keep eating. We started preparing for this when we quit our jobs back in April. We… Read More »Saving money-what we have learnt from living on a budget
For three months. The biggest falling out me and Adam have ever had (so far, I’ll keep you updated!) occurred around the two month fixing up the boat mark. ‘I just don’t think you like living on a boat’ he said. I had been moany and snappy and generally not that nice to be around, for which I had to apologise. Luckily Adam is patient and understanding, and… Read More »That time we had to wee in a bucket…