Welcome Aboard…

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Last year, the one-woman powerhouse at the Mookychicks magazine asked me to write a miniseries about life on a boat (which you can read by clicking the links)
Boat basics
Interior decor for a tiny home
And the final word!

I’ve had a lot of follow-up messages about boating life but if you follow my instagram, you’ll have noticed a lot of sand, a very grubby person that looks a bit like me and several cars with teeth- so I thought I’d bring you back to my place. Would you like a tour? 🙂
If there’s anything I haven’t covered in my boat-related articles (or anything in general you want to ask), I’ll film a Q+A. The reign of Lord Voldefone is over and my new phone shoots video- hoorah!

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Front room. Straight ahead you will see a teeny tiny kitchen, pot plants in various stages of death and miscellaneous piles of stuff.

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Turned around and plonked myself on the sofa. I’m probably thinking about how I should finish those doors off. ;P

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There is always an occasion for Blue Steel. 😛
Here is my collection of random stuff. Presents from friends, things I pick up on my travels and bits of tree and bird that I bring inside 😛
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The problem with a narrowboat is it’s really bloody narrow!!! This is the corridor from the front room to my bedroom. All the cool kids use sieves as tools of measurement these days…

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The view from my bed. The porthole behind me is a door which leads to my teeny weeny zen garden. 😀

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I don’t get to see it much at the moment- it’s cold out there and at the moment, I wake up in an ice fortress- the windows are frosted over both outside and in, and when my fire starts throwing out heat, the ‘window ice’ melts to show me a flat frozen canal and occasional gatherings of confused and slightly miserable ducks trying to ice skate. Winter is not fun and I get chilblains if I don’t keep the temperature as constant as I can!! Nothing says ‘Victorian maid’ like chilblains. 😛

There you go. Boat. 😀 The front deck still needs to be made into a Mad Max style ‘sitting and chilling’ place but that’s this Spring’s project unless I’m across another ocean!
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I’m booking travel into July now and getting way too excited about the possibility going back to Europe sooner rather than later. I’ve also booked myself a little getaway to stay in a friend’s lakeside house this weekend and I’m hoping for a good frosty morning that I can go and photograph. Speaking of my friends, I know a lot of interesting and creative people so am considering featuring one a month. I’m going to give it a trial so give me feedback please. Would you like to hear about kick ass plus-size fashion? An urban explorer who also happens to model? One of the world’s leading “adventure” photographers? A team of ‘wolf walkers’? Let me know. 😀

Faith x

Vest top: Primark (customised)
Make-up: Barry M and Make Up Revolution
All jewellery- gifts from friends or found on the floor. (Yep.)
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  1. charlotte lister

    Hey thanks for this . i am currently looking to buy a Dutch barge and looking at funky people with interesting boat ideas , so thank you !

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