Wanted: small boat for excited woman and three cats

August 6, 2013

Getting the boat survey done

August 9, 2013

Downsizing (1)

August 11, 2013

Interior – first sketch

August 11, 2013

Electrics – first sketch

August 11, 2013
Plan of boat showing gas and water tanks and fittings

Gas and water – first sketch

August 11, 2013

Boat history – first steps

August 12, 2013

Boat history – the search continues

August 13, 2013

Let your boat of life be light

August 14, 2013

Starting the carpentry

August 16, 2013

Internal rust

August 17, 2013

Bilge

August 23, 2013

Taylor’s Boatyard

August 24, 2013

Sketchup 1 – galley/living space

August 26, 2013
Sketch of electrics circuitry showing 12 and 240v points

Boat electrics – sketch 2

August 29, 2013
Plan of boat showing gas and water tanks and fittings

Gas and water – sketch 2

August 29, 2013

Maiden voyage

August 30, 2013

Golden Nook Farm

August 31, 2013

Swallow

September 2, 2013

Jumble sale

September 2, 2013

Starting the kitchen

September 8, 2013

First night aboard

September 8, 2013

Kitchen worktops

September 13, 2013

Kitchen carpentry the right way

September 14, 2013
Close up of small black stove

Warmth!

September 20, 2013

Finishing up the kitchen units

September 27, 2013

Sunday sunshine: cleaning Emma’s boat

September 30, 2013

Narrowboat bagua

September 30, 2013

Think I might need a new mattress

September 30, 2013
Nice clean white roof after some cleaning.

Scrubbing up

September 30, 2013

Toilet humour

October 3, 2013

Narrowboat electrics 1

October 3, 2013

Planning my route

October 4, 2013

Migration 1 – Chester to Manchester

October 23, 2013

A few tunnels

October 23, 2013

Migration 2 – Manchester and the Rochdale Nine

October 24, 2013

The stern gland greaser

October 25, 2013

Migration 3 – The Manchester 18

October 25, 2013

Air in the diesel

October 26, 2013

Migration 4 – Chadderton to Todmorden

October 27, 2013

What they say, and what they mean

November 5, 2013

Costs so far

November 6, 2013

A studio on dry land

November 7, 2013

Windows: Now without water pouring in!

November 8, 2013

Insulating the ceiling

November 9, 2013

Two weeks of rushing and hard work

November 14, 2013

Moving on board

November 17, 2013

Minus one this morning…

November 19, 2013

Frost

November 23, 2013

Cats on board

November 23, 2013

Lamplighter Festival

November 23, 2013

Bringing it all back home

November 29, 2013

Sunday jobs

December 1, 2013

New office all set up!

December 2, 2013

Keeping clean without running water

December 11, 2013

Cold, slow winter update (leaks)

January 10, 2014

Running water

January 11, 2014

I’ve got gas

February 10, 2014
Narrowboat gas cooker

Cooking on gas

March 3, 2014

Weekend jobs

March 8, 2014

On doorways

March 15, 2014
narrowboat fridge

New fridge

March 15, 2014

The perfect cupboard

May 28, 2014

Boat shuffle

June 1, 2014

Painting 1 – tackling the rust

July 3, 2014

Painting 2 – preparation

July 6, 2014

Painting 3 – red red red!

July 7, 2014

A busy evening

July 17, 2014
Narrowboat for sale

Paintwork nearly finished…

August 16, 2014

BSS boat safety examination

August 17, 2014
Nice bright colourful rug from Spirals in Hebden Bridge

Knick-knacks

August 18, 2014

Before and after

September 17, 2014

T’other way: Todmorden to Manchester on the Rochdale Canal (on Emma’s boat)

September 17, 2014

Swallow is for sale!

September 17, 2014

Some last minute DIY

September 20, 2014

Preparing to cruise

September 22, 2014

Moving house – Swallow goes to Manchester

September 25, 2014

A new kitchen seat

September 27, 2014

Winter fuel and clean air

October 17, 2014

A bit of a squash

October 17, 2014

All change

August 18, 2015

Empress – the story so far

August 18, 2015