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Welcome to our little space on the internet where we share our adventures, our alternative lifestyle living aboard a narrowboat and our thoughts on life in general.

Myself (Paul) and my wife (Lee) are very lucky. We may not have grand wealth, a big house in the country or drive around in flashy cars but we do have something very special indeed. We have a narrowboat called Hannah that we live aboard with our cheeky little Jack Russell terrier called Hector. Hannah is not a shiny show boat that we polish every week and she is most certainly no spring chicken. Hannah is a cosy, most wonderful home that we can take anywhere around the beautiful canal network of Great Britain. Hannah is a place of tranquillity away from what most people call a ‘normal’ life.

Contrary to what you may be thinking, we are not pensioners enjoying our retirement years, we are in fact middle aged working professionals who do not believe that life is all about living in the ‘rat race’. I work as a freelance graphic designer and my fair lady is a mobile hairdresser who unfortunately had to close her own salon in Dunstable due to the lockdown.

For now, we are not continuous cruisers and probably will not do so for a few years due to present circumstances but we do have a most wonderful mooring spot and the people around us are what we would consider to be very good friends.

We are probably one of the slowest boats on the canal as we really don’t see the point of seeing how far we can get, we feel it’s more about the journey and what we see rather than the miles covered. We are more than happy just pottering along for a few miles and then mooring up for a few days just to get away from it all and to enjoy the countryside and the wildlife that it brings.

Our Latest Blog Posts

Our blog is not just about pottering up and down the canal network, it’s about a whole host of things from the in’s and out’s of life in a confined space all the way through to our adventures away from Hannah the Narrowboat and our views on life in general. We don’t expect everyone to agree with our views but hey, life would be pretty mundane if everyone agreed! We hope you enjoy a little peek inside our world.

Lockdown V2.0 – Here We Go Again

Lockdown V2.0 – Here We Go Again

I try not to be political on my boat related social media and web pages but I am finding it harder and harder to stay silent. Each and every day this continues I can feel myself getting more and more wound up and even feel myself shaking with rage which really is not...

Well That Didn’t Take Long – Living In A Ditch Is Launched

Well That Didn’t Take Long – Living In A Ditch Is Launched

If you read our last post you will already know that I was thinking of launching a brand new website focusing of life on and around the waterways and written by a variety of contributors - almost like a hybrid Facebook without all the crap that goes along with it. I...

A New Project For The Winter Months?

A New Project For The Winter Months?

Winter is approaching fast and the weather has turned from glorious warm sunshine to drab, grey, rain filled skies. We all know what that means - we'll be spending more time inside our boats. Gone are the days of sitting outside in the sunshine with an ale or two...

Flying Above the Marina – An Aerial Photoshoot

Flying Above the Marina – An Aerial Photoshoot

One of the moorers here at the marina was talking to Lee and said one of our twitter photos has made it into a magazine - I think it was Towpath something or other, I can't remember! Anyway, she also told Lee than the marina manager had seen it and was going to ask us...

Why are Boaters so Angry on Social Media?

Why are Boaters so Angry on Social Media?

It's something that has confounded me for a long time now and I honestly can't fathom it. When I talk to other boaters face to face I find the vast majority of them to be friendly and helpful. Most seem to have a very similar outlook on life as I do and in general...

177 Days of the Photography Challenge

177 Days of the Photography Challenge

177 days ago just after lockdown we deceided to create a Facebook group for those of us that moor at the marina and were here for the duration. Initially we had a Whatsapp group but that fast turned into a place where people were just moaning and scaring the shite out...

About This Website

S90 Media Website

Paul (me) is a graphic designer and in July 2020, after finding that many of his clients were not in a position to continue using his services due to lockdown, decided to relaunch and rebrand his company which is now called S90 Media. This website is an example of his work so if you require a new website, a blog like this or want to start in the world of e-commerce he can certainly help. His starter sites begin at just £99. Of course he also offers a full graphic design service including illustration, photography, social media marketing and much more. Check out the brand new website by clicking the S90 Media logo above.

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