hello from my narrowboat (currently in Newbury)

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Sarah Mack
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hello from my narrowboat (currently in Newbury)

Post: # 258653Post Sarah Mack
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:28 pm

Hi, my name is Sarah and I live on my narrowboat (foxy lady (hendrix ref!)) With my soulmate Richard and our 18 month old daiughter Mia. Have lived on waterways for over 4 yrs now, and have never looked back. We enjoy living a sustainablish life as best we can. Obviously we can't have an allotment as we are travellers, and u r limited to what u can grow on a narrowboat. But we do generate all our electric from solar panels in the summer months. I hopefully can input ideas to this forum. Apart from boating our hobbies include making our own booze, drinking it, sharing it and listening to music

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Post: # 258660Post Thomzo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:38 pm

Hi and welcome from just up the road in Swindon.

Your lifestyle sounds idyllic. Do tell me that there are downsides, as I'd love to do what you're doing.

Zoe
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Post: # 258664Post baldybloke
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:20 pm

Hello from just down the cut in Devizes.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: # 258667Post Milims
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:51 pm

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: # 258670Post Pumpkin&Piglet
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:02 pm

I too think this way of life sounds fab!

Are there any struggles with having your little one in this environment? We have two little boys (3 and 1) and I would seriously consider a major lifestyle change with them if my husband and I can agree on one!

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Post: # 258717Post Millymollymandy
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:32 am

Hi and welcome! Gosh lots of newbies living on narrowboats! :thumbright:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Post: # 258987Post MuddyWitch
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:52 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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Post: # 259004Post bonniethomas06
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:05 am

Hi from a bit further along in Chippenham!
"A pretty face is fine, but what a farmer needs is a woman who can carry a pig under each arm"

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http://www.theparttimesmallholder.blogspot.com

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Post: # 259018Post eco-mick
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:55 pm

Hello

Gosh - brings back good memories walking that canel path from Viccy Park to Thatcham in my younger years - will be back down in Newbury come July time in my 4 wheel house to see all of the changes..

Have fun

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Post: # 259050Post Rosendula
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:40 pm

Hi Sarah :wave:
Rosey xx

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