Photos of recently enjoyed things // Last days of summer

Dare I say we're all recovered from that awful cold that's taken us over? I don't mind being sick per say (though this one was so rough it totally turned me into a whining baby one poor husband that had to convince me to NOT go to the hospital for a cold haha. I mostly hate the way being sick warps time. I mean summer is already almost over to our dismay and it seems like I blinked and the last two weeks were gone. My to do list, on the other hand, has let me know exactly how much time I've missed haha and I've been slowly trying to get back ahead of all my responsibilities. Hope you and yours are making the most of these last few weeks too, soon enough it will be "pumpkin everything" season and we'll no longer have the boat open as I sit here and write these posts. Honestly, I'm a little worried for the cold weather and the adjustment of living in the marina to come, yikes! Only time will tell what it will be like. 

Here's some photos from recent (no longer sick) adventures. 


She's been wearing that bathing suit pretty much every day she would sleep in it if I let her, possibly have to burn it once summer is over haha. Also, is the GW Bush in the background?! Haha did a triple check. 


Lately, G's been taking on a very independent attitude, totally natural for her age but not going to lie when she doesn't want a cuddle or my advice. My husband has had to step in and cheer me up a few times. I mean I know this happens with kids, they grow up...but MY BABY!!!!!!


She's also been testing me by becoming more of a daddy's girl lately to see how I'll respond. It's cool, I'm not hurt at all guys, no not at all. I'm only the person who birthed her and spends every moment of every day with her. Ya know, mum that homeschools and all. Did I say I'm not hurt AT ALL about it..... Kay, yeah I'm a jealous mess, I admit it. 


She did head off to camp for 3 nights, missed her like crazy but after the move, all the time and attention being spent on the boat she deserved to get out and have some fun for herself. All week she was super excited to go than when we arrived she didn't want us to leave, I knew she still loves me! She ended up staying and having an absolute blast. HUGE THANK YOU to our Patreons for making this trip possible for her. 


We promptly went for a grown up only pub meal after dropping her off. I had a martini I had been craving and he had a huge plate of lamb. It was fun but always an adjustment to being without the child. We ate out most of the weekend and eventually eased back into just being "us" and not us + kid. 


Having the boat to myself for a solid seven hours that Monday I was able to shoot all the Sailing Boss videos. I'm so excited how the program is turning out! 


This little pile of pretty textiles and colors made me very happy the other day. Maybe it was the fact I could clean the boat and not have it messed up two mins later by little sticky hands that really was making me happy haha?! 


The biggest news as of lately though has been finished G's room enough she could move in. Having her out of the saloon has given the boat a whole new, lighter, and spacious feeling. There's still months of work to be done in every single corner of this boat but being able to sit around our table and have our own private spaces is a huge change. A lovely, wonderful change! 


Wiped out from camp in her own bed. <3 

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Beautiful moon rise behind the boat over the marina. We didn't see the eclipse here since it was so cloudy but part of me is totally cool with that because we get so many awesome sky scenes like this almost every day. 

Hey, a photo post without a sunset! Have a lovely rest of week friends.


Photos of recently enjoyed things // We all have a cold 8(

Hello Friends, 

Happy Monday! I love Mondays actually, I'm one of those rare people out there that do it seems. Don't get me wrong, I love me a solid rest filled weekend but I guess it's a good sign enjoying your life and work when Mondays are just as happy, right?!

We're actually recovering from nasty colds here on our end, the weather here has been so up and down it's like fall flus and colds have hit the UK early. We tried to shoot a video we've been planning on doing for some time now for the channel yesterday and called it quits when I sneezed almost four times on camera. Right back into bed I went and the shoot was rescheduled for another weekend (here's hoping this coming weekend bring better weather!). 

Anyhow here are some recent photos from the last couple week. Sparing you any sick faced ones haha! 

Remember I mentioned how awesome people in the marina are?! Well, see this monster as the proof! So many of our neighbors have been dropping off fresh veg their friends grow to us lately I'm starting to worry they think we don't feed our kid or something haha (I kid, I kid). 

A sunrise photo to balance out all those sunset ones.

Best man in the world. Point blank, end of story, he really is the best. On a side note, any advice on how to tie this beast of a boat up properly?! Any wind and we're creaking like mad lately. 

Girl takes her ballet serious haha! 

And the entire dock has become her stage. I have all the dirty stockings to prove it. 

Bluebird Teas sent us a box of goodies because they are awesome like that. This is their "summer blend" in a fancy new cold brew bottle (that is perfect for making sun tea on the boat deck!) helped me survive this cold. THANK YOU Bluebird

I get a kick out of the random feet (well not like random strangers it's my family's feet...just randomly appearing) outside the window when I'm in the kitchen doing dishes. 

Also, our neighbor moved to a different part of the marina so shame free knicker drying happening over here nowadays, at least until we get a new neighbor that is. Not gonna lie, it's been awesome just having water outside our windows and not another boat though. 

Can I please get some "mom points" for this one?! No way I'm paying some bloke £20 on the street for something I can do in the comfort of our own home. I even added sparkly beads. #winningatmomming

Compulsory sunset shot! You think I would have a photo post without one?! Have a wonderful week friends! New episode coming out Friday.


What you have vs what you want.

Guys, I'm SO excited, like a little kid, because this week our pressurized/hot water system and shore power are being installed. Simple things most homes have like water that runs when you move a tap and sockets in each room we have lived without since moving on board and let me tell you, I'm so excited to be able to wash dishes with hot water, not have to lug in 25L jugs anymore (water has in input of 100L we just put the hose into!) and mostly not trip over the ever present extension chord as we'll be able to plug in where we need, when we need starting Friday. These things aren't life ending sure, but in such a small space (half the boat is still out of service!) they affect your day to day. 

The biggest thing I think I've been learning about though since moving in is our relationship with food. As you can imagine with half the boat not in a useable state yet, our food storage is limited to about one cupboard. This combined with the fact we don't yet have an oven (only three burners) and no fridge make for some creative cooking. The threat of rapidly spoiling fresh food and forced smaller batch cooking mean we no longer cook/eat "what we want" but "what we have". And with this comes less waste, less non parishable food will sit unused for weeks and easy access to what we do have even the spices means we're using everything. It feels right. 

This means more shopping every couple days sure but that also means more time spent as a family getting out biking or walking to the shop and fresher healthier food all around. I realize if we lived in a warmer climate not having a fridge wouldn't really be an option. I currently can leave nut milk out here in the UK and use over three days which wouldn't be possible if we lived in say Portugal but I'll be taking these lessons I'm learning into our family's future for sure. Less sometimes it more, and more somethings isn't better.