This is home:

On this glorious day, welcome to our home.


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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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25 Responses to This is home:

  1. colinandray says:

    Very nice. Having spent numerous years in caravans, I am very familiar with the “maximizing space” concept! It looks you have a front and rear deck (=2 gardens!); living area + kitchen; toilet/shower; and bedroom. What more could you possibly want? Lovely looking boat! 🙂

    • Thanks! We call our bow The Conservatory, and the helm The Mud Room. Getting the covers was priority for the winter, and have proved a godsend, especially as getting aboard, you come directly into ‘the bedroom’. Until they were fitted, we got a little wet when it rained and it was a game getting us, the dog, and our coats dry!
      We arrived here at the end of July, so it wasn’t too bad. We’re pleased with her anyway, she’s comfortable and we have everything we need.

  2. scifihammy says:

    You have everything you need – like a mini flat – but looks like you have to be ship-shape to keep everything tidy. 🙂

  3. I am highly impressed at your ability to live in such a small space! (Also, I have been quite curious about your boat for a while now – this is great to get a better idea of what it is like!).

    • Glad you like it. It was a bit daunting at first, but we offloaded all of the unnecessary stuff, and it’s surprising how little we really need.

      • Perhaps someday I will be able to do something similar – when we were moving, I began to realize how little I actually need, but how much I have. (Note: all the shoes fell into “need”). I was thinking of starting the big purge with books – something I have huge trouble getting rid of, but with e-books, how many do I actually need? There are a few I have and re-read often, but beyond that, they just gather dust.

      • We knew we were going to downsize from our 3 bed, 2 reception cottage, but had no idea we’d end up here. When we sold the house, we got everything, including my peugeot 206 car, into a 20 foot shipping container. Then we had to go through the lot again to transport what was left in our two cars, then another purge as we still had too much!
        Never had a thing about shoes, in fact I hate that and clothes shopping of any description!

      • We have a 10×20 storage shed storing things until we get a house – and a 10×10 shed. And an extra bedroom at the apartment (and the apartment for that matter). And three cars. Obviously, we are not currently downsizing!

        And the clothes and shoes would get me – I love them for myself almost as much as I love them for Choppy!

      • Sounds like Choppy’s wardrobe is quite large then!

      • It took up five rather large bins – it *might* be slightly out-of-hand.

  4. charlypriest says:

    That type of house has been my dream since a kid, I think you can fit one more person there….can I move in?
    By the way great poetry I read earlier on, glad you stumbled upon one of my posts

    • Welcome to my blog, glad to have you aboard, even if it is by proxy sotospeak. Our boat is a 41 footer, and just 6’10 wide, but she’s home and we’re comfortable.
      Hope you find things of interest here as like you I write about different things (boat, dog, budgets, memories, family, nature etc and the odd poem). Sorry to read of the loss of your dog.

  5. lbeth1950 says:

    You and Maggie have a wonderful home.

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