Tale Weaver/ Fairy Tale # 179 – Voyage of Discovery – 12/7/18

Ah Michael, so this is our task this week.
This week see what tale you can weave in which a Voyage of Discovery occurs.
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I’m playing catchup now and wondering where I can go with the prompt this week.
Voyages of discovery can cover a multitude of things, but I guess the most logical is something to do with our days on the boat.
We were liveaboards for three years, and it was a good life.
We discovered, or should I say, re-discovered, what was actually important to us, and how we didn’t need as much as we thought we did compared to living in a house.

The transition to more frugal living wasn’t exactly difficult for us as we were already living to a budget. If anything, because we didn’t have some of the luxuries of the cottage such as a freezer or washing machine, we adjusted quickly and learned to be more conservative with the way we lived. We didn’t go without, ate well and kept warm and dry, once we’d sorted out how to deal with the condensation problems!

I wouldn’t trade those three years for anything.
Sure I had major reservations (read as  what the hell have we done!!!!!) on day one, but it’s amazing how things look better over that first cup of tea in your new home.
Every day was a learning curve, it was fun, frustrating, annoying, hysterically funny, but at the end of the day, we had a home.
Home is not a house. Home is where the Love is.

Photos: Moored at Stratford Upon Avon: Top July 2016, Bottom Aug 2015.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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8 Responses to Tale Weaver/ Fairy Tale # 179 – Voyage of Discovery – 12/7/18

  1. Michael says:

    Your last line sums it all up Di.

  2. “it was fun, frustrating, annoying, hysterically funny, but at the end of the day, we had a home.” astute and wonderful
    A life of challenges and experiences adds up to such rich memories and discussions. Live life. It’s worth it, right?

  3. Suzanne says:

    I can imagine how stimulating living on a boat for three years must have been. Just being able to travel so freely from place to place must have been liberating. Like you, I love living in unconventional spaces and find it really stimulates my creativity. At present I live in a suburban box and find it can get really boring.

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