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Living the Dream

Finally, boatdwellers

Finally, boatdwellers

We’re officially liveaboards! Last night was our second one on board as residents  The boat still looks like we’ve been burgled, but the house is now empty and pristine and ready for some new occupiers – we just need the real estate to rustle some […]

Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

Becoming liveaboards – the final countdown

We’re moving aboard in 3 days.  The house is becoming emptier and more spacious and echoey, while the boat is bursting at the seams.  There are crates of stuff piled in every cabin as there hasn’t been time to stow our belongings, and you have to climb […]

Whitsunday Times article

Whitsunday Times article

Lovely write up in the Whitsunday Times today 😀 (Tilly was sad she’s not in the pics cos she was away that day) Now we just need to actually get on board and GO somewhere! http://ow.ly/XVPD30dAGYM Sailing family ‘going where the wind will take them’ Peter Carruthers […]

Radio interview

Radio interview

Our radio interview on ABC Tropical North was broadcast today.  It’s very strange hearing a recording of yourself, but it went well and we’re hoping it’ll give other families food for thought. CLICK HERE to listen.

Fame and fortune?

Fame and fortune?

We had a lot of fun filming on Iron Will today.  ABC’s daily analysis and social commentary programme “The Drum” are planning a segment on why some Aussie families choose an unconventional lifestyle, and we’re going to be one of those unconventional families! It started […]

Past lives – working on boats

Past lives – working on boats

We’ve had some people asking about our past, before kids, when we used to work on boats.  We met working on an awesome 50m private yacht with a crew of 12. This is a beautiful boat that just goes round and round and round the […]

The weekend of many “firsts”

The weekend of many “firsts”

We took the boat out for the first time at the weekend.  Matt had the weekend off (rare) but the weather forecast was NOT looking good! We had gales in the week leading up and we were a leetle bit nervous about our plans.  Putting […]

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

We spent our first night on board at the weekend.  Matt suggested we “camp out”, so we packed our pillows and sleeping bags, a washbag and towels, an esky with food and non-alcoholic champagne PLUS a ridiculous amount of Beanie Boos, books, torches, glow in […]