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How is your year so far? For us, the last few days of January have been most hectic with 2 major events: school starting again and (probably more significant for Terry and I) the sale of our beloved boat. The decision was a few months in the making and it took even longer to complete the final move. I will spare you the details of days spent packing personal items, scrubbing and… Read More

In Australia, summer starts on Dec 1 and we were lucky enough to spend our first summer weekend on the boat, cruising around the Sydney Harbour. I say lucky because the opportunity doesn’t present itself that often, as we live a few hours away by boat. But this time, the boat had been in the city all week for maintenance, and being launched back in the water on a Friday, we thought… Read More

It’s been mayhem on board for the past few weeks. The time has finally come to move off our beloved boat and relocate ashore, in our old house. As most people would know, moving is stressful and time consuming. Especially when you decide, like us, to shun the help of professional removalists and stagger the workload in stages over the course of the Easter holidays! It started easy enough, with the sorting… Read More

Summer is gone and autumn has slowly but surely crept up on us. Crisp mornings and warm sunny afternoons on good days, rain and cold winds on bad days…the weather is certainly changing! Same in the galley, where I am still trying to use up the various ingredients garnered during our world cruise: jars of condiments, tins of beans and preserved vegetables…all adding spice and excitement to our dinners. But nothing beats… Read More

Sometimes after a busy eating schedule or hot day on the boat, we only want to eat something light. I love salads, especially the “kitchen sink” type where a quick survey of the fridge’s content meets with my imagination. On a quick passage from Tonga to Fiji recently, the crew felt like something light and fresh for lunch. I came up with this salad, which I called “salade fraicheur”, French for “freshness… Read More