Continuous Cruisers

Lifestyle, London

HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

When people ask me what it’s like to live on a boat I say, “It’s different.” “What’s so different about it?” And since they ask I sum up the long, boring, explanatory list about electricity, water, internet, the toilet-situation and by this they always seem to regret even asking. But when we come to the part about being continuous cruisers they seem light up again. You see, this is the best part, the moving around part. Every 7th to 14th day we have to move on, depending on where we have been moored, and that’s what makes life like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get…

Cathrine

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The Love Boat

Fashion, Lifestyle

“I’M NOT THAT KIND OF HIPPIE”

Husker dere den sangen fra TV-serien The Love Boat? Det var egentlig det jeg ville kalle båten den gangen vi kjøpte den, The Love Boat, men vi bestemte oss for å beholde båtens originale navn, Butterfly. I begynnelsen følte jeg ikke at jeg var den typen dame i det hele tatt, som kunne bo i en båt so het Butterfly. “Jeg er ikke den type hippie,” tenkte jeg. Men man kan venne seg til mye…

Do you remember that song from the TV-series, The Love Boat? That’s actually what I wanted to call the boat when we bought it, The Love Boat, but we decided to keep the original name, Butterfly. In the beginning I felt like I wasn’t that kind of woman at all, who could live on a boat called Butterfly. “I’m not that kind of hippie,” I thought. But then you change…

IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS…

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A GOOD QUOTE ALWAYS COMES IN HANDY.

“There is always calm in the midst of chaos, love in the midst of hate, and hope in the midst of despair. You may not find them immediately, but have faith and hold tightly to your beliefs”

– Susan Gale –

Cathrine

 

Documenting boatlife with selfie after selfie…

Fashion, Lifestyle

WHEN YOU JUST HAVE TO SHARE A MOMENT…

All those hard winters? Totally worth it… Just had to share this moment with you. This is what London can be like too… #bigcityliving

BTW, who needs a selfie-stick when you’ve got really long arms ; )

Cathrine

My favourite part about living on a house boat is…

Fashion, Lifestyle

MY WALK-IN CLOSET

Jeg tror de fleste har en idé om at husbåtliv lærer én at man ikke trenger noe, at livet blir så rent og enkelt den dagen man går i ett med kanalen, at ting er noe materialistisk tøys, at alt man trenger er litt diesel på tanken og et stille tre man kan legge til under. Det er helt sikkert noen som har det sånn, men jeg er like glad i tøyet og TV’en og tingene mine som før, og det beste av alt er at jeg er ombord med en mann som forstår meg. Det var derfor han bygde et walk-in closet til meg. Det kaller jeg kjærlighet det!

I think most people have this idéa that living on a houseboat will teach you that you don’t need anything, that life is so simple and balanced when you become one with the canal, that things are materialistic nonsense, that everything you need is a little diesel on the tank and a peaceful tree to moor by. I’m sure that this is the truth for a lot of people, but I’m just as happy about my clothes, the TV and my things as I was before, and best of all is that I’m on board with a man who gets me. That’s why he built me a little walk-in closet. That’s what I call love! 

Cathrine

OUR HOUSE

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A BRICK HOUSE WITH A RED DOOR

Vi gikk en spontan tur på Søndag og kjøpte spontant et hus. Bare tulla! Men en dag skjer det nok, så jeg smiler som om jeg allerede har kjøpt det ; )

We went for a spontaneous walk on Sunday and spontaneously bought a house. Just kidding! But it’ll probably happen someday, so I’ll just smile as if we already bought it ; )

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My fave meditation podcast on spotify

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THE ADULT CHAIR

Jeg prøver å være en snill pike og snille piker må ta vare på seg selv, så nå og da setter jeg med ned og hører på The Adult Chair med Michelle Chalfant på spotify. Helt klart min favoritt meditasjons guide. Meditasjon nummer 12, den som heter: A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath, får meg ofte til å føle meg ekstra voksen ; )  Og hvis du synes det blir litt vel alternativt innimellom, så skjønner jeg det. Selv lukker jeg bare øynene og tenker at dette er helt normalt i L.A.

I try to be a good girl and good girls need to take care of themselves, so every now and then I step into The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant, my favourite meditation guide on spotify. The one called A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath often makes me feel extra grown-up ; ) And if you think it’s a bit too alternative from time to time, then I totally understand; I just close my eyes and think that this is completely normal in L.A. 

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When you can’t go to CHANEL…

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OH LA LA 

Er jeg den eneste som så CHANEL showet og kunne ønske jeg hadde den båten, La Pausa? Ikke misforstå, jeg elsker båten vår Butter. Hun har ført oss gjennom tykt og tynt og kommer nok til å gjøre det i noen år til, men en yacht, en dutch barge, et skip, oh la la, that’s the future! Jeg sparer til en større båt, så kan ikke handle CHANEL… får vel løpe tilbake til jobb da, så fremtiden kan skje fyllest.

Am I the only one who saw the CHANEL show and wish I had that boat, La Pausa? Don’t get me wrong, I totally love our narrowboat, Butter. She has taken us through thick and thin and probably will for a few more years, but a yacht, a big barge, a ship, oh la la, that’s the future! I’m saving up for a bigger boat so can’t shop CHANEL. Guess I better run back to work, to make my future happen. 

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