Would you like a guided tour of Olivia Rose?

Hello and welcome to The Olivia Rose Diaries on April 10th 2022. Boats are fascinating creatures. There are so many different sizes, shapes and layouts. One of the many joys of this life is meeting not just new people but also their boats. English narrowboats, wide-beam Dutch barges, huge commercial barges that have been turnedContinue reading “Would you like a guided tour of Olivia Rose?”

Moving on – miniature donkeys and compost toilet envy.

Hello and welcome to the latest blog on the Olivia Rose Diaries on January 8th 2022. It’s the first blog of the new year and we have put our travelling shoes on. We spent Christmas and the New Year at our housesit near Bergerac in the Dordogne, much of it in rainy weather. Thankfully, theContinue reading “Moving on – miniature donkeys and compost toilet envy.”

Tranquility – a state of mind or a function of place?

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog on July 30th 2021. This week we left the River Saône and turned onto the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. This takes us in a north easterly direction, the opposite way that we want to go to reach our winter port, but we have some spare timeContinue reading “Tranquility – a state of mind or a function of place?”

A blogiversary – one year of blogging

Welcome to this anniversary blog on March 19th 2021. France went into lockdown for the first time on March 17th 2020 and I began this blog a week later. Like so many people I needed something to help me work my way through what was happening and to act as a record in a worldContinue reading “A blogiversary – one year of blogging”