101 reasons not to go on a boating holiday

I recently posted about our annual holiday, this year to The Norfolk Broads. I mentioned that I would be writing a post about why a boating holiday is not for me. I don’t think I really need to give much introduction, so here goes (in no particular order):

  1. not having a proper shower (a trickily little thing, with not enough room to swing a mouse, let alone a cat)
  2. the toilet literally being in the shower – if you want a pee, you have to get wet feet if you also want to stay clean
  3. needing a step ladder to climb onto the bed, if you’re a short arse like me
  4. having to move out of the way to pass each other in the galley
  5. having a heart attack every time your toddler goes near the edge, even with a life jacket on
  6. being in a confined space
  7. not being able to just get up & go when you want
  8. no phone service in the middle of nowhere (not that it would usually matter, but I was expecting important emails)
  9. having to wait half an hour for the kettle to boil on the gas hob
  10. taking half an hour to dry my hair because the hairdryer is soooooo slow
  11. not being able to use hair straighteners because they’re too powerful (not good with a frizzy mop like mine!)
  12. having the smallest fridge ever
  13. the hot water is literally boiling hot straight away and you may come away with second degree burns
  14. if you bagsy the bed next to the window you may get really cold
  15. having a stinking toilet as it all stays in the tank
  16. having a rubbish TV signal (when you don’t have a lot else to do)
  17. having to pull the table out every time you want to eat a meal
  18. having a wardrobe the size of a broom closet
  19. not being able to swim! You know, it could happen…
  20. cups the size of a shot glass
  21. having to duck every time you go through the bedroom door as the step is too high.
Okay, so not really 101 reasons, but I think my reasons are plenty enough for me not to want to do it again! Give me a cottage home-from-home any day…

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