A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal

A-Z: Our 30 day mission: to bring you a tasty boat life tidbit of the day, washed down with a shot of snarky slang. Boat.Life.Larks.

We’re pleased as punch that you’ve popped over! Would you Adam and Eve that these three nutters (Lucy, Matt and Hastings) live on their 38 ft sailboat? Are we bonkers? In May, we’ll be chucking our fab jobs overboard and sailing off into the sunset on a 5 year voyage. But in April, you can check in every day (except Sundays) to get your fill of boaty fun and increase your British vocabulary from All fur coat and no knickers to Zed. Now, shall I be mother?

Today's Dictionary 

Pleased as punch = very happy
Popped over = stop by (Pop up to the grocery store)
Adam and Eve = believe (Rhyming slang)
Nutters = crazy people
Bonkers = crazy (We obviously have a lot of crazy people in the UK and need a lot of descriptions for them)
Chucking = getting rid of
Fab = fabulous!
Shall I be mother = Shall I pour your cuppa
Cuppa = cup of tea. Approximately 35 cups of tea a day are needed to keep a Brit going. This is served hot with cream and sugar. Most Brits drink tea instead of coffee. 

tea and kisses at sunset from our Lagoon 380 sail catamaran
We also drink tea instead of sundowners! TEA! 

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  1. This is going to be great! I'm so looking forward to your to A to Z posts and I love today's vocabulary lesson. Takes me back to my days living in Scotland and New Zealand :-)

    Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

  2. OMGoodness! I was just discussing British slang with a friend of mine yesterday. Talk about synchronicity! I look forward to your posts! ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

  3. tasty boat life tips? scrumptuous! and maybe i can use some of your info as my characters have a chase scene on a yacht =) cool!

    The Really Real Housewives

  4. Another boat blogger! Can't wait to follow along; I love the energy at the start of a boat adventure. But, I'll be drinking coffee instead of tea while I do it, sorry...

    Jaye @ Life Afloat

    1. Jaye, thanks for stopping by! I'll forgive you for drinking coffee- I actually drink coffee on Saturday mornings as a special treat :-)

  5. Oooh, this is cool! I sail (on a lake, not on seas and oceans) and I do love everything that has to do with boats. And I am looking forward to finding out what it is about the fur coats... :D
    Sounds like you'll have a fabulous voyage!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

  6. This is great! Not only are we (my husband and I) cruisers/liveaboards, we're dog lovers (our pup was a sea dog for 15 or her 18 years) and he's (that's my husband, David) a Brit. There's no doubt that even after 17 years together that I still could use a vocabulary lesson or two. Cheers!

    1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to this challenge and can't wait to check out your posts too. -Lucy

  7. Hi, here from the theme reveal and really liked your theme idea. Learnt a couple of things already from the vocab lesson :) all the best for a great A-Z

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

    1. Thank you for checking out the blog Nilanjana! The A to Z hasn't even started and it's already so fun! - Lucy


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