Ahead of the publication of her second book Adrift on Thursday, Helen Babbs was invited to be a guest on Jo Good’s show on BBC Radio London. Speaking to Jo about what life is really like on board her house boat Pike, Helen discussed her experiences of living and travelling through London’s waterways and the remarkable discoveries she made during her first 2 years of life on the water. You can listen to the full interview between Helen and Jo here .
Helen can also be found in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine, where she explains why she swapped bricks and mortar for her houseboat, giving readers a fascinating and detailed insight into the her life on board.
‘It’s a chilly February morning and I’m struggling to get out of bed. That period of indeterminate length between pulling back the covers and the cabin heating up is tough to step into. So I lie still, listening to a chorus of creaking rope, slapping water and shouting coots. We’re no longer wedded to the grid, and life on the boat has bred a conservatism with power and water that’s surprisingly liberating. We’re also close to nature – sharing the canal with cormorants and herons, grey wagtails and pipistrelle bats.’
To read Helen’s full article for Stella Magazine, follow the link here