Need a speaker for your event?
Jo and Jan give entertaining talks on their boating days
Talks can be tailored to your event and may include:
Building a narrowboat from scratch - 'Not as tedious as it sounds!!'
Cruising the waterways of England and Wales - '4 mph, 120,000 blurred photos and some thundering hangovers.'
Refurbishing a 110-year-old barge in Holland - 'Go on then, you try asking for a stainless steel screw in Dutch.'
Cruising in Holland, France (and a little in Belgium) - 'A wonderful opportunity to upset people in new languages.'
Tales and anecdotes about the people, places and scrapes in which they found themselves
Our fun talks can be tailored to mixed audiences, men only or ladies only (or indeed for school children)
We'll include many photographs, each one doctored on Photoshop to make the sun shine and Jo look sober
Minimum audience number 30 (so if 15 actually stay awake it's worth carrying on)
Here are a few testimonials that people were bribed to submit.............
'I recently attended a talk with Jo and Jan on the start of their lives on a boat. This was entertaining, educational, amusing and a little poignant. I am looking forward to the next instalment and would have no hesitation in recommending them for similar engagements.'
David Kershaw via email
Everyone I spoke to after your talk to Oldham Probus last Wednesday thoroughly enjoyed the talk about building your narrow boat and I can well understand how you must miss the life on board. We certainly would like to book you both again for next year.........
Trevor Butterworth, Probus, Oldham