Freedom in the Fridge by Sara Louise Dobson



Life on a boat

Title of talk:

Freedom in the Fridge

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • Identifying a need to break free
  • Learning to live a life of Sovereignty
  • Suddenly I live on a boat! Learning to sail, learning to swim
  • It turns out it’s not for everyone…
  • Learning to fly again
  • Embracing the freedom
  • 12 months on…


A few paragraphs on your subject:

Freedom in the Fridge is the notion of an individual’s freedom being right there in front of them, much like every day when opening the fridge door trying to find the one thing you need in that moment but unable able to see or feel it until someone or something else points it out.
It takes the audience through a journey from relying on landlords and energy suppliers, to owning your own home, developing new skills and learning to live a life on water.
It talks through the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows (there are many of each!) and how I dealt with it all.
Prepare for a water-based education, filled with love, laughter and the occasional tears…

A few paragraphs about you:

Born in Lancashire, an earlier life of adversity led me to a quest for freedom; questioning the narrative and notion of love and life. I graduated from Blackburn College/Lancaster University in History and Sociology with a 1st Class degree and a world of opportunity…yet I hit a brick wall; a few actually. So this is the story of finding faith in something that has turned my world around, and where Bon Dia and me go from here…

What free internet knowledge resources would you recommend to others if they wish to explore your chosen theme further?

Ten years living on a boat: ‘It’s a fun life – I’m not a watery hobo’:
Living on a Boat:
Canal Junction:
Is Living on a Boat Right for You? The Pros and Cons of Life on the Water:
How to get off the grid and live rent-free:
We’ve Been Living Off The Grid For One Year:

What are your weblinks?

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Public Email – [email protected]
Any others….

This event took place at The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE) at 7pm on 12th Sept 2019