Roger Distill was born in Hertfordshire in 1951. He married Grace in 1973, two years before achieving his BA in English, French and Theology, and his Certificate of Education, at London University. He taught in five secondary schools over a period of 37 years, spending most of his career teaching Information and Communications Technology. He retired when he was 60, at which point he and Grace moved out of their St Albans home onto Narrowboat Kantara, where they still spend most of each year.
Roger’s interests and hobbies include music (singing, and playing guitar, as well as a lot of listening and the occasional writing), reading and writing, photography, and everything related to boating on the UK inland waterways. Having maintained for seven years a blog about the applications of ICT to teaching and learning in schools, which had a readership of thousands, Roger has been blogging his life on board NB Kantara since the adventure began in 2011.
Roger published "Life with our feet under water" at the end of 2015, following it with "Hints and tips for life with your feet under water" a year later. The sequel to the first book, entitled "Moving home with our feet under water" came out in August 2017, and "Hints and tips for test and exam success", drawing on his years of teaching experience, was published the following month.
He and Grace have three children - Naomi, Steve and Jess.