About Me


Greetings, my name is Anna-Marie, I live with my partner Philip and we are travellers, living on a widebeam canal boat.  Since 2018 we have been cruising the Kennet & Avon Canal between Reading Berkshire and Bristol Somerset.  During that time we’ve had many visitors from far and wide, requiring lock maintenance or wanting fresh locks installed, we are grateful to each and everyone for their trust and friendships.

We are now moored in Wiltshire and will be heading towards Reading Berkshire at the beginning of May 2021.  To help with enquiries, I will keep our location updated.

I chose to lock up my hair initially inspired by Indian cultures and mythology, to learn more please check out the page Dharma. My locks were started around about 2007, they were installed by a friend and maintained by another friend until 2013; from then on I have maintained them myself. Also 2013, I set up JātaDreads and began locking up other people’s hair.  My partner Philip also has locks, I look after his and when he isn’t working, Philip tidies up a couple of mine.

We welcome you into our home in the hope that your day with us, is much more than having your locks installed or maintained.  There is a separate room at the ‘Bow’ of the boat, which is dedicated to spiritual practices and locking hair.  The room is airy, spacious, filled with natural light from several windows, which give you a great view of the beautiful countryside.  Or, if we have warm dry weather, we can enjoy the outdoors, as we have a shady area for you sit watching the wildlife, whilst I take care of your locks. You will be taking yourself away from your regular routine, into a peaceful, calm and healing environment to reconnect with nature, giving you a humbling experience taking positive vibes home with you.

For more information about your appointment please read JātaDread Ethos.

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