In Limbo

Having taken Boris back to our dealers on 5th September we telephoned last week for a progress report and were told that he was likely to be with them for around another 6 weeks. This is due to the fact that they are having to wait for a replacement habitation door to be delivered from…

We need a holiday …..

After just 19 days back in the UK and we are both feeling like we need a holiday!! It must be all the partying whilst catching up with family and friends that’s taking it’s toll as we haven’t even started any real work yet. It feels like we’ve had an incredibly busy couple of weeks,…

Catching up back in Blighty

We’d booked an early ferry back from Calais to try and avoid any issues at the port. We were lucky and didn’t encounter any problems (although I was more than a little horrified to see the size of the “jungle”) and even managed to get straight onto an earlier ferry despite having booked the cheapest…

The Last Dash

It’s been a tough decision to make but a few weeks ago we decided to end “chapter 1” of our trip earlier than planned and head back to the UK. Our original intention was to be away from the UK for a year, however several things have transpired in the meantime that have led us…

Family Reunion in Carnac

We consider ourselves very privileged to be able to travel like this, if there is one downside it’s that we have to go without seeing friends and family for long periods of time, therefore when we found out that Paul’s brother David, his wife Susie and our 2 beautiful nieces Ruby & Olivia had booked…

Further flavours of France

August 2016 Our next destination was les Sables d’Olonne which has a paid for aire (46.497288-1.775243) near to the centre at 15.4o euro per night it was more expensive than we’d been used to paying and actually although it had electric points (if you were lucky enough to get one) it didn’t have any views so…

Island Life – Ile D’Oleron

After a brief conflab we decided to head across the bridge from the mainland to Ile D’Oleron the largest of Frances islands other than Corsica. We headed near to the top of the island and parked on a free aire at La Bree Les Bains (46.00827 1.356998). It was the most picturesque parking spot but…

Searing temperatures in St George

11th – 14th August 2016 Ok, Ok I know we’re bragging about the weather again, but I’m sure you’ve never written a postcard from overseas and bragged that the weather is crap. When it is we just say it quietly or ignore it altogether, however if you read the blog avidly you will know we…

A visit to Cognac & we didn’t touch a drop

7th & 8th August 2016 Having arrived in Cognac on Sunday morning we were lucky to get the last parking place in the aire which is free to park on and very central (45.666733 0.07014). The sun was beating down so we headed out into town for a look around. As it was Sunday nothing…

A Sobering Reminder

6th August 2016 Free aire 2 euro for water  (GPS 45.934722 1.0275) Our next stop was at the truly moving village of Ordour Sur Glane, left exactly as it was after the whole population was massacred by SS troops during the 2nd world war. On 10 June 1944, the village in then Nazi occupied Fracne was destroyed, when…