We left Italy with a last feast of home-cooked pork chops, potatoes and two veg, cooked in the port whilst waiting to board. There was some doubt as to whether the chops might have been horse meat as we brought them from a local market, but if they were, they did a good impression of very tasty pork. Meat and two veg moment The sixteen-hour crossing to Patra with … [Read more...] about It’s a First
Buster Ready for the Road As we left France they managed to take a spectacular last few Euro’s from us for the privilege, the main one being €61.20 to drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel. To be fair it did save a huge chunk of driving. Being slightly tunnel phobic I was a bit nervous and so with it being David’s drive day, I just put my head down and wrote up my diary for … [Read more...] about Taking Its Toll
Mystery man with Karen as we stop in Geneva to say with my cousin And we have-us to Switzerland. A temporary bolt to Geneva to catch up with family as we see out January. We, as we travel through on our journey are leaving more and more of the UK behind- our fresh supplies from our last UK shop have now more or less diminished- bacon, sausages, ham, burgers,(homemade … [Read more...] about Leaving Europe
Keeping the cork In the Champagne Eventually!! After missing the original departure date of the 28th December, we finally hit the road on Sunday 19th January 2020. Carol, our landlady (female version of Rigsby-Rising Damp) since the 20th December having only expected to have us for 8 days threw a party to celebrate our leaving -we weren’t invited but she did see us off on … [Read more...] about And They’re Off!
Leaving NiKi 5th June to 2nd July 2017 After a wonderful last weekend in Ypres having a mix of history, culture, cycling, food and drink on the Tuesday 6th June David, NiKi, Pinkie, Lilly, Codie, Carol and I headed north towards the port of Calais and our train ride back to the UK. The weather was oddly exactly the same as when we left-grey and winds howling and … [Read more...] about Leaving NiKi