Well that was an interesting year, when we started 2020 life seemed so simple, we were getting ready for what we thought would be a fairly different adventure, by driving to Azerbaijan in our lovely Elddis Encore 250 motorhome. There would be some challenges but all in all an exceedingly long drive across new countries meeting lovely people, what possibly could go … [Read more...] about New Year New hope.
Driving Home for Christmas was our last blog, before we did indeed head home for this celebration. We would at this point like to say that it all went smoothly, but given that we are now writing a blog in Spain sat on our respective sofa’s in Buster, then you will have worked out that it never actually went quite as we expected, but to be fair what did over those few days … [Read more...] about Reasons to be Tierful 1,2,3….4…..
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
Sorry we got this out of sequence but such is life!! Anyway this was supposed to be the new year blog entry. We will get better at this! Christmas and the New Year over and a wonderful time had with family and friends thanks to all. But for us Grey Gappers due to leave the country this Friday the work didn’t’ stop over that period. The house became untidier and … [Read more...] about 2 ‘Grey’ days to go
So a week has gone by and the moving and packing up keeps going. We have had a few issues. Boiler breaking down was an annoyance. But NiKi has been out for a few test drives, with no mishaps. We also have both had bad colds that made us a little grumpy, David more than Karen. But Christmas we were treated to stunning feast at Karen's brother's Sheila played a … [Read more...] about Ok happy new year
So we have finished work and we are exactly two weeks before we head off on our adventure. So so a visit to the van Christmas Day and have a little glass of champagne with NiKi. To all our friends new and old we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year. Let the journey begin. … [Read more...] about Happy Christmas from the Grey Gappers
Wednesday morning and a very early start at Kings Cross station, so early in fact not even coffee shops were open and only a few souls to be seen. For us Londoners a rarity in the super-duper busy metropolis we live and work in, but also knowing that in an hour or so Kings Cross would look completely different and back to it’s normal packed and busy … [Read more...] about NiKi has Arrived!! Maiden voyage!!
So here we are, 30 days before we leave, 10 years of planning and saving, finally it will be real. The Motorhome is coming we head up to the Elddis Factory in Consett next Wednesday to pick up our home for the next year. Even though we are both Grey Gappers, David more than Karen we are like children before Christmas. The excitement is nearly too much for us. So next … [Read more...] about The Motorhome is Coming, The Motorhome is Coming
Meet The Grey Gappers... 25 November 2015 · Article From the Elddis Hub Karen and David are about to take a Gap Year. But rather than the pre-Uni teenagers you might expect, Karen and David are fully-formed grown-ups, with established careers, not to mention, bricks and mortar! Like a … [Read more...] about Meet The Grey Gappers…