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!
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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
29th May to 4th June 2017 As we both sit contemplating our last weekend, writing our last post it seemed only fitting that our last stop before our ferry home on Tuesday was in Ypres, where the Last Post has a much deeper meaningful reason and nothing can quite prepare you for that sound each evening. I would defy anyone not to have tears in their eyes during this very … [Read more...] about The Last Post?
Week 22nd to the 28th May One week OMG, only one week left of our 17-month adventure and shock and horror reign in NiKi, or does it? We started the week at a lovely town on the Rhine called Bingen, the site where we stayed was right on the river and the grapevines swept down to the river’s edge. Above us was the massive ‘Germania’ monument to the unification of Germany in … [Read more...] about Rhine and Wine
Week 15th – 21st May 2017 Truly scrumptious or not is the food of Germany? For me not, in respect of the main and traditional dishes-bratwurst, sauerkraut and heavy meat dishes with big spuds. My absolute idea of yuck, worse than school dinners including lumpy mash with black bits. However what has been delicious and absolutely seasonal has been the sparkle as … [Read more...] about Going Naked