It has all been a bit odd over the past week, we have moseyed around the north of Italy, Piedmont to be precise, and it added to the food and wine heaven that is Italy. Our plan was, to head back up to Champagne to meet up with Karen’s brother and celebrate his 70th birthday. This would have retraced our journey to the very start of what was to be a Champagne to Caviar trip. … [Read more...] about Arrivederci Italia, and Covid changes things again!
When we started off in January to see parts of the world that would be new to us and go off the beaten track. Elddis had given us a brand-new Encore 250 and we were so pleased that they had improved the 2020 version on the already great one we had taken to Spain in 2016. As they say it is all the little things I will be doing a full review of the van later! Our plan was to … [Read more...] about Now for something completely different.
This week has been a week of birthdays for friends and family here and at home. Queenie’s on the 21st shared with my mother (sadly no longer with us), Maire, David's sis-in-law at home in Dublin. Maddie -Katherine’s daughter back home in the UK. Anetta’s sister in the US. Mr Dave Cockle, now a ripe old age of 83, and finally very close to home for us here in Turkey, one of our … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Yer!
Golf, golf, and more golf was the plan for the week just gone but this had already been deflated by the non arrival of David’s golf buddies. But for us like them it had been paid for and at this stage the C word wasn’t too bad in Turkey, so a week in a 5 star all inclusive continued to be the plan. There was a series of activities planned in the hotel that you could take … [Read more...] about Shake On it!!
Tarmacers Required –Applications to ‘Italy’. This is a full time position that could and will require several years of dedicated resurfacing in fact probably relaying work on the network of so called roads here in Italy. Experience is a must if only to undo the obviously previously inexperienced ‘patch-work’ done on most of the roads. Dedication, patience and … [Read more...] about Ouch –One big pot hole
July 8th 2016, 6 months on and amazed at how the time has flown as I am sure it has for you all. A sign of maturing years so I am told!. We have since April covered many miles or kilometres (I’m still not sure which one to work in and even less now we are non EU- but let’s not bring that one up!) We haven’t due to the very poor spring in Spain followed an absolute … [Read more...] about “The Lady in a Van” 6 months on