We have had a particularly lovely week this week despite saying our fond farewells to various relatives we have been able to meet up with on our travels back from the Dorset area. The weather has as ever been mixed, but as the saying goes “you don’t go to England for the weather” and of course you all had a decent Covid summer last year. That said we did manage to start the … [Read more...] about Rain or Shine
This is now the third week of our UK adventure, and we are really enjoying it. This week’s mix has been two Campsites and a CL site. Each has offered us new perspectives on what motorhoming is like in the UK. We have sort of got back into a rhythm and are meeting up with friends old and new as we travel. At East Fleet we were lucky to meet some people who have followed our … [Read more...] about UK and Explore
Hi there yes, it is I, ‘Pino’ with an update. When I last wrote in February it was to ask you all should I go with them to live in England. Well so what did I do? Well I am in England! Once I told them that I would go, it was back to the dreaded vet place for more of those ‘jections’ I think I mentioned that I now have a wonderful Spanish passport that allows me go to live … [Read more...] about I’m Home and ……. Meanwhile back in Spain!
Here we sit on Sunday morning looking out over the hills and vales that are Malaga, well in our world they’re Malaga. We’re certainly in the province of Malaga, and the drive was only about an hour, backwards if looking at the map or to be precise inland from there. We are in small Andalusian town by the name of Periana, and are parked on a camper stop in the parking area … [Read more...] about The Wheels on the Bus
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