In January 2020 we picked up Buster an Elddis Encore 250 to take on a journey to Azerbaijan and test it to it’s limits. Well we made great progress and were in Antalya, Turkey when there was a a sudden change of plan! Covid enveloped the world and we had to stop moving, but not living and so ‘Buster’ was now our defence and cocoon from Covid. After three months we were … [Read more...] about The Longest Test Drive finally finished!
My phone this week has been coming up with some great photo collages from the trip, so while we rest for the last three weeks before it all finishes on the 16th of October we take look back in wonder at the past in photos. If you have any questions about the trip or the photos drop us a line. January 2020 We picked up 'Buster' in Tyne Valley Motorhomes, Rachel and Emma … [Read more...] about Looking Back in Wonder – Part 1 Jan – Jun 2020
And that is what we are doing at the moment during our first week in Los Alcazares, Murcia. We have been here many times, including in pre-motorhome life as David’s Aunt and Uncle have a place here and with the old Murcia airport literally no more than five minutes away we have been able to take advantage of their generosity and hospitality a good few times. On our … [Read more...] about Repeat, Repeat.
The best way to start a tour of champagne is of course with a bit of royalty, and where could be worthier than Versailles. With so many plans abated for so many over the past few, unbelievably now years- it was with near astonishment when with David and I checking into the hotel at Versailles that my brother David, Chris and Claire walked in behind us for brother David’s … [Read more...] about All Fizzed Out
More mussels in fact were the order of this week, as it happens-very scrumptious too. We are still in Brittany and of course Brittany is famous for all things crustacean wise, with mussels being sold in more or less every establishment in the region, in many different sauces. The main one way of course being moules mariniere, and oddly in the majority of the restaurants it’s … [Read more...] about Moules and More
TTFN Britain and Bonjour France As this great adventure comes to its sunset, we head back to France on the Eurotunnel, the same journey we made in January 2020, this time it is so different. Now we must present certificates to prove that we are jabbed, and Karen’s passport is stamped. How the world has changed! Because of Brexit we were also nervous because we had … [Read more...] about Rules is Rules
Last week you left us in Scotland, about to meet up with friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. To be fair out of the 10 of us there, 5 of us had their 60th’s this year as well 1961 being an excellent year. Catherine was the only one whose birthday allowed us to meet up since Covid hit so we were all so happy to be able to meet up for the first time in so long. As luck … [Read more...] about Friends Reunited and ‘Parmo’ a Northern Legend
This time last week we were in Wales and attempting to climb Snowdon but it was cool and raining, we had not brought the necessary UK travel gear we had bought (yes the wet gear) but we persisted and had a pleasant but damp walk over half way up but the mountain was covered in mist so we beat a retreat back to our base at Betws-y-Coed to find it was bathed in sunshine, such is … [Read more...] about Tart of the Week
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