Monday April 12th 2021 will stick in people’s minds for many reasons being it was the day many of the tighter COVID restrictions were lifted. For some it would be the first post lockdown pint, for others the first haircut in months, for many the long awaited visit to see family or friends (still only the Rule of Six though), … Read more
It’s now February 2021 and COVID continues to dominate our lives as we’re in Lockdown 3. Since returning from our trip in November, we have been in quarantine twice, which is as many times as we’ve managed to get to the van in the same time. We have been fortunate not to have had the virus and the year of … Read more
Where to start???
Given that we’ll be full timing in the van next year we had decided to have a big holiday this year where we stayed in brick buildings and had access to a fairly constant supply of hot water, so back in the carefree days of … Read more
Can we just state that at the moment we are still working! It might not look like it with all this time away and we are definitely in wind down mode to the end of the year when we both stop in anticipation of going full time, but for the time being we are fitting the travelling around work.
The … Read more
After spending a night at the campsite next to where we store the van, it was back down the A303 again for another re-arranged weekend and this time with two fellow motorhome owning couples and former colleagues of Bob. After a really hot spell the weather forecast was not so good and we set off in torrential rain but luckily … Read more
This was originally scheduled for May but luckily, we were able to rearrange for this weekend and by this time more of the COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted.
Bob had arranged this weekend as a surprise so June had no idea where they were going other than in a westerly direction! Turned out to be Combe Saint Nicholas near Chard … Read more
How excited are we? Lockdown restrictions are being eased so we’re off for the first proper long weekend of the year having cancelled too many previously planned trips. And our choice destination? We’re going a whole 23 miles from home to Hill Farm Campsite near Wendover. This was a new place for us as we had received no replies from … Read more
A little behind in getting this trip up. Took advantage of the C-19 Lock-down to get up to date
The mission to see the Northern Lights continues and we find ourselves back in Iceland for a long weekend with our good friends Sarah and Colin. Having covered the Reykjavik area and the south coast during our last trip, … Read more
June had travelled to Tel Aviv many times for work but never really had time to explore too much. As this looked like being her last trip (redundancy imminent) we decided to tag on a few days so as Bob could join her and see some of the sites.
Tel Aviv is a city of contrasts and probably … Read more
Honeymoon in Peru
Our Honeymoon was 2011 however this was previously hosted on Blogger
Friday, 20 May 2011
Almost ready to go.
Well we have the house sitter arranged ( well can’t let the grass and plants die can we?) and almost packed. Did Paddington really have this much stuff when he left deepest darkest Peru? I
Thursday 22 August – starting the holiday in style!
Thanks to our Amex credit card and June’s previous work travel we get to use the BA Lounge at Heathrow and travel business class on the upper deck of the plane to Nairobi. Champagne and gin cocktails – don’t mind if we do!
We arrived a couple of days … Read more
For the past few years we have tried to do something a little different when going away.
This year I booked a Shepherd’s Hut near Wells in Somerset.
It didn’t have mains electricity but did have USB charging sockets. Well we would need to charge our phones at least 🙂… Read more
From -23C to + 27C in 24 hours!
Week one – the cold bit.
2nd February 2019
For once not a stupidly early start for our annual jaunt with the Woods as late morning we headed to Gatwick for our flight to Tromso in northern Norway. Yes, northern Norway in late February! This is our continued hunt for the … Read more
A week’s cycling in Jordan – November 2018
We fancied doing something different so booked a week’s cycling trip covering the highlights of Jordan through Explore holidays. Being November it wasn’t go to be too hot and having done a 90 mile charity ride in October the cycling didn’t look too strenuous so a gentle week of mixing two … Read more
Usual departure routine with Bob leaving home at lunchtime, June leaving work at 5pm and meeting up again at Ashford International railway station. A quick trip down the motorway soon saw us at Eurotunnel for our crossing to Calais. Luckily this time we had already decided to go no further than Citie Europe as the trains were all … Read more
Until we get some text up here is a map of our travels.
2 Nov 2017
Overnight flight from London to Buenos Aires – a long 13+ hours but with it taking off just as we would normally go to bed and having the extra space of emergency exit seats, we both managed some sleep. The couple of glasses of wine taken in the BA Lounge prior to take off might also have … Read more