A wander round the city

Having visited most of the major sites in a Marrakech during previous visits, today we decided just to walk and see where we ended up whilst heading generally towards the east of the city. Things didn’t quite go to plan when we got lost in the souks but as there always seems to be a sign pointing towards the main … Read more

And back again

Having stopped at the Gatwick Hilton, with no free wifi in the room I may add, it was an early start to Marrakech taking off at 8.00. Made good time though arriving at 10.50, ahead of schedule.

Through passport control and onto Dar Romarra, the Riad we had used for a long weekend in October. We felt that with June’s … Read more


Having just checked my Blogger page I found that it had several photos missing. Apparently it is something to do with moving to G+.  Does anyone really use that at all…  ?

Now photos, for us, are a big part of our blogs… Mainly because my words cannot describe adequately the stunning views we get to see.  This blog hosted … Read more

That’s Paris booked then

Who says advertising on Twitter doesn’t work? Yesterday I received a tweet from EuroStar offering return to Paris from £59.

Well that was at 3.00 by 4.00, following a few emails back and forth between us, I had booked a long weekend for November. Can’t wait.

Don’t you just love being spontaneous 🙂

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A grand ride out…or two

In a few weeks, together with a few fiends we are taking part in the Prince’s Trust Palace to Palace Ultra bike ride.  90 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle.  This weekend was arrange to do a bit of training. Stopping at a campsite near Kingham we had the Cotswolds to play with 🙂

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20 miles later

I write this from a beautiful Aire at almost 2200 metres and with stunning views all around. But first can I have a little rant? There are two categories of motorists I detest; apart from killers of course, they are drivers who do not thank you for lettng them through and those that drive on the hard shoulder of a … Read more

Valle Verzasca

Heavy storms overnight made the packing away of the girls tent a little damp to say the least.  Still we were on the road by 10.00 and off to the supermarket so carefully plotted on TomTom.  Well had it not been a Swiss holiday we would have shall we say…. Note to self, check holidays of the countries you are … Read more

How much?

The site has 360 pitches and typically of European sites the pitches are very close…  Having said that we had a site big enough for the van and the girls tent.  The cost came as a bit of a surprise having spent €10-16 for Sostas here and there… It was €199 for 2 nights….but that did include electricity (although that … Read more

And to the lakes….

Left Venice by 9.00 and having failed to find a supermarket (seemingly non-existent in Italy!) we headed off to the lakes.  

We arrived at the Sosta in Cannobio on the north west shore of Lake Maggiore to the customary clap of thunder and associated downpour (and again we arrived mid-afternoon so spaces available. By early evening it was full). … Read more