Mon 16th Nov – Mon 23rd Nov On Monday evening (despite our earlier vows of abstinence) we invited Wendy & Brian back to ours for another evening of drinking and socialising. The next day we seemed to have built up a bit more tolerance as we did not feel too worse for wear and so decided that … More There’s Nothing Quite Like Art & Elephants (Ellie’s Week 12)
Mon 9th Nov – Mon 16th Nov So, week 11 began with the much anticipated arrival the removal vans along with a couple of Romanian guys (one very friendly and one very quiet) and a Polish guy who was just recovering from a hernia operation (not a good start when you are in the removals game!). … More Miles & Miles Of Magnificent Beaches (Ellie’s Week 11)
Mon 2nd Nov – Mon 9th Nov After our exuberant week of socialising and sampling some of the most delicious food and wine that France has to offer, the beginning of week 10 was a much more low key affair. Our only goal was to mosey down to Duras (just outside of Bordeaux) to meet up with … More Moseying down to Duras (Ellie’s Week 10)
Mon 26th Oct – Mon 2nd Nov From Luxembourg City we headed to Metz, the goal, to visit the newly opened Pompidou Centre which we had heard a lot about. The first thing that hit us as we arrived was the bright sunlight reflecting off the water as we crossed over one of the many stone … More Champagne & Cider (Ellie’s Week 9)
Mon 19th Oct – Mon 26th Oct After leaving Rochefort we headed south to the Ardennes. For those of you who have never been to Belgium, it is a little strange as there is a French half (to the south) and a Flemish half (to the north), both of which feel essentially like two separate … More Feeling Autumnal (Ellie’s week 8)
Ellie’s Week 7 Week seven has been a tale of two parts, after leaving Kenny and Alice’s we headed to Matt’s mums to sort out the remnants of paperwork we had left there and organise last minute insurances, european breakdown cover and the like. Neither of us are huge fans of paperwork (in fact it … More ‘In Bruges’
So.. apologies this is a little late… (week 7, soon to follow) Ellie’s Week 6 Week 6 passed in a bit of a blur, thanks to Annie and Steve’s good-natured hospitality we had a warm bed to sleep in, a roof over our heads, delicious food and all the creature comforts we could need. The evenings … More Back On The Road!
Well… it was going to happen inevitably, and it was going to happen in the middle of nowhere with no phone reception. In the middle of Dartmoor, far from the nearest garage, Heidi broke down. Guttingly I was driving… Things had not been going well when we pulled into the Dartmoor National Park Visitor’s Centre … More Down-time then Disaster!
Ellie’s Week 4 Before getting the ferry back to the UK we decided to head towards Dublin, so that we could spend a day in the city and also take Matt’s brother Kenny up on his promise to buy us lunch if we visited The Hot Stove where one of his best friends Toby is … More Wine, Food, Celebration (& A Little More Wine)
Ellie’s Week 3 This week has been quite a monumental one, in more ways than one. It started off with a visit to Unesco World Heritage sites of Newgrange and Knowth at Bru na Boinne. I had been once before when I came to stay with the Kidson Clan with Katherine a friend of mine … More Two Giant Steps