Our ‘homeless’ days of roaming free are now over because we’ve reached our ‘winter’ accommodation and are now living a more ‘normal’ life … I even did some ironing yesterday … and enjoyed it!!! Ok, so that’s not normal but you get my drift. I even enjoyed putting my clothes on coat hangers and folding […]

We have now reached Nice and have had the most gorgeous weather on our trip down to the south of France and along the ‘Med’. We have had days of 28 degrees and glorious sunshine, which is quite amazing for October! The campsites are once again empty now, much like when we started the Trip, […]

We are currently having a ‘holiday’ from our ‘year off’. We have found that not working is jolly hard work with barely a moment to relax! Our days are busy busy busy with decamping and recamping, finding food and eating it, cycling and exploring … and truth be told, it’s very tiring (I can feel […]

We have reached Toulouse, and the end of this particular ‘Trip’ chapter … I think I’ll call it Southern France (Take one). In a couple of days we are taking the train back to Paris and then we head north to sample the delights of Germany, the Netherlands etc. We are not really sure about […]

We have reached Bordeaux now and have been enjoying a couple of days ‘à pied’ rather than ‘en vélo’. Our bodies have been complaining a bit given that we have done 7 days cycling without a rest day. My knees are a bit grumbly and the Husbands back is still giving him problems … he’s […]

This post has been prompted by Barbara who left a comment asking how the Bromptons were performing … The Bromptons are fabulous little machines and have done everything we had hoped … and more. They fold brilliantly so we never have any problem getting them into airbnb accommodation and they fit very tidily inside our […]

Unfortunately, the weather has not yet cleared up and has in fact got colder and windier … although the thunderstorms have abated, which is a blessing at any rate! Due to these rather unpleasant conditions, and the consequent onset of serious marital disharmony that threatened the entire ‘gap year’ mission, we have temporarily aborted the […]