‘The Husband’ has joined the creative endeavour that is this blog. Below is his inaugural post … Mere days away from departure on Cyclopolitans Trip 2.0 I managed to complete knitting my very first jumper! This had been 18 months in the making – but spurred on by the Etsy-like industry of The Wife who was frenziedly sewing […]

Surprise! I’m actually writing a post … I know it’s been quite a while since I last put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, in this case) and the guilt has finally triggered some action. In my defence, I have been trying to catch up on my video backlog … but still much to […]

There’s not been much progress on planning for the Trip this week as I have used all my none-working time for Christmas shopping, baking and decorating. I have slipped a little ‘Trip prep’ in where I can, however. I have added a little note in the Christmas cards to alert UK friends to our plans […]

This week I bought some maps. It was quite hard to choose as there were so many permutations but in the end I decided to go with an overview of Europe map at 1cm = 30km (1:3,000,000) and two slightly finer grained maps at 1cm = 8km (1:800,000) covering Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. […]

A few weeks ago I started a search for stylish yet practical waterproof clothing that would pack small for the trip. This has been a lot more difficult than one would imagine. Most of my google searches returned items that looked very much like ‘sport cycling’ clothing with all the standard ‘essential’ features of fluorescent […]