Bretagne and back – Day 3

Dramatic coast, mist and a moustached bale. Brittany in our grasp – 25th June 2019 Leaving Treguier was a little sad as it was such a lovely spot – we could easily have stayed another day or two and explored further, but we had an appointment to keep at Camping les Abers near Landeda. Once […]

Bonnie Scotland – Day 2

Monday 20th May I can’t believe it’s not a ‘work’ day, HURRAH! Went for a very gentle jog this morning through the woods – nothing too strenuous mind, it’s been a year since I did any serious running so i’m being careful. Today we are off to Blairgowrie – why so many ‘Blairs’ in Scotland? […]

To the Auvergne (made it – and now returning) – day 15

24th September (Day 15) Lily pads and impressionism abounds What a treat we think we are in for today – we are off to Giverny where Monet painted his famous series of the lily ponds. We’ll get to look at the house where he stayed and the famous garden where he painted those famous images […]

France 2018 – to the Auvergne (made it!!) – days 12 -14

21st September (Day 12) What a day – wine, water, pumps and STRESS When in the comfort of our homes we tend to take for granted all that happens automatically – like turning a tap on and water comes out. I’ve been on about the water pressure for a day or two now, suspecting the […]

France 2018 – to the Auvergne (made it!!) – days 10 & 11

19th September (Day 10) Aubusson & Tolkien 10 days in and we have finally made it to the Auvergne! We are stopping at Camping La Perle about 12km from Aubusson – the most prominent tapestry and weaving centre of Europe, in fact a UNESCO site. After a morning walk we drove into Aubusson ready for […]

Our 2nd trip to Amsterdam

Tiptoe through the tulips – Nederlands: 17th May – day 12 Lots of photo’s but no words yet – will update soonest – still have muscle issues I don’t want to make worse. Well it is now 3 months since I last updated the Dutch trip section of Hilma’s blog. Strange that my right arm […]

Ommen, getting lost and garden sculptures

I’ve now run out of Dutch songs……. Another cycling day – Ommen & back: 13th May – Day 8 Eurovision – did you see it? We didn’t but looking at the news app this morning (which we shouldn’t because we are on holiday) we found out that there had been some kind of protest whilst […]

When it’s spring again……

When it’s spring again we’ll sing again……tulips from Amsterdam Hoping for the best to Eastermeer: 10th May – day 5 I think this one was a Max Bygraves special? Today was a traveling day, we left the Op Hoop Van Zagan to other campers ‘Hoping for the Best’ – don’t get me wrong there was […]

Tiptoe through the Tulips……….

Tiptoe through the tulips…………… Netherlands: 6th May Some of you may recall that infamous song made famous by Tiny Tim (6’ 2”) in 1968 – for those hipsters reading this…. What the hell is he talking about …. Google it! Off we go again in Hilma – last time we were out it was -3°C […]

To Alsace & back – Days 10 & 11

Rocroi to Embrey – 15th October The last of our Kugelhopf was consumed at exactly 13:55hrs today. What the heck am I going to enjoy now? On a more sobering thought we stopped en-route today just outside Arras where there was a British Cemetery dedicated to the fallen in the First World War. Many, many […]