Marseille, the city of rats.

One chapter closes and another begins, rather rapidly. We leave our job of six months, The Eagles Nest, and leave for a much needed wee ‘holiday’ in Marseille. I say ‘holiday’ because this is a rarity… You need money to have one of these things, which we don’t, however whats a credit card for, if…

Grenoble

Grenoble was a town that we’d driven through on our way to Mèribel, short on time, and unable to visit. So we’d promised we’d come back! It’s regarded as the capital city of the French Alps, and is visited by many tourists year round for its iconic La Bastille. One of the most important examples of early…

Lake Annecy

After a full day exploring Amsterdam, we decide to leave for France, for fear of a €150 fine for sleeping in our car!We head for Lake Annecy – the result of a google search for ‘France’ and ‘lakes’.Turns out France has a number of exquisite lakes, which just so happened to be on our route…

Zandvoort & Callantsoog’s beach bums

When I think of summer, I think of the beach (LongBay Beach, New Zealand) , seafood, BBQ’s, Volleyball, fresh fruit and veg, ice creams, jellies and Christmas! As my first summer in Europe nears an end, and I have indulged in  none of the above summer-nessecities, feeling like I have been engulfed in winter for…

Roady in our Landy-Camper

We set off for Amsterdam in an organised fashion-  Several Michelin journey plans for our route options, printed and stored in clear files, a comedy size Europe map, and a newly bought portable speaker to entertain us. The direction > Lowlands festival 15th of August, Amsterdam. Before then? After then? All a big ? Driving…

The Green Bean

Dan and I have recently embarked on the hefty task of buying, creating, installing and designing a business-in a truck. Three firsts. Our first home, vehicle, and business all in one. We call her (him?) The Green Bean… a 1993 Land rover defender, with a box on the back.  (so shiny!) Over the past four months,…