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hit the road jack (rose)

Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Views [834] | Comments [2]

We did it! Almost exactly four-and-a-half months after our big leaving party, we've fought her magnetic draw and managed to leave Brighton. And just to prove it, I'll add a photo soon of Huw locking his house for the last time. (And watch out! He's ... Read more >


to pee or not to pee (rose)

Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | Views [768]

Today we made a momentous decision. Let's hope it doesn't turn into one we live to regret: we decided to remove our Porta Potti from the truck. It was taking up loads of precious room (and the the only place it could sit was in the warmest area ... Read more >


tempting fate (rose)

Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | Views [624]

We've been remiss at writing this blog: the last entry, I see with shame, was 28th November. It hasn't been due to pure laziness, despite what our long-suffering parents may think. We've been working hard towards a departure, researching the route in ... Read more >


another once over (rose)

Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [584]

We had a wonderful day in Littlehampton on Tuesday. On the recommendation of fabulous fellow Brightonians Katie and Alex, just back from their trip to Cape Town (8 months to get down, 12 hours to get back) we took Oddy along the coast for a final ... Read more >


where are we at? (rose)

Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | Views [625] | Comments [1]

Despite our best efforts to leave, we are still in the UK, and may realistically still be here for Christmas. That's assuming our families will have us, having said goodbye too many times already. The stress of trying to stick to a fixed date had removed ... Read more >


yorkie bar anyone? (rose)

Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | Views [560]

I did it! Ten minor faults (three because of 'undue hesitation' at those damn roundabouts and two for veering over into oncoming traffic, errr...) but I am now the proud owner of a C1 category licence, so I can finally legally drive Oddy. Thanks so much ... Read more >


long distance me (rose)

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [502]

Yesterday I had my assessment for my upcoming large vehicles/C1 driving test. Having driven the truck once or twice this summer, before we realised I needed to upgrade my licence - once with disastrous consequences, ... Read more >


blue in the face (rose)

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | Views [507]

After months of discussions, and over an hour in a paint shop last week, shattered and colour blind from staring at tiny squares of various hues, we finally compromised: a calm, sea-green pale turquoise kind of shade. Or so ... Read more >


amazing people, precious moments (rose)

Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | Views [623] | Comments [1]

We had a brilliant time on our trial run round Wales: click here for a few pics if you fancy. What we wanted to happen happened: we broke down lots. This is a Good Thing as Penelope is ... Read more >


heart is where the home is (huw)

Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | Views [493]

Sometimes it’s hard to leave. The truck still needs attention and even small jobs take time. Get tools out… Sit on the floor and stare into a cupboard trying to work out the best way to build shelves when the doorway is too ... Read more >


ups and downs (rose)

Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | Views [473]

You honestly couldn’t make this stuff up. Since we left Brighton over a month ago, aside from numerous enjoyable walks and entertaining meals with our families all over the country and dancing in fields at the Green ... Read more >


it's about time (rose)

Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [442]

It’s about time we started. We decided to set up this blog, and, in fact, this website, as an alternative to bombarding our nearest and dearest with epic monthly emails which they felt obliged to read. This way, they ... Read more >


Photos: blog pics

Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Here lies just the pics for our blog. To see photos of our trip copy and paste: http://www.thelongandwinding.co.uk/_/photos.html
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