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France 2011

Europe 2019

FRANCE | Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 | Views [184]

Monday 10 June 2019 Melbourne   Having taken 2017 off to look after our new, and first, grandchild, we decided this year that we better get back to our van to see if, after 2 years, the mice have left anything for us. It is with some reservation ... Read more >


India 2017

INDIA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Views [387]

Friday 8 th December 2017, Melbourne   When our son Scot married Maya, we inherited an extended Indian family on Maya's father's side Gujji) and a rather smaller extended Ukranian family on her mother's side(Kate). At their wedding, ... Read more >


Europe 2017

FRANCE | Friday, 16 Jun 2017 | Views [679]

Europe 2017   May 1 st 2017 Melbourne, Australia   Just like a pregnant woman starts 'nesting' near the birth of her baby (very poignant), each year I start to do major repairs to our house as our departure date gets ... Read more >


2016 European Adventure

FRANCE | Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Views [734] | Comments [6]

Monday May 30 2016 Nothing very exciting about preparations this year. Our mandatory renovate-a-room-just-before-we-leave was uncharacteristicly completed one week before our departure date. Still, we all make mistakes. So we awake at 6am ... Read more >


Europe 2015

FRANCE | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | Views [443]

October 2014 Not going next  year. We are sick sick sick of mooching about Europe for 12 weeks at a time. January 2015   We have had a lot of fun in Europe in the last 4 years but it will be nice to be home this year March ... Read more >


Central Australia April 2015

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | Views [189]

                    An Outback Ode There was movement in the outback for the word had passed around That the folk from way down south were on the move They ... Read more >


2014 Odyssey (how od remains to be seen )

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | Views [1431] | Comments [2]

May 29 – September 1 Thursday 29 May 2014: Melbourne, Australia Our departure day for this year has dawned.  We have opted to travel to Tullamarine by bus. We are used to the concept that it takes longer to drive to the airport than ... Read more >


A Wet Start to 2013's Adventure

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | Views [1013]

Friday 31 May 2013   Tullamarine, Melbourne, Australia.   Well, all is ready for this year's adventure........ apart from the fact that, as per previous years, our this year's tenants  have decided to break their lease. And ... Read more >


The 2012 Journey Draws to a Close

FRANCE | Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | Views [827]

Monday 3 rd September 2012 We wake at 7, have our usual orange and head for Charroux. We will breakfast along the way. Soon we are on motorways   and there is no appropriate place to stop so breakfast becomes brorning tea at about ... Read more >


2012 The Journey Continues

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | Views [4200]

Wednesday 6 th June 2012   Well our odyssey for 2012 is about to start. Everything is ready, not a single item overlooked….if you ignore the fact that we   don’t know how the van fared over the winter….. or the fact that we don’t know how ... Read more >


And the End (for this year)

SINGAPORE | Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | Views [491]

Within 1 1/2 hours, we are on our way to Helsinki then immediately onto our flght to Singapore. The Air Hostess we have on the Finnair flight we recognise as the one we had on the trip over. I recognise her face and Ro recognises her eye lashes which ... Read more >


The middle....We visit 9 European countries

FRANCE | Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | Views [4318] | Comments [1]

Wednesday 17th August 2011 : CDG Airport (Paris) France Paris comes into sight, with our first glimpse of that iconic tower. But wait, there's more. A second. And a third. All joined with cables! Wrong towers. Then we see a faint silhouette through ... Read more >


The Beginning : Travelling to Europe

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | Views [4871] | Comments [7]

    14 March 2011 : Melbourne, Australia Finally we have booked our tickets. We fly to Singapore on 12 August leaving Jacinta in residence to keep Bella, our watchdog, company. Watchdogs still get lonely. We spend three nights there.... Read more >


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