Sunday was a beach day Harriet had decreed. Well ok armed with 2nd larger umbrella off we went.
Down on the beach it was windy. Well a strong breeze. Umbrellas were being chased and inflatable unicorns were taking flight…. So no umbrella. I decided to get out the action camera and snorkel and go find some fish to film.
Continue reading “France-Argeles-Sur-Mer August 2018 Part 4”
After a day at the beach well ok a few hours on Thursday and a trip to a French Hypermarche it’s up early for a drive to Barcelona. We had tickets booked for 10:30 at the Sagrada Familiar. The turreted Basilica designed by Gaudi and still as yet unfinished.
Continue reading “France-Argeles-Sur-Mer August 2018 Part 3”
It’s time to change the car. For most people it’s a case of how much you can afford+how much milage+ running costs+ nice looking = your choice of a Corsa or Fiat 500 etc…. No such luck for caravanners. We are looking at facts and figures tow car awards, reviews, top speed is generally not a factor but how many Torques the car has and it’s kerbweight definitely are.
Continue reading “New Tow Car Minefield”
In part 2 I get Sunburned, collect daughter #1 and do lots of sightseeing.
We had never been to Elne so we decided to drive through but to our surprise there was a market on so we had a walk around. Continue reading “France Argeles Sur Mer August 2018 part 2”
So it finally arrived departure day!
Monday 6th August…. Yeah strange day to go. As it happens rather fortuitous, you see the weekend was the French Exodus…. Black Friday when it seems that every Frenchman and his dog hit the road. So we missed that. All thanks to our Niece deciding to get married on the day we would usually leave for France.
Continue reading “France-Argeles Sur Mer August 2018 part 1”
It’s almost time for our “Big Holiday” and this year is bigger than usual.
We are off to exactly the same place as last year but this time for longer.
I’d normally have updated you with all the exciting planning etc…. however this year we are kind of “winging it”. Yeah Right!!! Continue reading “Almost Time! South Of France”
So the other week we didn’t get to spend the whole night at our hotel. However as we currently have a house guest in the form of Halys’ sister visiting from Australia specifically to lend a hand and help to make some decisions regarding their dad and his care we decided to try to grab a whole night.
We booked the feature suite at the McDonald Lymm Hotel. We booked a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package. Continue reading “2nd Attempt. A Night away”
So It’s the Management’s Birthday today and as usual I had no idea what to buy her. The only idea I did have I passed onto the kids as they were also clueless!
So I booked Hotel Gotham Manchester a bespoke 5* Hotel in Manchester and not a Batman nor a Robin in sight. Continue reading “5 Star Evening of Luxury”
So May bank holiday weekend plans were made with our Non camping friends Trevor and Jeanette, yes they are a bit strange but our friends never the less.
We have done a couple of these trips in the past, the usual itinerary is similar to
- Drive to Dover overnight
- Early morning ferry
- Drive to destination
- Fill boot with booze
- Eat Drink & Be Merry
- Home on Bank Holiday
Continue reading “Lille, France, without the caravan!”
I thought it was about time I gave you a little update.
So far this year we have managed to squeeze in 3 camping trips, 2 hotel stays and a trip to France. Not bad eh?
The first 2 DA camps that we intended to go on didn’t happen. The Valentines meet was cancelled and the next one was limited space due to a misunderstanding and waterlogged pitches. So we booked direct club sites and went it alone. We visited Chester Fairoaks C&M Club site and Burrs Country Park C&M Club site. Continue reading “Update”