A trip to the Shires…

The county town of Hertford is just 20 miles or so north of the capital; a good distance for our second test-run last month with Tallulah the Bedford Bambi campervan. After a brief stop-off in the local Sainsbury's to stock up on essential supplies we arrived just after one o'clock when we were  warmly greeted... Continue Reading →

A better way to Brittany…

On our first house hunting foray to the Côtes d’Armor one dreary December day a few years ago, we travelled by ferry from Dover to Calais and drove the 700km across to Brittany in what we then thought was the most appalling weather ever.  Little did we know, but more about the Brittany weather another... Continue Reading →

Bring on the Bambi

Our little Eurohike tent has served us well over the years both as backpackers on foot & train and more recently with the luxury of a car to speed us to all the corners of the country in air-conditioned bliss. After a recent lovely, if slightly uncomfortable, weekend camping down in the New Forest it... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Highgate

After dropping off pooch for his grooming session at the rather lovely Hair of the Dog in Highgate Village last Saturday morning we found ourselves with a couple of hours to spare; being a wet and windy start to the weekend we thought to treat ourselves to a nice breakfast and spotted a Café Rouge... Continue Reading →

Brittany Ferries MV Bretagne

The grand-dame of the fleet, the Bretagne was Brittany Ferries first cruise ferry and although now more than a quarter of a century old is as fabulous as ever. The style and feel is a nod to a former, glamorous era of sea travel when liners ruled the waves and the unique interior designed by... Continue Reading →

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