France/Italy Part 8: Champagne – St Valery Sur Somme – Wissant (Calais)

Bluebell the motorhome is parked up on the official aire on the outskirts of the pretty St-Valery- Sur Somme, along with 30 odd other vans from right across the continent. Amazingly, and happily, we’ve re found the sunshine here on the north coast! We’ve both got a slight sense of dejavu being here, as this … More France/Italy Part 8: Champagne – St Valery Sur Somme – Wissant (Calais)

France/Italy Part 7: French Riviera – Chateauneuf Du Pape – Dijon – Champagne

Bluebell the motorhome is safely parked up amongst some warehouses and caves that make up a champagne maker/distributor on a France Passion site near Epernay. We’re slowly adjusting to being back int norton areas, the weather has changed, and we’ve both had to dig out our jumpers! We found a fantastic aire on the beach … More France/Italy Part 7: French Riviera – Chateauneuf Du Pape – Dijon – Champagne

France/Italy Part 6: Venice- Pisa – San Remo – Monaco

Bluebell the motorhome is parking overlooking the one and only Mediterranean Sea. We had a fantastic 3 days covering about 500 miles! We hadn’t really intended on travelling so many miles at this stage in so little time, but there were a few reasons why, come Monday morning, we adjusted our route to swing by … More France/Italy Part 6: Venice- Pisa – San Remo – Monaco

France/Italy Part 5: Lake Garda – Verona – Venice

Bluebell the motorhome is parked along with several other European vans on the outskirts of the one and only Venice! Today we crossed over the 1500 miles milestone, and we are thrilled we’ve made it this far! Amazingly, we’ve only used 4 tanks of fuel- so were averaging around just under 400 miles per tank- … More France/Italy Part 5: Lake Garda – Verona – Venice

France/Italy Part 4: Lake Orta- Lake Maggiore- Lake Garda

Bluebell the motorhome is parked up here overlooking the lovely Lake Garda! It’s been a hot day again tots, nearly 37 degrees on one pharmacy temperature sign that we passed! Yesterday, we begrudgingly left Lake Orta for Lake Maggiore, just down the road. We nipped into the supermarket on route to stock up on supplies, … More France/Italy Part 4: Lake Orta- Lake Maggiore- Lake Garda

France/Italy Part 3: Pont D’Arc – The Alps (La Breole) – Italy(!) Lake Orta

Bluebell the motorhome is parked up on a wonderful free Italian Sosta, overlooking the beautiful Lake Orta. The sun is shining, it’s very hot, and we are having a wonderful time! We had a great nights sleep at our France Passion site in Vallion Pont D’Arc and awoke feeling relaxed and excited that our journey … More France/Italy Part 3: Pont D’Arc – The Alps (La Breole) – Italy(!) Lake Orta

October Half Term 2011- Birthday fun in the Brecon Beacons

Birthdays… I have been so lucky. Being a late October babe has meant that I have never had to be at work or school (back in the day!) on my jolly birthday! It’s always been in half term! So I’ve pretty much always gone away! This year, having enjoyed our previous adventure through Wales, we … More October Half Term 2011- Birthday fun in the Brecon Beacons

“And now it’s time for the feature presentation…”- FRANCE SUMMER 2011

We set ourselves a challenge. How much of France could we see in 2 weeks. The answer: just under 2000 miles worth! Have a look at our map- I think we did a rather good job, don’t you?!     I’m going to try and do this methodologically: Here goes….. Day 1- Calais – Champagne … More “And now it’s time for the feature presentation…”- FRANCE SUMMER 2011

Daisy crosses the Channel – Feb Half Term 2011 – Northern France

France. I love it. I love everything about it. The food, the drink, the people, the countryside, the cities, the fashions, the language – everything. Ever since my first trip to France aged 13, I’ve been hooked. I couldn’t hold off any longer, February 2011 was the time for us to hit the ferry to … More Daisy crosses the Channel – Feb Half Term 2011 – Northern France