French Holiday 2017 – Week Three

Week 3  Monday 7 August  – Sunday 13 August

Monday – Vineyard – Le Maine Giraud – Champagne Vigny 16250 (GPS : N45.49654  E0.02905)

After leaving the campsite at Confolens we had to drive around the town as the main road through it had just closed due to the music festival taking place.          

Just had to include these before moving on today. On the left are some mushroomy things that popped up overnight.  On the right is a couple that arrived and over two hours managed to erect this, was very entertaining.

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French Holidays 2017 – Week Two

Week 2 Monday 31 July – Sunday 6 August

Monday – Duck Farm – Canards Gras du Cebron (79600) – Champeau – (GPS:N46.80319 W0.18513)

On our way to our nights stop we talked about how many ducks there might be, would it be noisy or smelly, what could we buy etc.  However when we got here it was a bit of an under statement as the place was out in the middle of no where and only a unit.  Parked up on the forecourt there were no ducks to look at or watch and just the road mender for company – they left at 4pm but were back at 7.30am!

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French Holiday 2017 – Week One

Week 1   Monday 24 July – Sunday 30 July

After our disastrous encounter on the motorway with the Polish French vehicle combination we were really pleased to arrive here for our first night.  What then follows are photos of our first week of stopovers in France.

Monday – Pub – The Flying Horse Inn – Ashford – (BS 147)  (location)

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All in a dogs day and week!

Weeks 1 and 2

I am not used to putting paw to keyboard so the following is assisted more ably by T for the story so far……

Whisky and I are not used to keeping a diary or needing to know the days of the week.  Time is governed by eating, sleeping and walks.

Both of us love Zygie, our travelling home. T has had us both up at the farm, where Z is kept, lots of times over the last month or so doing his “thing.  Z has now got new rearranged shelves and wardrobes, a router for the wifi has been fitted, well loads of little techie things that are far too much for me to get my brain cell around.  Anyway every time we went up there we both had a long walk so that was really what we wanted. Continue reading

Ooops – what a way to start a holiday!

Monday 24 July 2017  M26  – Tuesday 25 July Vimoutiers France

Ok so I barked, once and loudly.  Well so would you if a few maps of France had fallen onto your nose.  I had been having a quiet doze next to my brother, Brandy, when it all kicked off.  The lolling motion of Zygie, the family motorhome, seemed to have stopped quickly followed by a loud bang from behind and the floor jumped upwards underneath me.  I saw T jump out with his phone in hand and putting on a bright yellow jacket thing.  K swore and then turned round to calm us both down.  Both, I should say just me.  My brother still dozing in shock with glazed eyes had not moved. Gosh I wish I knew what he was on cos it seems great but he keeps his supplier a secret!. Continue reading

Weekend Seaside Break

Friday 5th May :  Sunday 6th May

It is Thursday 4th May, my day off, and I have just picked up Zygie from Haynes Garage outside Salisbury at Lopcombe Corner. This garage does a lot of work on small commercial vehicles and motorhomes so I felt she had been left in good hands.   They have fitted new front running lights, rear side mounted lights, upgraded the reversing lights and beefed up the pathetically weak horn. Pleased with what I saw I drove Zygie back to the farm to prepare for our trip away.

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Oh deer, deer, deer!

New Forest – Friday 17th March : Sunday 19th March

Last Christmas we were given a camping site voucher from my daughter.  This was for use at one  of the New Forest camp sites. and with improving weather on the horizon we chose this w/e to try it out. Now I have crossed the New Forest many, many times in a car (most recently for Fords), tramped over parts of it with schools teams on their DoE but never actually camped there. This then was going to be something new for us both.

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Up North !



Up North – Monday 20th Feb : Friday 24th Feb


Over the Christmas period I had discussed with Kaz my thoughts of visiting my family Up North (sister and cousins).  Wanting to do this early in the year the end of February seemed a good time with the weather getting better, hopefully!

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There is always something else!

Vinyl day  – Salisbury 15th December 2016

I had planned to call into Signs in Motion on Tuesday but the weather was not too kind. So today (Thursday), was the next available likely looking one, according to BBC Weather for Salisbury!

As it proved correct I drove up to the farm to collect Zygie with The Boys.  Of course they had to have a quick morning runaround and Brandy actually got stuck into digging (of a sort) for the first time that I have ever seen.  Well actually he stuffed his nose into a hole and sniffed, snorted and growled a lot.  Whisky was totally unimpressed and plodded on along the track alone. Continue reading