Last Saturday, on what was probably the hottest day of the year in this part of the world, I was fortunate enough to join a most enjoyable and educational tour of Chichester with a difference, lead by the wonderful and charismatic Julia MacFarlane and Helen Christmas from CHINDI and the Bognor Regis Writers Club, of … More Chichester Ghost Tour
It was lovely to return to Slindon Campsite after our Easter break to find an apple orchard in bloom on a very sunny and warm day, the kind of day when you feel you don’t need to go anywhere else. But things were going to get even better still when I took Beano out for … More Bluebells Walk
Continuing our way northwards from Montguyon in the Charente Maritime, we opted to pay the motorway toll in order to bypasss Poitiers and Châtellerault, as the national road can be very slow and frustrating with too many traffic lights and roundabouts, and reached our destination at reliable Les Bordes de Vienne campsite at L’Île Bouchard … More A Cycle Ride with a Surprise
Wishing all my readers all the best for 2019.
Leaving impressive Orléans, we headed slightly south east to Sully-sur-Loire and stopped at the lovely free motorhome aire, which boasts great facilities and only 600 metres from the fairy-tale château. Whilst there, we visited the very popular Food Fair (la Foire Gourmande) in the nearby grounds and bought a bottle of Armagnac (hopefully it … More Sully-sur-Loire
After our most enjoyable visit to Château de Cheverny, we headed for Orléans, a city I had been wanting to visit for a very long time and, having found an excellent motorhome aire only 5 km west at La Chapelle-St-Mesmin, we bought a 48 hour ticket and got on our bikes for a very pleasant … More 48 hours in Orléans
After our disappointing stay at Lac des Varennes and given that the weather was turning cooler too, we thought it might be a good idea to visit another château on the Loire Valley further south and our first choice was Beauregard, just south of Blois, for we were both keen to see the large … More AN ENCHANTING VISIT TO CHÂTEAU DE CHEVERNY