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
After weeks of sweltering temperatures of the last few weeks in the south of France, it is a relief to be in the cooler and greener north, where one doesn’t feel like melting away, with very little energy or inclination to do very much at all. Even the dog is a lot happier now, … More The Cooler, Greener North
We loved Île d’Oléron so much we ended up staying 6 days. We thought we were only going to spend a couple of days initially, but we renewed our ticket twice more as we didn’t want to leave. In truth, it was just too hot to move and walking to the market in St … More Living on an Island!
A much calmer week this week with no major drama other than Beano getting two ticks just as he was due for this month’s spot-on treatment. I did not enjoy pulling them out with my tweezers, especially the second one, which was full of blood and burst with the squeeze, splattering blood all over my … More Pont de l’Arche, Eure, Wednesday 25th April 2018