A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 2

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Don’t get Lost at Sea!

Lost At Sea; French by Numbers; Culinary Capers..

images (1)Greg, our Best Man asked us if we think we will survive this trip and I must admit, I do wonder. Our caravan learning curve has certainly involved a lot of destruction, although Mark calling me clumsy is like the pot and the kettle. He came in from windsurfing looking a bit sheepish. “I just had to self-rescue…” he admitted. He had forgotten to screw his sail to his board, so when he gained a bit of speed, the whole rig had come away in his hand!

Rosie has developed incredible skill an escape artist. Continue reading “A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 2”

It Worked for Us – 10 Tips on Letting Out Your House to Fund your Travels

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An Englishman’s Home is his Castle – until he rents it out. Then it is just a business which generates income to fund his travels…

For us, the key to funding our travels without having to work was renting out our house.

In financial terms, your house is probably your largest asset, so you need to protect it!Continue reading “It Worked for Us – 10 Tips on Letting Out Your House to Fund your Travels”

A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 1

Can I Look At Your Fuse Box?

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It would be hard not to fall in love with Quiberon.

Blighted by Breakages, Technology & French Fusion Cuisine; a Trip To The Vet; THE Most Expensive Fish in the World and – A Road Trip to Nowhere!

It would be hard not to fall in love with Quiberon – shady, pine-scented woods; lanes fragranced with honeysuckle; chocolate–box villages of stone cottages, fringed with hydrangeas and hollyhocks and a Neolithic stone monument at every turn.

And what about our first view of Quiberon bay? Two steps from our caravan were mirror-flat waters, like a jewel-blue infinity pool, fringed by a dramatic, sweeping arc of white sand. Carnac to the left and Quiberon, at the far end of the peninsula, were like mystical, golden cities, picked out by the evening sunshine. But all this tranquil nature belied a technological trauma in the caravan.Continue reading “A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 1”

How to Cram your Life into a Box on Wheels!

The things you own end up owning you… LET GO! 

…you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? This is YOUR LIFE. And it’s ending one minute at a time.

Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in the movie Fight Club.

You know that silver cutlery service in the mahogany canteen? You have had it for 30 years. You remember it – well, vaguely… It was a wedding present. You come across it; let’s see – every time you move house! It has been taking up space in the back of a cupboard somewhere. It’s too good to use, except for those REALLY special occasions, but they never seem to come around. And anyway, it won’t go in the dishwasher. And you have to polish it before you can use it. But it cost a fortune and you’ll never get the money back on it… Well, we sold ours on eBay for exactly what it was worth – and that is <drum roll> WHAT SOMEONE WAS PREPARED TO PAY FOR IT!Continue reading “How to Cram your Life into a Box on Wheels!”