A Week in Provence – The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Pont du Gard

Nous Sommes Citoyens de France – We Are Citizens of France! The Fab Four are now officially Le Quatre Fabuleux. Following our trip to the vet, they got their DHPP vaccinations, French passports and a pipette for leishmania, a mosquito-borne disease to be wary of near the Med. On American Independence Day, they gained theContinue reading “A Week in Provence – The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Pont du Gard”

The Magic of Morvan; Jargeau to Vézelay, Bourgogne, France

“You’re a sweetie. You’re my gorgeous girl. I love you soooo much!” crooned Mark.  “What would you like me to do?” the satnav’s harsh, electronic monotone scythed across the tender moment. “Shut up. I’m talking to Lani!”  Strangely, that was the last that we heard from the satnav’s unpredictable voice-activation. As a result, we missedContinue reading “The Magic of Morvan; Jargeau to Vézelay, Bourgogne, France”

“To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!” Gran Paradiso – Italy

My day kicked off with four ten-second bursts of freezing cold water, full in the face.

Paradise Found! Camping La Chassagne, Auvergne, France

I tend to fill the kettle and leave it on the hob the night before. In the compact living space of the caravan, this means that all I need to do is lean out of bed to reach the knob to switch it on for my morning coffee! The occupants of the tent next doorContinue reading “Paradise Found! Camping La Chassagne, Auvergne, France”