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The end of the road

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post before I compile the pictures and story of the last days of our trip.
Unfortunately, our camper failed to start about 70 miles south of our final destination at Mike’s gaff, another 70 miles south of Calais.
To cut a long story short, the starter motor had worn out [...]

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It had to be done

Paris was great. Extremely beautiful. We did the normal stuff. Up the Eiffel tower now christened by jac the awkward tower. On the descent he exclaimed in the middle of a packed escalator, look daddy! Everything’s getting bigger! We spent 30 euros on tat. Walked for ever down the seine to the louvre. Walked out [...]

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Paris is gay (like rainbows)

The campsite in montbazon was great and we were all chilling out. The town to the right and intermarche to the left and in the middle, a lovely river, playground, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, all within walking distance.
We were having a great time in the camper after the two nights in the hotel and [...]

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Mais oui! and pooh!

Some things we’ve bought for the camper have been brilliant, like the electric fly swatter and the 45m of washing line. Some things have been useless like the multi adapter USB 12v things that don’t even charge iPods. But probably the best buy was the portable toilet that we fitted into one of the back [...]

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The ascent – injuns!

So it was a long drive. Checked oil – check! Checked tyres – check! Checked engine belt tightness – erm….. It’ll get us there!
About 20 mins from our destination, the injun started sounding funny. The next stop was 10k so I took it steady (not that I wasn’t before!)
We got to the stop ok but [...]

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Thanks emillion!

Bordeaux at night was fantastic. Kids just ran amok until they ran out of energy. Every time we’ve been out for dinner, jac has asked for a pepperoni pizza which they’ve never had. Tonight we saw the place. It was actually called ‘the pepperoni pizza place’. Perfect, except that Kate saw a pizza place further [...]

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Technical help required

Erm…. been travelling for a while now in the bus and there are a couple of things that I’ve been wondering about.
There are three levers, one blue and two red with some kind of alien writing next to them. What do they do???? They look like the things Chekov used to use to send red [...]

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Bored….oh!

Lake nice, food nice, relaxed camping. Really hot when we arrived. Overcast but warm the next day. The lake wasn’t really kiddy friendly to jump into but we had a nice relaxed stroll round it. Rain was forecast for the next day.
Now it was time to plan the ascent up through France. Camping was fine [...]

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Update on the knee

Thanks for all the sympathy about my knee. It is SLOWLY getting better with soft drugs and ice packs. I think it’s just where it is ie just beneath my knee cap that’s made it so painful and slow to heal. It’s ok now and I’m sure it will be fully recovered by the time [...]

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The best of days (5,6,7)

The party at steves was great and ended with a big sing song. Molly was the star of the night with her numbers backed by steve. I told her to dump the loser with the guitar. Not normally one to participate in amateur nights, I was roped into doing the only song I can do [...]

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