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On Useful Things…

The weather’s turned bad on us of late, meaning that we tend to spend more time in the vehicle than we’d like.  Two people and one wet dog in a confined space makes for a ‘friendly’ atmosphere and eventually the dry kit runs out.  Luckily our current hit rate of one night in every three …

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A Visit to Hell

The last few days have been stranger than the preceding ones.  Leaving behind the huge naked people with their remarkably resilient babies, we paused to check out a Stavekjerkje – a wooden church coated in tar to preserve the timber – that had been put up in 1180 before transitting the World’s Longest Tunnel (24.5 …

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Baedeker Be Blowed

There are those who seek conventional tours.  Copenhagen, as an example, was full of them, all dutifully following the same well-worn path around the must-see sites and locations and in all likelihood clutching their Baedecker/Lonely Planet/other guidebook.  There’s nowt wrong with that, of course, since by definition it seems to suit most folk down to …

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Little Mermaid

Kate pointed out that no post about Copenhagen could be complete without a photo of the Little Mermaid – so here it is.

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Random Blind Chance

Random blind chance can be either a good thing or a bad one it’s a toss up.  And RBC was clearly in its Bad Thing guise last week, when it dictated that Paloma Faith should lose her voice the very evening we went to see her in concert. But the toast sometimes lands buttered side …

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Stops and Starts

One of what I like to call my regulars texted in the other day to point out that our trip round Europe would be over soon, since we were belting through it at such a rate. Good point, but like the small print says, past performance is no guarantee of future results. We’re only hastening …

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Three Countries, Three Meals

Breakfast obviously enough was in France, once we’d plundered the nearest Auchan Hypermarché and stocked up on croissants and coffee.  Moving on, we had a short break for lunch in Belgium and wisely ignored the two mountain bikes that we’d strapped to the back end of the van before leaving home.  No mountains in Belgium, …

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And We’re Off…

…starting with a slow loop to take in Dorset and Glastonbury before heading east and making for the Channel ports. We remembered to pack most things but – you won’t believe this – we forgot to take a corkscrew. Oh dear. And that’s why we marked my birthday a couple of evenings ago with some …

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What Three Words

Our motorhome is quite small really – it’s a Burstner IT 586 – and it has just enough room for the two  of us plus the dog.  But it’s fitted out with a pretty good array of things to make life easier and one of these is the GPS.  Now it starts getting technical, because …