7. More. Sleeps…..

It is exactly 7 days to the minute that we will be leaving these shores for our extended adventure around France.  And to remind me Calv has just sent me a few pics of the ferry we’re going on leaving port – what a pair of saddos.




We’ve had so long to plan for this trip, but as ever most of the work can only be done within a couple of weeks of leaving.  So it’s all kicked off in the last couple of weeks.  We’ve shopped for England this weekend – new clothes, new shoes, new satnav, new bike rack.  You should see our little C1 with 2 electric bikes on the back!  (Brilliant little bike rack btw; grips onto the towball and the bikes are going nowhere).

What have we got left to do?

Haircuts.   New tyres for the van (6 – £ouch).  MoT on Citroen.  Family meal on Sunday.  Final shop.  Last suitcase of clothes/shoes to go into van.

Birthday cards are written and ready to be posted (Sam’s responsibility…!)  Proxy vote forms completed for the referendum.  All campsites checked now and rail tickets to Barcelona printed.  I think we’re almost there – just got to fuel up on Monday and get on our way 🙂

The next time I post we will actually be in France and I’ll hopefully have something interesting to write about – I can’t wait…






Author: MandoraTheExplorer

Having given up full-time work we currently work a year to travel for 4-5 months, and we're hoping to continue this until we can retire properly! Currently living, and loving, life to the full :)