Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Friday, 25 April 2008
we really do want to keep uap our blog but we have lost it - again - and again - this will indicate how. We are in the globe in Prague competing with a band and trying to get online. My PC battery is failing - we have no connections and our phones don't skype or even work. We can't access bank acounts friends or e-mail contacts easily. It rained - all day - hard - and shrunk John's hat!
We have much to tell you.
It has been hell - 0n wheels.
First though - we had great parties seeing our friends to say goodbye - they were great and we should do it again because we miss you. Can't post those photos - you - may be glaqd of that! We will try!
We spent two nights in Olney when we found out the water and power failed. We got stuck in the mud in Maindenhead and were puylled out by tractor. /we got over the Channel (by ferry) and got to Tournai. We found cold showers and went to Brussells and saw friens - very good! It was cold and the gas failed. I needn't tell you that it has been a close thing for John and me on several occasions even though he is a good steady driver and reasonable map-reader!
We are still together on account of the fact that I haven't got a suitcase big enough to take my books and clothes out of the van. This adventure will be the making of us. I hope to upload some pics but will upload this first so that you know we care about you all!
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Thanks to friends for kindness and support. Party pieces about our three farewell parties!
Goodbye with tears to beloved families and friends
Thanks to David at Cranes for his patience and brinkmanship - is that the right word. We will blog again soon and have a few photos for you. Have stayed at Olney, Maindenhead, Tournai Overijse and now Luxembourg. On to Trier and Krakow now
Monday, 7 April 2008
(It really is me.)
(Or was it.....?? Hoo, ha, ha, ha, ha...)
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
This is PEW my Megane, loaded up with paintings at my dear studio at Cardington. Sad to leave such a good place after two happy years. Thanks all of you at POG!
This first move was done months ago and involved shifting my stuff in one garage for a month or so and then into our garage in readiness for the big day!
If we were only leaving home for a short trip round Europe it would be a great deal simpler. In fact the sorting, selecting and packing that had to be done before the packers came has taken us months!
The anti-theft device!
It is full of baby spiders having spent two years in the garden shed.
John will perhaps tell you about the paperwork involved in getting the Van registered here in the UK! The good news is that he managed to do it - but -
the paperwork has to come through the post and will take about 10 days so we have to delay the start of our trip. We will in fact go away for a few days - the house is let early next week - then we will return collect Laika and depart at last!
Dick says that Laika is not a Campervan but a Mobilhome. The registration form says it is a motor caravan. John will call it the 'Van'.