Monthly Archives: May 2011

Out on the salt pans

Salt collecting in salt pans is an industry/activity that was new to me this year when I visited the salt pans near Tuticorin in South India and saw the striking bleak landscape and harsh conditions for the workers. To come … Continue reading

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Dune in June. Almost.

We’ve moved on quite a long way since we last posted, heading for Northern Spain & Portugal. The only events in our calendar where we know where & when we’ll be are both in July – a wedding in Derbyshire … Continue reading

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Many menhirs

We were sad to leave Jono’s idyllic campsite near Nevez, but look forward to catching up with him later in the summer at the World Meeting of 2cv Friends in Salbris, south of Orleans. We have headed a few miles … Continue reading

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In Brittany

We’ve been spending the last couple of days with Jono on the campsite where he’s working for the summer – just outside Nevez, on the Brittany coast not far from Pont Aven (a lovely little town, full of art galleries … Continue reading

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A passion for France…

As we sit back, on a farm just north of Mayenne, at the start of our third night away, the stresses of packing and sorting the house are starting to fade. The word “chilled” could almost start to be used … Continue reading

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Hit the road, Jack…

Wherever it goes. We seem to be in Dover, waiting for the boat to depart. The house is echoing, the storage unit creaking at the seams, and the guys at the local tip know us well. Minimalism always seemed an … Continue reading

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Packing the house up… part umpty-seven and four-thirds

Are we nearly there yet? Gawd, I hope so. I think so. Rooms are echoing. Hold the front page. News of our departure might actually be forthcoming. Soon. (In the meanwhile, if ONE more person asks us if we’re actually … Continue reading

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