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1 Month in Barcelona

Posted on by Katherine

Most of our days in Barcelona, as has become our habit, are spent quietly working away in Nettle. We often joke that we live a normal life, like anybody else, except the view out our window changes. Currently, my studio window overlooks a little bit of Australia, planted and thriving in Barcelona: Barcelona Day Trip #1 When we do venture … Continue reading

Camp Audiobus

Posted on by Michael

After arriving in Barcelona, we spend a few days just hanging around, doing a few bits and pieces on Audiobus, wandering around the town of Calella nearby. It’s all slightly eerily quiet, but quiet is just fine with us. On day three, my friend and partner in Audiobus Sebastian arrives from Germany to spend a week with us. He’s booked … Continue reading


Posted on by Michael

So, we’ve sprinted to Copenhagen, and to our relief and great pleasure, been accepted as honorary Denmarkians for a time — we’ve even been assigned a doctor! …Which is just as well, because, without delay, Katherine discovers another breast lump. We’re not too worried this time around, as the last time, it was just a harmless cyst, and we don’t … Continue reading

A Self-Guided Bike Tour of Paris

Posted on by Michael

For our final day in Paris, we jump on our bikes again, ready to follow a self-guided bike tour we found in our Lonely Planet guide. Straight out of the train station, the nut holding my brake cable breaks off (sigh!), so we set out rather gingerly ’till we find a bike shop and replace the offending part. We pass … Continue reading

Visiting the Louvre

Posted on by Michael

Our next foray into town is eminently unsuccessful: We head into town and finally find ourselves some much-missed fish and chips at an English pub called The Bombardier. Our ambitions to see some more of Paris by bike are thwarted completely — first by an embarrassing spontaneous onset of dizziness resulting in my nearly passing out (not my manliest moment!), … Continue reading

Paris’s Marais District

Posted on by Michael

Katherine received a tip that the Marais district was a good spot for good coffee, and interesting shops, so for our next Parisian jaunt, it’s there we go. We get off the train at the Gare de Lyon station, this time, rather than emerging into the middle of a shopping centre, and find ourselves an exit a little more easily. … Continue reading

Wandering Paris on Bikes (Featuring Sainte-Chapelle, the Stained-Glass Wonder)

Posted on by Michael

Another week of project-work goes by, and we decide it’s time for another jaunt into Paris. We jump on our bikes and take the train in, getting out at Les Halles, which turns out to have been not so advisable with bikes: we’re in the middle of a shopping centre, with no clear path to the exit, and stairs everywhere! … Continue reading

The Parc Floral in Paris (And a Long Bike Ride)

Posted on by Michael

Oddly, we find that a week’s gone by by the time we think to head out and see some of this beautiful city we’re in — we’ve both got so much on, it can be hard to make time for the travel stuff, sometimes. Anyway, the time has come, and we decide to try riding our bikes in. The ride … Continue reading

Into Belgium (Part 3)

Posted on by Michael

Our Motorhome Mishap has been resolved, I’ve an email in my inbox with a photograph of my new student card, and finally, I’ve managed to withdraw the cash I need to buy a new laptop. We drive back to Gent again, and walk into the city centre, thick wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket. We pay for … Continue reading

Into Belgium (Part 1, Jalapeños)

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It’s been two years from the start of this adventure, and our UK visa is about to expire. We’re not done yet, though — there’s so much still to see! So, we’ve applied for Danish visas, and booked a ferry across into Belgium from Hull. We catch up with Mike (and a very large portion of fish and chips!) one … Continue reading

Shopping in York

Posted on by Katherine

One of the major downsides with our motorhome-based lifestyle is that we never stay in towns or cities. We’re always in a field somewhere, which is lovely but sometimes I do miss the joys of urban living. I’d quite like to be able to stay in town every now and then and walk to a funky little cafe and do … Continue reading