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Welcome to Denmark

Posted on by Katherine

It turns out that Copenhagen is a very pleasant city and Denmark a very interesting country. Despite the tragedy of missing autumn in France, I’m really glad we were introduced to this culture and its people. At the Copenhagen Citizens’ Service Centre (“Borgerservice” in Danish) we’re met with laid back, friendly people and impressively efficient service. We manage to register … Continue reading

To the Loire Valley Via Denmark

Posted on by Katherine

This is when all hell breaks loose. As we’re making plans to meet up with our new friends again a bit further south, we’re told by Danish immigration that we have to register in person for our visas. We’d checked several times with various official people to make sure that we could do the entire process via the post, for … 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 2, Kind Mechanics)

Posted on by Michael

We’re in Belgium, but I jalapeño’d my laptop in the process of getting here! It’s going to cost €1,300 to fix the damn thing. We both feel quite calm — the worst has happened, and now it’s just a matter of logistics. We’ve noticed this phenomenon before — we’ll dread an outcome, but when it comes to pass, we find ourselves … Continue reading

Into Belgium (Part 1, Jalapeños)

Posted on by Michael

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

1000 Miles, Part 2: Swansea

Posted on by Michael

It’s time to get down to the task of covering some serious mileage. We pull out a rather good audio book we’ve been listening to set in 18th-century Scotland (read with some beautiful Scottish accents!), while Nettle stoically devours mile after mile. We spend quite a while following the wooded edge of a big picturesque loch north of Glasgow, before … Continue reading

1000 Miles: Part 1, Skye to Glencoe

Posted on by Michael

Time always has a habit of sneaking up on us. Somehow, we’re almost out of time here in the UK: it’s hard to believe, but our two-year UK visa expires in just a few weeks. We’re going to head over to Europe, next, and we have a ferry booked from Hull. But first, we’ve an errand to run. Back when … Continue reading

Errand day in Gafsa

Posted on by Michael

Mmm, toasted stale baguette slices for breakfast today. We tried to put it off another day, but it was time to go shopping, lest we be reduced to dry cereal for every meal, until that runs out and we start on the crumbs we find at the back of the cupboard. As is our way lately, slightly embarrassingly, it wasn’t … Continue reading


Posted on by Michael

Arriving in Galway, from the Connemara area, we made a beeline to the harbour, which often represents a promising spot to park for the night. This time, it didn’t look so good — somewhat on the industrial side, not surprisingly — so we pulled over for a quick stint of online research, and found out that the nearby promenade had … Continue reading

Towards Belfast

Posted on by Michael

Having woken up and gone through our morning routine, security intact and all belongings accounted for (it was our first wildcamp, so we were admittedly a little nervous), it was time to start the journey towards Belfast, for an art therapy short course Katherine had booked months in advance, when all this seemed a lifetime away. Our first stop was … Continue reading

Oxfordshire, Cardiff and Pembroke

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The day after Bath was a bit of a loss, recreationally speaking: A drive to Nettle’s home town to get her LPG tank put in and a couple other bits and pieces, then onwards towards Oxford, with a lengthy stop-over to get some supplies at B&Q, a Bunnings-like establishment, then eventually to another Certificated Location (CL) club site in Faringdon, … Continue reading