Monthly Archives: August 2014

A retrospective look at the Top 10 Things We Like about our new lifestyle. (And a few challenges).

We have been home for a week now and it’s time for reflection. What did we love? And for some light and shade, some balance, a few things I, at least, had issues with… Top 10 things we like about … Continue reading

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I’m sad to say it’s time to go…

So we made it from Dole to our winter mooring place at Blanquarts in St Jean de Losne. The trip from Dole went well even though we hit torrential rain while waiting for a lock to open. But it lasted … Continue reading

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Released for good behaviour…

Yippee. We’re free. Just. Saturday morning came and Mr VNF shook his head. Not this morning. Lunchtime or this afternoon perhaps. So we hung around. I walked into Fraisans for some bread. Incidentally I don’t think much of the boulangerie’s … Continue reading

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Still here…A little fed up in Fraisans

Well, 48 hours later and we are still tied up to the brambles. The VNF finally came by at 4.30 and said not today. Maybe tomorrow. Definitely not Sunday of course (they don’t work Sundays). If it rains over the … Continue reading

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