Take off!!

600ks down the road in pretty ordinary weather we reach Vannes a regional city in Brittany near the Golf de Moribhan.  Check into a hotel and prepare for an install of our new CHiiMP Next communication system  for Bizjets.  CHiiMp Next gives pilots, crew and passengers SMS Email and Whats App for a set fee…

Bonjour

The Eurotunnel as per usual is its efficient self and we are in Calais 45 mins later.  cannot comtemplate queing at the ferry for an hour, hour and a half to cross often ver rough seas when you can do it so easily via Eurotunnel. Heavy rain and winds would have made for a horribe…

London Calling

A quick two day visit to Ali in London. Janice and Ali have know each other for decades and have only just been on hols together in India. Staying with Ali presents some interesting challenges – Ali has cats we have two terriers whose mortal enemies appear to be cats! Dogs at one end of…

The Spanish winter sun is calling!

After 7 months home in Scotland and as the daylight hours get shorter (sunset 3.40pm) the south is calling. With our house in Moraira renovated this will be a far different experience. Won’t be harassing builders for a start. This will also be the first long trip in our Marco Polo camper. The Hymer is…

Janice Goes India or when wrong becomes right!!

With good pals Ali and Belinda, Janice jumped on BA to New Delhi and began a tour of place she had always wanted to visit.  If the truth be told she was always a little peeved that Barry had knocked back a job to launch to TV channels there 12 years ago without discussing it…

La Casa Blanca sul Mare

During our winter stay two years ago in Moraira we decided we really liked it . Friendly people, great beaches, some of Spain’s prettiest coastline, brilliant restaurants and not unlike North Berwick where we live, a summer tourist destination but much quieter in the winter months. All these things came into play when decided we…

The search for the Big Five.

Day two We headed inland about an hour to the Huluhuwe iMfolozi  reserve, Sth Africas oldest game reserve and home to the big five. After the incredible sights of the night before we were on a hiding to nothing and expectations were low about sightings  bah humbug!! We headed inland about an hour to the…

What are the chances of seeing something?

We headed north from Durban to St Lucia.  Game Park country!!! the home of the big 5, plus lots of incredible animals and birds. First night was a cruise on the local estuary to see hippo’s and crocodiles…what were the chances.  Driving into St Lucia over the estuary bridge all you had to do was…

Rumble in the Jungle

A wedding invite by friends Clare and Greg timed with a business trip with a South African airline Comair and their Kulula brand  saw us head to Sth Africa  – no dugs this time.  Milo and Ginny got to stay with Janice’s brother Ian and his wife (another Reid) Janice which they loved!! We flew…

The end or an era..well not quite!!!

When we first came to Scotland 14 years ago I told Janice I wanted a motorhome to see this part of the world slowly. We have been lucky to travel a lot but much of mine was business and you never really see much. Traveling in a motorhome without a serious timetable gives you so…

Heading South..Allez!

Its great to be back in France.  Things immediately stand out…they make the best bread in the world, they know how to drive properly and make great roads. The noise coefficient drops by about 40% and it makes driving so much nicer.  brits have no idea how to build great roads! After the Eurotunnel train…

To our winter home!

After a quick stop in Biarritz it was on into Spain.  The shorts T shirts and sandals were out were as temp hit mid to high 20’s. Whilst summer is beautiful in Scotland its only the rare days that you get temps in the Mid 20’s which we just find perfect. We were going to…