A day in France in a Subaru XV

What do you call a booze cruise without a cruise? Sounds like start of some dodgy joke, right? But seriously, if you get the train from Folkestone rather than the ferry from Dover, with a view to a day of buying booze, what do you call it?   We pondered this as we sat in the

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Fancy rebooting your life?

Have you ever fancied rebooting your life?  If you are anything like me you do it about four hundred times a day.  Sometimes it is something small you want to change like finding a way for you to not have to empty the dishwasher for the third time.  Sometimes it is something huge like dumping

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A day out in Devizes

We didn’t let the rain put us off when we woke up at the Devizes Camping and Caravanning Site just outside Devizes a few weeks ago.  This was, after all, our first weekend away in Betty the Bus and we planned to make the most of it.   The original plan was to wander the tow

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My line in the sand

I feel I need to draw one, you know, a line in the sand.  A full stop has a finality to it and, well, there is no finality here.  But there does need to be a line drawn in the sand. For me, if nobody else. The past few months have been tough, if I

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Window Wednesday — The Wiltshire Window

It has been a while since I posted a Window Wednesday because, well because of all sorts.   But bought Betty the Bus recently we managed to sneak off for the weekend to a campsite not too far away but to a town we hadn’t visited before:  Devizes.   Just an hour and half a way it

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January is home improvement planning month

Well you might not find it on any official calendar but for me January is home improvement planning month.   I will do anything to get out of thinking about my tax return.  Or indeed paying off my Christmas spending on my credit card.   Anything at all.   So generally I plan holidays in my head, some

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Have you heard about The Black Farmer?

Once upon time, a long long time ago, in ancient times in fact (okay it was 1983) I decided i was going to become a vegetarian.  I am sure my mum did that eye rolling thing that all parents do when their delightful offspring announce something that means they have to start cooking two different

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