Norfolk Broads, England

In what seems to have become an annual August bank holiday event, Nicola and I packed the MG full of camping equipment and left London before dawn, headed for the fresh air and open roads of the countryside. This year, to Norfolk. We were headed towards a charming little place called Hickling, where our friends Heidi-Lee and Chris had already set up camp the previous … Continue reading Norfolk Broads, England

Loulé and Faro, Portugal

The Algarve is an ideal place for some spring sunshine: its quick to get there, the weather is warm, the flights are good value and when you arrive in Portugal, Nicola’s mum has a mega pack of croissants ready for you to eat. As with most trips involving Nicola’s family, there was a surprise element involved. It was Nicola’s Dad Clive’s birthday, and we were … Continue reading Loulé and Faro, Portugal

Kruger National Park, South Africa

When you tell people you’re going on safari in the Kruger National Park, they have an unusual habit of explaining that it’s the same size as Wales. People don’t mention the incredible wild animals, the amazing birds or the beautiful landscapes. But that’s what we had set out to see. Nicola and I had booked three nights in the park, at three different rest camps. … Continue reading Kruger National Park, South Africa