Saint-Malo and the Vendée, France

I lined the MG up with the ramp that led to the ferry and slowed to a stop. It was steep enough that you couldn’t see the top; just a wall of metal ahead of the car. Continue reading Saint-Malo and the Vendée, France

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The New Forest, England

Introducing Heidi-Lee and Chris. Heidi-Lee is a South African food blogger; Chris is her fiancé and an all-round nice guy. Back in August, Nicola and I spent a bank holiday weekend camping with them on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. Continue reading The New Forest, England

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

Mpumalanga, South Africa

When people visit South Africa, it’s usually a major city, the Garden Route along the southern cape, or perhaps a game reserve. We had other ideas, and along with Nicola’s family, we set off to spend a week in Mpumalanga. It rhymes with a cockney saying ‘mango’. After a long flight from London to Johannesburg we picked up our hire cars and drove to Sabie, … Continue reading Mpumalanga, South Africa

Barcelona and Begur, Spain

April and Matt got married in Begur at the beginning of September, and invited Nicola and I to celebrate with them. Once we’d worked out where Begur was, we booked our flights and started planning a weekend away. Begur We arrived mid-afternoon in Begur, a small but pretty market town a couple of hours north of Barcelona. The first night of the wedding celebrations was … Continue reading Barcelona and Begur, Spain