Our kids had already selfishly grown up, left home and as a consequence there always seemed less excitement to be involved in at home. Then in 2014 our final link to any semblance of a bustling family life disintegrated when our gorgeous Labrador dog Ember unexpectedly died. This got us thinking, with such a big [...]
It would be a fair conclusion to say - "THIS DIDN'T GO HOW WE EXPECTED"! But where would be the fun in that? First there was flying our bikes out - that went wrong. They got left behind when they missed a connecting flight. Then, when they finally arrived - they were damaged! We were [...]
So here we are again, getting ready for our next bike tour. Are we ready? Despite knowing we are heading off, this time, to the more exotic climes of Sri Lanka more than several months ago, we left it until just two weeks before setting off to get our travel vaccinations sorted! Apparently, just two [...]
Kindness of Strangers; we were given these peaches at the top of a very steep hill in Croatia. BEST peaches EVER! Roadside repairs Serbian - Bulgarian train ride (actually easier to stay on the bikes than carry that lot and the bikes on and off the train) Although - perhaps not always [...]
Reaching Budapest Cycle tan! Iain "Potter" Ashton Swapping the wheels for a week of heights and high seas (well from Greece to Turkey) After a very "dodgy" mooring - all safe and sound! phew............ Turkey or fish!
Austrian entertainment! Danube flood water markers Wrapped up against a mosquito attack - well that's what he said it was in aid of! Street art of beautiful Bratislava Surprise sighting of Gary Glitter in a run-down outdoor spa in Hungary!
Broken toe! Dodgy pants! Bovine jewellery! Reaching Germany and hoping the local ale might go some way to help the coccyx pain! (not working yet! still looking miserable!)
Congratulations to the winners of my GoodReads Giveaway. Three signed copes are now winging (well posting) their way to the lucky entrants. Here's wishing them all - very happy reading.
Annoyingly, you can't always be on a "proper" bike tour.......... so the next best alternative (I guess) is to go on a proper day out on a bike. We escaped from our "boat slave" status for the day (we are in the midst of helping our son renovate a classic historic wooden yacht) and decided [...]
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The Beardless Adventurer and Her Inconvenience book makes top 10 on Sports Book of the Month.com - With this cracking review. "The penchant for ‘writing up’ your fully supported or, more likely, solitary epic journey, be it across oceans (Four Mums in a Boat), continents (Dare To Do, Sara Oaten) or single countries in quirky [...]