Apologies the blog is a bit behind however I will be catching it up to date soon after we return from Goa later this month. I had planned on bringing it up to date whilst in Goa this winter however I left my blog notes at home!! Silly me!!
31 August 2017
28th August. Well it's been a roller coaster few months since we returned to the UK in May following Lisa's stroke. The initial fear was replaced with elation when the paralysis lifted after the operation on her brain to fix the damaged blood vessels that had caused the stroke but what has followed has been a long and slow recovery. She has learned how to become mobile and manage with no feeling down her left side and hopefully in time the feeling will gradually recover as she can feel difference in temperatures and can also feel pain. We can only hope......and as Lisa said herself, all things considered she feels she is very lucky to have recovered as well as she has. She still has a long way to go but is determined enough that she will achieve the best that can be hoped for. On top of that we had the house sale and purchase to deal with and the first week of July found us loading up the removal van to head to our new address. There is a lot of work to do as the property has been empty for over 18 months and hadn't been decorated for many years so we will certainly have plenty to keep us occupied in between travelling!! As Lisa is now well enough for us to consider travelling again we decided to head to France for 3 weeks and explore the Brittany coast. As we are no longer in the UK enough to earn our Tesco club card points we have finally run out of vouchers for the Eurotunnel so yesterday found us setting off at the crack of dawn to get the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk. It was a pleasant 2 hour crossing and we sat in the lounge drinking coffee while we watched the news. After spending last night at Mesnières-en-Bray we set of for Chacé today to meet up with our friends Val and John who were also in France travelling roughly the same area.
We stopped for lunch half way at a lovely little town called La Fleche and we parked on a small Aire on the edge of the river while we ate lunch. We then carried on to Chacé where there is a France Passion site that welcomes Motorhomes so we found ourselves parked along the edge of a beautiful vineyard with nothing but some grapevines and each other for company. What else is there to do on a gorgeous night in such a fabulous setting but to fire up the barbecue and crack open the wine. As is often the way the wine led on to port and we sat enjoying the sunset with a lovely view of the chateau while we shared our travel plans and raised a toast to a good trip for all of us.
|A night on the vineyard|
|Got to have a cow picture!!|
|Coastline near Plestin-les-Grèves|
|Mayenne river near Villiers-Charlemagne|
31 May 2017
h the house move so on the 25th April we set off for Eurotunnel and soon found ourselves back on French soil. We spent 3 days travelling to the south of France and the weather was a mixed bag of rain, wind, snow and sleet. After we passed through Millau and rose up the other side the weather suddenly seemed to change and the snow on the ground quickly disappeared as the temperature rose from near freezing to 15° and sunny.