In the words of Madonna I think. Yep, a holiday would be SO nice! I’ve been keeping an eye on ferry prices and they’ve come down a lot since I first looked in January, so the idea of going to France again this year may yet be a possibility.
Of course, there are still a few things that need to be sorted before we can even consider taking a trip abroad.
We need to buy a shed as soon as possible. We’ve only been putting it off for six months now and I’m fed up with my bedroom (yes dear, of course I mean OUR bedroom) being a store room for everything, from the table and chairs from our old house, to the contents of the scout den from the next village.
We have a bill from the local furniture store which is about four months old so that needs to be sorted fairly soon.
Then there are the credit cards (almost cleared now, thank God) and the solicitor’s bill that we got recently.
My fingers are itching to click on the “Purchase Now” key on the ferry website, especially when I look back at the photos from last year.
We went to Biarritz last year and stayed in a fabulous campsite that had it’s own private access to the beach. The weather was glorious while we were there, which was a relief as we’d pitched for two nights in another campsite across the road, on terraced pitches, and it had lashed rain while we were there. On the morning we went to move the caravan, the ground was muddy and slippery and we were terrified that the caravan was going to slip onto the tent pitched below us. I can tell you now that if that had happened I would have run…very fast… and left Jay to deal with it.
This is the caravan, complete with awning that we purchased last year from Charles Camping in Blessington. That’s also where we bought the caravan. The best thing now is that they have an online shop and the delivery is (well…was) only 5 euros anywhere in Ireland.
This photo was taken when we stayed in the Marais Poitevin, en route to Biarritz. We pitched in a campsite in Coulon, near Niort.
While we were in the Poitevin Marshes we took a trip to La Rochelle, which was lovely, and visited the aquarium there. I love this photo that I took of a crab in the middle of his dinner.
I don’t know what this is…I just call it “thing”.
We also paid a visit to Futuroscope. It was interesting, but it’s not something we’d go back to, to be honest. I’m sure it was the biz in its hay day, but the technology seems a bit outdated now. Bee enjoyed it though.
The night time show was spectacular and we really enjoyed that. It was the highlight of our Futuroscope visit. I gave up trying to upload the video that I have and the photographs aren’t great quality, but, trust me, it was great!