Lift off …

October was just round the corner and as midnight struck on September 30th the French tourist industry abruptly shut down.   Tables and chairs were stacked and chained to walls of now silent cafes.  Sun awnings were wound back, lights turned off and the ‘ouvert’ sign was spun to ‘ferme’. We were back in the Vilaine READ MORE

Homeward Bound

Sadly, as the year was drawing to a close, our temperamental, very expensive and highly problematic electrical system was failing again.  We now only had minimal domestic stand-alone electrical power and had become completely reliant on shore power to maintain any form of normal living. Thankfully, we still have our guarantees and following numerous conversations READ MORE