Afternoon out to the beach, cassis is 20 min drive from Aubagne very nice upmarket port town, it was heaving today as it was a holiday, managed to find a free car park at a tiny beach just past the stunning magdalene vineyard (might go back for a visit) snorkelled swam and found a nudist beach... no pics... Trust me you can thank me for that!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Check out our hike video here.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The villa we are staying at, 3 mins out of Aubagne, lovely quiet spot under a mountain, massive fully fenced garden comes with pool two cats and kora (superglue) the dog. Set back from the road it is a massive older style Provence home. Great outdoor eating area and loads of spots to sit under the trees and read your books.... I managed 4 pages before I fell asleep.
Lunch today sitting on the deck in Provance, posh cheese toasties, Brie, jamon and sun dried tomatoes from the local market mmmmmm. (That's Apple juice in the glass, honest)
Made it to Marseille, few hiccups, missed the connecting train, by minutes! If you do this trip Make sure you allow at least two hours to transfer from Paris stations especially if you have kids. Ended up having to buy 4 new tickets...,384 euros!Here now beautiful weather, off to the island of ille de frioul (20min ferry ride) to explore and stay on a yacht for a night.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Bus on time London traffic wasn't to bad. On board loo was! Now after a dash across London and some serious queuing to get passports checked. We are all aboard, the sandwich suitcase has already been attacked, now only weighs 10kgs. Oscars revision backpack on the other hand feels like it has the entire school library inside. Paris next!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
2:46 am...... last jobs getting done before our eurostar trip to Marseille in France. Travelling the new route London to Marseille, in theory we will be in the south of France dinner time tomorrow, actually make that later today! Made a whole carry on case load of sandwiches to take
Monday, May 18, 2015
Our cottage for the evening, Cardamon cottage part of 36 on the quay (restaurant with rooms) in Emsworth. Super quaint loads of old beams and features with nice new kitchen and bathroom. someone has whacked his head twice already despite the many signs saying "watch your head!". Perhaps he had more than a half pint at the pub! There is a little garden out the back with table and chairs, not quite the day for sitting outdoors though. So far so good. Will post a video of the cottage soon
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
On our summer holiday in Tromoy Norway the kids had a fantastic time crabbing and fishing at the jetty just a short walk down a gravel path from where we were staying. There were loads of crabs to be caught, we used the tried and tested method of some raw chicken bits in a orange bag... (yes it actually was coloured orange) but I meant was the netting style bags that you get fruit in... onions, oranges etc. Anyway we caught a good haul....didn;t fancy eating them so very tag and release!