As you may know Italy is famous for hot water spas. That is not tap water but the very hot water that comes up from the depths of the ground at almost 70 degrees Centigrade, thus requiring to be filtered and cooled before the public are able to enjoy the benefits of the magic water.Continue reading “Look at this amazing “spa” haven/heaven….”
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My holiday plans for 2023 yessss…….
With fingers firmly crossed that the Russian army do not invade Western Europe and that COVID keeps its very nasty head down, I am busy planning my 2023, following our almost three year long stay- home hiatus. Not strictly true as we escaped in 2022 a bit. Watch this space!!!
LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays
I have loved animals since I was a kid, my parents loved dogs so we always had two or three as we lived in a house with a big garden next door to a farm so the mutts were always free to run and play. At one stage we had William a huge boxer, ShamblesContinue reading “LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays”
My new Vito, what a van…
I recently drove to Italy from the UK with my new-to-me Mercedes Vito and goodness, WHAT a van. This Vito was delivered in 2017 to the Mercedes Maclaren Formula One team in the UK to support the race team throughout Europe so she is LHD but with British number plates in special order colour MercedesContinue reading “My new Vito, what a van…”
Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…
I had contact with a lovely guy from French France who replied to my advertisement and wanted to buy my beloved red 2009 Vito. We exchanged emails and photos and messages until we agreed on a price and then he was looking for a delivery company to collect the van so I offered to deliverContinue reading “Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…”
Time to say farewell to my lovely van sob….
I have been thinking long and hard about my much-loved 2009 Mercedes Vito van. She is now 13 years old with 170k kms and goes GREAT, in all this time she has never let me down and we have had some wonderful trips around Europe together. I love driving my red Vito and the 3LContinue reading “Time to say farewell to my lovely van sob….”
The Honda CB1000R, what a great bike!
I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R three years ago during the COVID dreaded lockdown so I have been able to use her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great sales and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with onlyContinue reading “The Honda CB1000R, what a great bike!”
I cannot believe how much fun my little Honda CRF250 is!!
Well, horses for courses and all that. I LOVE motorcycles and I currently have 4 bikes, I recently realised that my stunning R1 was er just a bit faster than me so I decided to trade her back to Martin before I got too carried away!. I have owned and loved several R1s including oneContinue reading “I cannot believe how much fun my little Honda CRF250 is!!”
The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…
As regular readers will know I LOVE my Mercedes Vito and since I bought her new in 2009 I have always enjoyed my trips with her, Italy to the UK many times plus Germany and France and so on. She has NEVER let me down and is now at 165k kms. When we had theContinue reading “The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…”
A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…
I met up with my mate Brian recently in Bergamo in the north of Italy. We planned this trip two months before when Brian decided to purchase my 2012 Honda VFR, he had been without a bike for several years and finally decided that he wanted one for trips with mates. Of course he canContinue reading “A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…”