Of Fleetwood Mac

  This iconic Fleetwood Mac song is probably the first song I ever recall hearing. According to family legend it’s also the one that played when I was born, or so I’m told. Over the years it’s had a strange influence on my life, and alarmingly the lyrics have haunted me on several occasions. But…

and here we go!

So as some you may have seen or vaguely remember a post around the start of April saying that it’d finally happened, I was leaving ‘sunny’ Australia for ‘wet and miserable’ England, and then nothing. Well, life certainly enjoys throwing some curve-balls and it really is a matter of whether you swing and hope you…

Berwick to Chester-le-Street

Well, that was a day and a half! It should have been one of the easiest days we’ve had, we weren’t supposed to be travelling that far and we had very little scheduled for the day. But that’s not quite how the day panned out. In a spur of what could only be called mild-insanity…

Oban to Stirling

Where to start for today, how about with breakfast? Don't mind if we do! This morning we were ready and loading up our chariot by 8am, we didn't need to be on the road by any specific time, we had no grand appointments to keep, but rather than hanging around staring at the ceiling we…

Dumfries to Oban

Dumfries might only be 70 miles away, give or take a few flaps of the crows wings, but when you're bound to land travel and not flight, it's a bleeding long way to do in one day! Our day started at 5am when the melodic sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' started blaring from…

Kendal to Dumfries

We're in Dumfries tonight, ready for our early morning break for the coast and our ferry ride through some of the islands before heading north up through the Western Isles. As I type this I'm reclining in bed again, having dined on a rather awesome Butter Chicken from Sainsbury's (2 for £5, can't go wrong!)…

Chester to Kendal

It was a very wise move to have such a bountiful feast last night, because this morning we were awake and on the road again by 7am – into 'May Day' traffic, a lovely mix of holiday makers getting away and school kids/workers on their way about their usual business, with us being jostled in…

Ludlow to Chester

It’s amazing the difference a good night’s sleep can make to a day, well rested you can rise, assess the day’s weather, adjust any predetermined plans accordingly and face any challenges with a smile. A bad night’s sleep however has an almost opposite effect, waking as though you’ve spent the night on a cobblestone road…

Barnstaple to Weston-super-Mare

Today began with the humdrum of regular life, although we've been enjoying the freedom and liberties that come with an itinerant agenda, sooner or later the reality of life's necessities catches up. So the first half of this morning was spent bumbling around Branstaple doing shopping and laundry. But as with most things in life,…

Sights list now available

For those that have had a look at the blog before, and those that have yet to ‘sign-up’ or check it out, I have a new page up, and a few additions made to existing pages. The ‘Britain‘ and ‘France‘ pages have been given more detail; in so far as a slightly better idea of…

Welcome and Hi!

Hi! So you’ve found my little blog, awesome, welcome! There won’t be much happening here between now (Dec. 13th 2013) and April 2014, unless I get some unexpected travel in, which is always possible! Hopefully as the months roll on I’ll be posting more information about ‘the trip’, a seven week adventure across the north…