Tag: #Holiday2018

  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum

    One of the reasons why our holiday this year is in Europe was because of me. Italy’s always held a special allure, and with European travel (potentially) becoming a bit of a minefield starting next year (cheers Brexit) it seemed like a good idea to push for this trip before that happened. The fact Rome […]

  • Day Four :: Rome

    As I’m writing this, my son and husband are out exploring Rome after dark. My daughter is still recovering from her dodgy ankle, with me here largely in the background, but tomorrow she should be well enough to go out too. Sunset, Rome August 2nd. pic.twitter.com/TZqNAnngXd — ๐ŸŒŠ Sarah ๐Ÿ“ Shonky Gubbins ๐ŸŒŠ (@AlternativeChat) August […]

  • Day Three :: Genoa to Rome

    Day Three :: Genoa to Rome

    The plan was simple enough, we’d be taking a trip to Pisa, with plenty of time for my daughter to limp about, before arriving in Rome really late. Except, as is often the case, that was not what circumstances dictated. Day 3 and a Polish coach driver takes out the back of the van. Rear […]

  • Day Two :: Dijon to Genoa

    Day Two :: Dijon to Genoa

    This was not an auspicious start, all told. Day 2: French Hospital. Nothing life threatening but we may be here a while ๐Ÿค” pic.twitter.com/BcxF9xnEFB — ๐ŸŒŠ Sarah ๐Ÿ“ Shonky Gubbins ๐ŸŒŠ (@AlternativeChat) July 31, 2018 Daughter has badly sprained her ankle, but we wanted to be sure it wasn’t broken in a country where at […]

  • Day One :: Essex to Dijon

    I’ve never driven across Europe before. When my husband suggested a trip (in his newly bought van) with the kids, it seemed like a good idea. On reflection it might have been smarter to wait a day after having completed a bike race, but you live and learn. Today was the ‘get miles between us […]