Looking back on our year away. We had a great time, meet lots of great people and achieved a life time ambition. We did manage to find the right boat and get it from The River Shannon in Ireland, via Paris to Berlin and back to Chalon sur Saone in France. We sold the boat there and returned home.
On Saturday, 7th March we moved back into our house and then it hit me, the Gap Year is really over! Continue reading
Yesterday we got Nuala’s car back from the garage in Dublin. The work that was supposed to be done by the Portsmouth garage had to be redone. So we have had to pay twice for the same job plus the added inconvenience and cost of breaking down en route, in addition to missing the ferry. Yet the Portsmouth garage will get away with it because it’s too much trouble to fight it! Continue reading
First week, back at home and I am already missing France- especially the wine and cheese!
There is nothing for it ,I will just have to stop drinking wine. Might be good for my body but definitely not good for my quality of life. Continue reading
Nuala left the apartment at 8 am this morning for her first day at work in 11 months. I am going to attend the Rotary meeting this afternoon. Continue reading
As you know our car broke down on the way to the ferry in Fishguard last Sunday. We missed the 2.30 pm ferry by minutes and had to wait for 12 hours. So we did what we know works- find a local hotel with Wi-Fi and a quite place to sit. Continue reading
We are home in Dublin since 11.30 today Monday 23rd February. Fourteen hours behind schedule but then again we did arrive by breakdown truck. Continue reading
Now that we are near the end of our Gap Year, I have been reflecting on what the year has taught me. Definitely one lesson for me is that it is always right to go with the flow and not try and force life. Continue reading