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Category Archives: People We have Meet on the Gap Year
Shoddy work by an English Car Garage- I did not follow my own advice
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 … Continue reading
We are home- we limped into Ireland rather than arrive to applause
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.
A Gap Year Lesson for Me- Sometimes You Just have to go with the Flow.
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 … Continue reading
We are leaving Chalon after 4 1/2 months
The day we had planned to leave, it froze the night before – 6 degrees. We had to leave with ice on the decks. It was a pretty hard job to load the car. We had to throw out a … Continue reading
Getting ready to go home- The big clear out!
We leave for Ireland next weekend, so we are clearing and doing final touch ups on the boat. The going away parties have started! This week we have been to dinner to Alain and Francoise’s home. On Sunday we are … Continue reading
Lunch at Bernard’s – Our French Friendships continue
We met Bernard at Rodgers New Year’s Party. Bernard kindly invited us to Sunday lunch at his home – another new French experience for us.
Our social life in Chalon- is wonderful.
Last Friday our boat neighbour Thierry and his partner Marie Ange invited us to dinner on their boat. What a Burgundy feast!
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Five days R&R in Portsmouth before returning to Dublin
Our Gap Year has been wonderful and things have fallen into place for us as we went along. One such example was staying with Neil & Bernie on the way home. It was a great transition from our year on the boat … Continue reading →