Enfant terible

Enfant terible

July 03, 2010 Bloggies by Steve Martin Edit

“More” she says, and charges across the kitchen head first into my thigh... “thwack”. She runs back across the room. “More”. Here she comes again, this time head aimed squarely at my groin.... “thump”. “MORE!” comes the shout and she’s coming me again. Emily has invented a new game and it seems to be called Head-butt Dad. She is a wild child, a so called "enfant terrible". The game goes on all afternoon whenever she can’t think of anything else to do.

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Wasting Time in La Lande D'Airou

Wasting Time in La Lande D'Airou

June 29, 2010 Bloggies by Steve Martin Edit

It’s been 2 weeks now and we are surviving France. It seems a diet of Camembert, Baguette and wine is not nearly as dangerous as I thought it might be.... it’s just buying our supplies that can be difficult.

Before we left Australia, Jo and I had a crash course in French with the Ballarat chapter of Alliance Francaise.  That short intense course has armed us with enough of the language to ask for the basics of life and to read signs and have at least a general idea of what they are saying. The problem comes when someone replies.

 

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A French Adventure Starts

A French Adventure Starts

June 20, 2010 Paris by Steve Martin Edit

After months on the road we have stopped.... finally. We are based in an old stone barn which has been transformed into a holiday cottage, or Gite, by it's English owners. The rent is free but it does come with tasks. We have to look after the chooks and tend to the vege garden and green house. On top of that we get to eat the eggs and vege's from the garden, so even those onerous tasks have a side benefit.

 

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Nessie's Tale

Nessie's Tale

June 17, 2010 Great Britain by Steve Martin Edit

“I saw her tail” James exclaimed. “I saw her, I saw her”. My son insists he has seen the monster of the Loch from the battlements of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. My only doubt is that with each retelling he seems to have seen more and more of the monster.... funny that! [he is only 3 after all]

After just 4 days in Edinburgh we decided to head north for a few days. The Caravan Club site was full for the next three days and we had to find somewhere else to park our home, so Inverness seemed as good a place as any to visit. As it turned out we had a day of blazing sunshine to circle the Loch and spend our time looking for Nessie.

 

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Ecky Thump... of sorts!

Ecky Thump... of sorts!

June 07, 2010 Bloggies by Steve Martin Edit

" Go On... try some!?!" she insisted. "Go on, it's beautiful". Carol was determined to get us to try one of her pork sausages. The only problem was that they were Pork and Black Pudding sausages. It's a risk you take when you accept and invitation from your Caravan Park neighbours.

 

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