• Wine, sausage and song

    Heading towards Venezia, up in the hills above Vicenza, Bev found us a place to park up at a vineyard – La Colline del Vitacchio. It’s free to stay, if you have a taste and buy some wine. There were a few local characters in, lots of banter but they had such a strong dialect, […]

  • Italian lakes, sacred sites and dog-friendly Bond scenes

    The votes are in after a busy 10 days visiting 6 of the Italian lakes, north of Milan and across to Verona. Probably not a long enough time to give a fair assessment, but anyway… in order of preference: Como – Spectacular views, the chance to re-enact a bit of Bond, Clooney was a no-show […]

  • Cooking in the motorhome

    Rustling up delicious food in a tiny motorhome kitchen can be a challenge, but I was keen to see if I could manage things I make at home, whilst travelling. I had started a file of recipes we eat regularly and that I’d like to keep making if possible. This is, after all, our ‘home […]

  • The names of things…

    A common quirk of campervan and motorhome owners is naming their vans. I resisted at first but Bev won me over and we took to calling our first van Voyager (the number plate ended ‘VYR’). For the new motorhome, we agreed straightaway on a name: Stargazer! Mostly because it has a fantastic huge skylight window […]

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