Campo: Small Beginnings

Campo: Small Beginnings

I’m writing these next few blogs whilst sat in our old home back in sunny old Portsmouth, England but I’d need to fill you in on what happened before we get ahead of ourselves with new projects! The Campo: August – September 2013 The Plans! In The Garden! Around and About! Animals of the Shire! … Continue reading

The Return to Middle France

The Return to Middle France

A recount of a little 4 day journey from the Pyrenees in the south to Chantemerle near Angoulême in central France. Friday: Emmaüs On recommendation and with a few directions from Anges (our host in the Pyrenees) we took off down the mountains to a place just outside Pau called Emmaüs. We were told we would … Continue reading

Permaculture: Foreword

Permaculture: Foreword

God:  Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What’s going on down there on Earth? What happened to my dandelions, violets, and milkweed? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Plants which grow in any soil, withstand drought, and multiply with abandon. Nectar from their long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and songbirds. There should be vast … Continue reading

Our Tour de France

Our Tour de France

After our interesting detour to the wrong Saint Donat (!) we decided to take a slower and more scenic route to our next workaway. According to googlemaps, the trip from Saint Donat to Laborde should take 4 hours…so a 7 day window should be plenty to get us there ‘campervan style’! Here’s a little recount … Continue reading

On the Road: Nightmare in St-Donat

On the Road: Nightmare in St-Donat

This is just a brief post concerning a word of caution to fellow travellers, and a reminder to ourselves about our reliance on technology. We set off from the northern french border early on a sunny Saturday morning with plans to reach our destination – the village of St-Donat to the south – by early … Continue reading

Workaway Review: Parenty, France

Workaway Review: Parenty, France

I’m writing this a week after we left Parenty, from another little village called St Donat. Our monster journey will be detailed in another post but at last we have arrived and are connected to the internet again. Hurray for you lucky readers. So its time for another rambling review of our experience during a … Continue reading