One Month In – My views on our European Tour


It seems so long ago now that we handed back the keys to the home we had lived in for 9 years (16th March 2017). 

The decision had been made to move out and try living in Paloma who was to be our home for the future, we moved to Paul’s sister for the next few weeks. Luckily they had not long purchased a lovey campsite in Welcombe, this was to be our base and also to help them finish off some of the ground work. Thank you so much Rattie, Bob,Henry, Anne and Richard for all your support.

Both myself and Paul still had to work our notice so our daily routine was up at 5am to start our day, we would be back by around 18.30. Time ticked by and soon I was to finish my job (13th April 2017), I said my goodbyes to some very good friends that I had made over the 10 years in my job and the tears flowed. I had a wonderful send off in times that would be hard for some of those who I was leaving behind, as the company were making significant changes. Paul still had another week, so I got some jobs finished on Paloma in readiness for our travels.

The morning of 25th April soon arrived and we were greeted by snow falling – I thought to myself what are we letting ourselves in for, but off we set towards  Folkestone where we would stop overnight at the Caravan and Motorhome site. It was a lovely site and just what was needed, stress levels were high as Paloma is a left hand drive so was quite traumatic to say the least on British roads. I am hoping that this will change as we enter Europe.

We were travelling from Dover to Dunkirk a first for us as previously been on the tunnel, it was a very smooth crossing and only 2 hours, the reality was setting in now as we disembarked from the ferry, I wondered what was ahead.

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