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Old Bloke that doesn't know when to stop

4 days of cycling in France

What is quickly becoming a tradition for the late May bank holiday weekend. I have been cycling in France with 5 other friends. We headed over to St Malo on Thursday, via the overnight ferry from Portsmouth. Joining our regular … Continue reading

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58 and never been to a festival!!

Well it’s about bloody time I went to one. Now this isn’t Glastonbury we are talking about here. It’s the Quirky Campervan festival. Although they have got 15 different bands playing over three days, the festival is more learning about … Continue reading

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Every time you scare yourself, do you learn something about life?

I know what Bettie learns when I’m jumping out from behind the door to scare her, she learns that I’m a fool. What I meant from the title of the blog is, you have to do something that challenges you … Continue reading

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That was 2018 – A round up of the year part 1

Now that we have changed our lifestyle, with a higher focus on enjouying life, It not only seems but actually is that our years are getting busier as we get older. This retirement lark gives where you have loads of … Continue reading

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Day 43 – La Veulta – Hotel life, We could get use to this

As mentioned in our last post, we have booked into a hotel for our last night in Spain, it’s just as well as it poured with rain all afternoon and night. Here is a view of the hotel from the … Continue reading

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Day 42 – La Veulta – rain and sickness

Today both Bettie and I have been feeling ill, headaches and pain, hopefully it is 24 hour flu. I also have been having a problem with my inner ear. If I turn over or stand up to quickly I get … Continue reading

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Day 41 – La Veulta – One of my Golfing hero’s, A plate of Winkles plus Mum and Dad

Today I had a plan to ride around the bay at Santander and visit the birth place of Severiano Ballesteros, Pedreña. “Seve” as he was know by the world. He was one of the games most flamboyant golfers. Once in … Continue reading

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