Europe · 29 Days · 75 Moments · July 2018

M&M's Gypsy Adventure

12 August 2018

These are our going home faces...

11 August 2018

Yesterday we went in search of flea markets and stuff that we didn't know we needed... Abi and I found ourselves in some particularly sketchy areas and had a nightmare with trains being cancelled and roadworks. We eventually found the market via some form of protest?! It was pretty pants, โ‚ฌ680 for a walking stick wtf!? We did get a good ice cream at the train station though! Home time in the morning!

10 August 2018

Still going... third country today! ๐Ÿš
On the road... ๐Ÿš
Yesterday we went white water rafting.. We did alot of laughing. The experience was more of a leisurely float than an extreme adrenaline ride but we had a brilliant time. Lots and lots of laughs and smiles all round. We finished the day with a walk around the lake for pizza... This morning we start our journey back home. It has been the best holiday ever, o gutted to be leaving - we love the gypsy life! X

8 August 2018

Today has been full of activities again! We got up early and walked up to a viewing point that overlooked Lake Bled... A rather steep climb but totally worth it at the top and it was empty which was lovely! We spent quite alpt of time chilling and reading books on the sunloungers before heading to the gorge. Sargent Buck was in charge but unfortunately trip advisor lied and what we though was a 1.6km leisurely bike ride away turned into a 5km uphill trudge. Hardest bike ride ever. The gorge was pretty but nothing amazing. It was so busy it felt more like we followed a long queue through it which kind of ruined the experience. We did see a baby water vole which had fallen from its nesnt, Abi rescued and putt back safely. Mega cute! Great BBQ to finish โค
Slovenia is beaut.. the campsite is much of a cross between Benidorm and Butlins but the glamping huts feel like another world. It is super quiet and lovely and the showers are amazing. We've been for a ride around the lake, eaten some food and read a few books. Loving the gypsy life!

6 August 2018

And we are in Slovinia... now making our way to Lake Bled!

5 August 2018

Today we went for a walk, however we ended up getting on the wrong gondola, it only took us halfway up the mountain. We had to walk up a ski run to get to the top, it was rather steep but also beautiful. We didn't pass any other nutty people, just many cows wearing large bells that filled the air with the sound of wind chimes... pretty cool. We did make it to the top where we rewarded ourselves with sugary goods before continuing on to see the lake. We finished with some good food in the town and are currently chilling at the campsite. It is absolutely beautiful here and no signs of any thunderstorms tonight! โคโ›ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Currently sat at the top of a mountain by a lake ๐Ÿ˜ views for days!

4 August 2018

Today we went for a walk in the valley in Pinzolo... 'Cascate Val Genova', lots of beautiful waterfalls and a lovely walk in the mountains. We even found the old WW1 trenches and bunkers we had read about where the Italians and Austrians had previously fought. We also managed to not be eaten by bears which was good news! Gorgeous day followed up with a thunderstorm that made the van shake! X
Steep and winding roads led us to our latest campsite! Camping Fae.. much cooler here at night which is bliss. X

3 August 2018

We are on the road again!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿšโค

2 August 2018

We've been doing a bit more chilling around the pool so not much to share... we played a few games with our Dutch neighbours, Matt had a go on the tightrope and realised that his dream of joining the circus is still as way off and then we played the kubb game. The boys were awful losers and when they did win game even worse winners, he girls won overall though. Obviously! X

1 August 2018

After a few days of chilling around the pool we headed off to Verena and Bellagio today on the Ferry... everywhere was beautiful but omg it was so hot! We had an amazing lunch and mooched about for quite a while, I had my third tiramasu of the holiday and a Baileys - winning! We're now back at the campsite listening to the thunder roll around the mountains around us...sounds like a huge storm is brewing! Xx

30 July 2018

Matt and Mitch found what was essential a pic n mix wine shop the other day and I forgot to post... they sampled all of the local wines and proseccos before walking away with 4 bottles of red, 1 white and a rose prosecco - all for โ‚ฌ12. Bargain! You could fill any bottle up

29 July 2018

Today has been pretty brilliant...We got the train to Milan for a holiday within a holiday... Abi and I went to the cathedral, where we walked on the roof which was pretty amazing and the boys went to a football stadium... We met for drinks, lunch and a mooch around the shops.. absolute 10/10. Had some great pasta and ate so much we all have food babies... I also had my second tiramasu of the holiday - it was pretty awesome!! Milan is beautiful and hot.... the train home was hell - an actual sauna. Grim! We're back at the campsite now ready for film night! Xx
We are currently sitting on the roof of the Duomo in Milano! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโค
On our way to Milanoooo! ๐Ÿš…

28 July 2018

We finally made it to Lake Como last night after about a 7 hour was absolutely hammering it down when we arrived so Abi and Mitch came to our house for tea and to make plans for today! Campsite is beaut though, amazing views!!
Ciao Italia!!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโค๐Ÿ—บ
We're on the road again and are en-route to Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

27 July 2018

What a dayyyyy.... Today we went canyoning. It was my idea but I innocently thought we would go on the beginner course. Oh no. Mitch booked the intermediate course after telling the guy we have been canyoning before. None of us had been before and I'm pretty sure that this became apparent within around 2 minutes seeing as we were all unable to put our harnesses on without adult intervention. Great start. We went on a "steep walk" down the the gorge which was beyond horrendous and was more of a free climb where you clung on for dear life and hoped to make it. I hated that part! After the awful bit we got into the canyon and off we went, jumping into rockpools and scrambling along the rocks before abseiling down rock faces and all sorts of extreme shit! I have never been so terrified in my life and had a few moments. I kept my shit together though (just) and didn't cry! I loved it! 2and a half hours of lots of fun and now I am absolutely shattered! #dangermeg #adrenelineabi

26 July 2018

This evening we went into Anncey (buswankers) for a mooch and some food. This involved real clothes and footwear - something we haven't been used to for a while... Anncey is beautiful, especially the old town. It reminded us very much of Venice, we had great pizza and an even better tiramasu before finding a bar called beer o'clock where we parked up for the evening with a pack of cards. Mitch got a little excited at the pour your own beer and watching the boys try to drink โ‚ฌ30 of beer in a shirt time was amusing. They also had the best toilets, when you went in disco lights came on with a different track, I had the fresh Prince of bel air and Matt's song was an Abba track (very fitting ๐Ÿ˜‚). The disco ball and lights definitely added to the experience and I think we need to consider this for our downstairs loo! Such a brilliant day with the bonus of no washing up!!! X
Currently In the middle of lake Anncey!

25 July 2018

We're in Anncey! The campsite in right on the lake -which is beaut- but the pitches are a bit squished together, thankfully we have our North/South Korea divides with us so all is okay...
We are back on the road again... It's 35degrees and an absolute sweat-fest... Matt has eaten 6, maybe 7 mini pastries already and I have a brand new meganproof water bottle. Anncey here we come!

24 July 2018

BBQ and gin #standard โคโ˜€๏ธ
Never knew a slush puppy could make me so happy!
This morning we donned our active wear in 30degrees to climb a volcano (the idea was as bad as it sounds, I nearly died!). The steep walk was relentless but i didn't cry, however I did ask if we could go back a few times... ๐Ÿ˜‚ no chafing issues which was a bonus but my feet hurt and breathing was hard. At one point my heart rate was 177, we had to have a little break here to potentially save my life... beaut views at the top though and I got a great big blue slush (in one of the special cups Dan would like). We even walked back down - there was a train we could have got both up and down. Right now I'm going to find me a sun lounger and my book! Happy days! ๐Ÿ•โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”

23 July 2018

We've arrived! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”
Views for days... ๐Ÿš
On the road again! ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜Š

22 July 2018

We're moving on this morning, this campsite has definitely been our fave so far!! X
Canoeing on the dordogne river ๐Ÿ˜

21 July 2018

After a beaut drive through some gorgeous little villages where I would like to live we arrived at our next stop. Sarlat in Dordogne, it is absolutely beaut. The river runs directly behind our van so perfect for dipping and swimming (it is absolutely freezing though!!). We found a patisserie tosay so have cake for later and we've booked to go canoeing tomorrow! Happy days! X
Last night we slept at Fi's as we my have accidentally booked the wrong dates and left ourselves homeless for the night! Beaut house in the middle of nowhere!

20 July 2018

Today's been a busy one! Climbing sand dunes - which wasn't easy - then a trip to an aqua park in biscarosse which also wasn't easy! My poor body doesn't know what is going on, it's never done so much exercise before! Just had a picnic by the lake and now we're off to visit Fi! Having the best holiday! X

19 July 2018

Lazy day at the beach they said.... 14.3 miles on the bikes later!!!! Beautiful beaches finished with burgers and strawberries and chantilly cream - unreal! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

18 July 2018

Life made ๐Ÿ˜โค #campingauxcouleursduferret
We've arrived and our living area is looking good! #campinggoals
Nearly there!
Back on the road again... searching for the sea!
Yesterday was such a good day finished with a mahoooosive bowl of pasta and an early night. Love camping life!
Still en route to Arcachon Bay โ˜€

17 July 2018

What a day ๐Ÿ˜. Breakfast and lounging at the camp site followed by a bike ride into town, an awesome chocolate eclair, some beautiful shops, a visit to a chateaux and topped off with winery tour and tasting sesh. Didn't even fall off my bike!!! #winning
We're currently sat in a cafe in the centre of Saumur eating chocolate eclairs for lunch ๐Ÿ˜. Little 5 mile ride here and I managed to stay above the bike again (so far so good) they do all have to do quite a but of waiting though ๐Ÿ™ˆ. God loves a trier! We are off to visit the chateaux and for a spot of wine tasting, I have antihistamines - don't worry mum! Xx

16 July 2018

We arrived..... ๐Ÿ˜ stop numero 2
Loire Valley villages ๐Ÿ˜
Utah Beach Museum... An amazing museum in a bunker on Utah beach all about D-Day.... definitely want to come back to explore all of the other beaches! All a little bit surreal and eerie!
On the road again! ๐Ÿš

15 July 2018

Today we went out on our bikes (I didn't fall off again) we rode to a near by town to the creperie and for a mooch. There were signs all about the DDay happenings everywhere which was all a bit nuts but brilliant. We popped into the local church (where 2 Germans had hid before being shot on Dday) to have a look. The village was beautiful. #housegoals mellis, abi and Mitch did some crazy run and exercise sesh this morning... I in the other hand ate an awesome croissant and read alot of my book #keepingitreal lols. It's absolutely beaut!!

14 July 2018

Arrived at Utah beach at last... campsite is a 2 min walk from the sand and the weather is amazing. Big news is that Abi employed her best hairdressing skills and gave Mitch a restyle ๐Ÿ˜‚. We've ordered our fresh bread and croissants for tomorrow... Happy days!!!
Camping Utah beach! โคโ˜€ we've arrived after an epic drive!
Matt isn't a fan of the toll roads!
En route to Utah beach, views for days โค
Arriving in France!! Sunny skies all round! โค