The importance of trees

Welcome to the latest news from Le Shack on October 23rd 2020. I know the title of this blog is about trees but first of all I have a question for my female followers. Would you let your husband cut your hair? Until recently I would have answered that question with ‘over my dead body’Continue reading “The importance of trees”

Our first night in Le Shack – but it doesn’t go quite to plan.

Welcome to the next instalment in our off-grid adventure in Le Shack on October 9th 2020. Our first night in Le Shack! A symbolic event that needed to be celebrated with the bottle of Prosecco I’d been saving for the occasion and a special meal. By the time we’d finished the bottle, having had aContinue reading “Our first night in Le Shack – but it doesn’t go quite to plan.”

Off-grid living in Le Shack – first impressions

Welcome to the 21st blog of the The Olivia Rose Diaries and 2nd blog on The Shack on October 3rd 2020. We make a habit of buying properties that are falling apart. Our previous home, an old stone cottage in the hills in Snowdonia in Wales, was a fine example of this. Every small jobContinue reading “Off-grid living in Le Shack – first impressions”

Moving in to Le Shack – the off-grid adventure begins

Welcome to the 21st blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries which I have now combined with our off-grid adventures in Le Shack. Well we’re in! Le Shack is officially our new off-grid home for the six months of winter each year, before we return to our boat Olivia Rose for a summer of carefree cruising.Continue reading “Moving in to Le Shack – the off-grid adventure begins”

The last week of cruising and exciting news for the winter

Welcome to the 19th Blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on September 11th 2020 Our trip on the Saar-Moselle loop so far has passed through both industrial and rural landscapes. The third and final part of our journey is more urban in nature, taking us through two major cities, Nancy and Metz. The main attractionContinue reading “The last week of cruising and exciting news for the winter”

‘Slipping the lines – one last cruise before the season ends.’

Hello again and welcome to the 17th blog in The Olivia Rose Diaries on August 29th 2020. We are on the move again! We have decided that we will re-trace our steps from last year and cruise around the Moselle/Saar loop, passing through Germany, Luxembourg and then back into France. At the beginning of theContinue reading “‘Slipping the lines – one last cruise before the season ends.’”

The un-invited guest at the party

Welcome to the 16th blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on July 30th 2020. We are still out on the road, in our campervan-come-tender-to Olivia, touring in the south western corner of France. We’ve never been people who like crowds. Long before this new Covid-world, we avoided the cities, the festival circuits, museums and crowdedContinue reading “The un-invited guest at the party”