The Olivia Rose Diaries
Welcome to the 14th blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on June 27th 2020 I think you only begin to understand a country when you stop being a holiday-maker and start living as the local people do. Ordering packages, in our case two solar panels, a charger unit and a replacement battery for my laptop,Continue reading “Not the summer we expected…..”
Welcome to Blog number 13 of the Olivia Rose Diaries on June 14th 2020. On Sunday 7th June 2020, after eighty-seven days trapped in the marina at Basse-Ham on the Moselle in northern France because of the Coronavirus, we finally slipped the lines and made our escape. We waved goodbye to our new French friends,Continue reading “Thwarted by weed”
Welcome to the 12th blog in the Olivia Rose Diaries. We’re still in Basse Ham! We had hoped to leave mid-week but the weather turned against us, with a series of thunderstorms, torrential rain and very strong winds. We’re under no pressure to leave, and had no desire to battle our way through that sortContinue reading “Almost – but not quite – on the water”
Thursday 28th May was another of those BIG DAYS, the day when the French government were due to release details of the next stage of de-confinement. It hardly seems possible that the last of these ‘big days’ was just under three weeks ago. Time flies and we so quickly forget things. The announcement wasn’t dueContinue reading “Freedom beckons – just a few more days to go.”
Welcome to blog number ten in The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 22nd 2020. In our modern world there are few questions now to which we cannot obtain an answer. It may not be an unbiased answer, it may not even be true. With such an overload of information at our fingertips it is becomingContinue reading “So much information, so many different opinions”
Have you ever noticed how the weather takes perverse pleasure in thwarting the best laid plans of we puny humans? Monday 11th May was supposed to be a BIG day for us. The French lock-down was easing, and we had plans. We felt a bit like a pair of kids who had been let looseContinue reading “Coming out of lock-down”
Welcome to blog number eight in The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 8th 2020. I confess I sat down to write this week’s blog and, for the first time, found myself running short of ideas. In a bid for inspiration I decided to go out for a walk with the camera and see if IContinue reading “Last week of lock-down”
Hello and welcome to the 7th blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 1st 2020. I was woken this morning by the rain dripping on to my pillow, missing my forehead by just a few centimetres. The leaks in our rear hatches have been getting progressively worse and there is a mammoth DIY jobContinue reading “Looking forward, looking back”
Welcome to the 6th blog in The Olivia Rose Diaries on April 23rd 2020 First of all, a big thank you to all of you who have bought my book and been so supportive and encouraging. If writing a book is a joy, then publishing it is truly a terror. I know I shall haveContinue reading “Small is the new big”
Welcome to the fifth blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on April 17th 2020. A couple of days ago we found ourselves sitting in a slick of diesel. It was the smell we noticed first and then, looking down at the water, we could see it all around us, the tell-tale rainbow colours glinting inContinue reading “Saving George and Mildred from diesel infested waters and publishing my first book.”
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