Blog posts, beginning with the most recent and dating back to March 2020
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on August 5th 2022. With the van safely retrieved after our bike journey last week, it was time to move on again in Olivia Rose. The van could stay put for a week or so and then it would be a muchContinue reading “Hidden away”
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on July 29th 2022. This week we have covered 200 kilometres and crossed four rivers – but not by boat. This journey was made on our bikes. There comes a point each year where we reach a good position for going backContinue reading “Four rivers”
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on July 22nd 2022. The last two weeks have been a testing time for us here on Olivia Rose, in stark contrast to the euphoria of our trip to Paris. Succumbing to Covid whilst living a nomadic life brings its own particularContinue reading “Testing times”
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on July 14th 2022. Apologies for the delay in posting this blog but things have gone slightly awry. Two days after we left Paris we both came down with Covid. It has completely wiped us out. Thankfully we managed to get intoContinue reading “Paris – Part two”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog from the Olivia Rose Diaries on July 6th 2022. With five years of cruising under our belts we have learnt that arriving in a city by water, rather than by car or train, gives a different perspective. After a rather noisy night on the quay at Melun weContinue reading “Paris – part one”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog from the Olivia Rose Diaries on July 1st 2022. We’ve spent most of the last week on the River Yonne, heading for the point where it joins the River Seine at Montereau. It is a beautiful, peaceful river and we enjoyed it all the more intensely because weContinue reading “Paris here we come”
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog from The Olivia Rose Diaries on June 24th 2022. We’ve been having a hot and sticky time of it over the past ten days, with temperatures up to 40 degrees, enduring the earliest heatwave that France has ever recorded. This level of heat is debilitating so weContinue reading “Dancing in the streets”
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest blog on The Olivia Rose Diaries on the 15th June 2022. We’re back on board Olivia Rose, and Paris beckons, but before we leave there are a few little engine jobs to do. This means that Michael has to squeeze himself into the engine bay to fit newContinue reading “Where would we be without books?”
Hello and welcome to this anniversary blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on June 3rd 2022. I sat down to write this 100th blog thinking it would be relatively simple to re-visit the last two years, using photos to bring those memories to life. It turned out to be a fascinating exercise, but far fromContinue reading “The 100th blog – looking back.”
Hello and welcome to the latest blog of The Olivia Rose Diaries on May 27th 2022. Occasionally practical matters get in the way of our (mostly) carefree cruising life. Last week it was the tax office, this week it’s our teeth. Teeth – who’d have ’em! I have been fortunate enough to need very littleContinue reading “Wild weather and teething issues”
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