Europe Jul 2017 – Day 19 – Venlo

Europe – July 2017Day 19 – VenloWednesday 16th August With yesterday’s hotel breakfast fracas still fresh in my mind when I woke up morning, I was determined to have a hearty meal and so made sure to get to the breakfast hall with more time to spare. Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed this time around with […]

Europe Jul 2017 – Day 13 – Kerkrade

Europe – July 2017Day 13 – KerkradeThursday 10th August We had a slow start this morning. Since I wasn’t sure whether breakfast was or wasn’t included in our stay, I dressed and wandered down to reception to inquire – in that order. Fortunately breakfast was included after all. Sandy was still rousing so I took […]

Europe Jul 2017 – Day 10 – Arrival ad Disneyland Paris

Europe – July 2017Day 10 – Arrival at Disneyland ParisMonday 7th August Since we wanted to spend as much of the day as possible exploring the Disneyland Paris parks today, I was fortunate to have remembered to set the alarm for this morning. I got up rather reluctantly and forced myself into gear for what […]

Europe Jul 2017 – T-1 – pre-departure

Europe – July 2017T-1 – pre-departureWednesday 26th July ‘Twas the night before the holiday and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…well, Joey was on his iPad, Jennifer was still glued to Youtube and Sandy was busy squeezing more things into the suitcases. For my part, I’m starting to feel the tinges of […]

Europe Jul 2017 – T-4 – pre-departure

Europe – July 2017T-4 – pre-departureSunday 23rd July After weeks, if not months, of meticulous planning and research, we’re now into the final few days before departure. It remains a surreal, calm-before-the-storm sort of a situation. As we say here in Australia, just four more sleeps.Today I transferred some money onto our global currency cards. […]

Europe Jul 2017 – T-93 – pre-departure

Europe – July 2017T-93 – pre-departureWednesday 26th April I dug a hole. If you’re Australian, and thus familiar with that Ozzie movie classic, The Castle, you’ll be familiar with that reference. For everyone else, it means…um…well…Sandy was completely thrilled to hear I booked us into Disneyland Paris for a couple of nights. By so doing, […]

Europe Jul 2017 – T-119 – pre-departure

Europe – July 2017T-119 – pre-departureFriday 31st March A few more minor milestones have been reached in the past few days. Despite all the rigmarole and jumping through hoops to get the passports organised, we finally received the notification from the passport office that all four of our first-time Australia passports have finally been, or […]