“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Day 22 – 26th May 2009 – Tuesday, Accous still.

Raining. Mist covered the mountains again and two slightly miffed individuals got up, showered, ate and sat shivering in the awning for a bit, then went back to bed with a bottle of whiskey to watch a DVD of ‘Fever Pitch’ given free with the News of the World that we found in the entertainment box. Two hours of testosterone-fuelled football mania made slightly more bearable by having Colin Firth as the lead. Still it killed time whilst the rain at least paused for a bit, probably to gather up strength for another night of downpours. Can we at least have a lightening show to accompany tonight’s efforts please?
We have resorted to leaving the stove on all afternoon too in the hope it might help dry out the washing and allow us some breathing space in the van. At least the socks don’t feel sodden anymore, just damp.


  1. Caroline Hedger27 May 2009 at 23:18

    Hey, glad you're safe and still persevering despite the French weather but I wanna know about your horse stew!?!?!?! x

  2. eeeww caroline..!! i had just managed to get the thoughts of them tucking in to poor neddy out of my head!!

    ...dont they do cigarette lighter tumble dryers yet?? lol

  3. smelt fantastic - but wasnt realy anything to write home about. still at least I've tried it! My little pony... skinny and bony.... lol. x

  4. Caroline Hedger30 May 2009 at 00:08

    Cigarette lighter tumble theres an idea worth patenting!!!!! la la la skinny and bony...thanks care bear x