In my last blog post, 'Losing Battle in Leitrim' I was deliberately hard on the campsites of Ireland. I lambasted how inadequate and unworthy they were. As often is the case when I make bold statements, someone comes along and proves me wrong. I have happily stumbled across something which has returned my serve with… Continue reading Glenariff Fights Back
Mrs Kerr and I are very fortunate, some might even say spoilt, in that we have been able to travel around in our campervan, Stormie, to some amazing places around Europe. This has included the wilds of France, Spain and Portugal. A 'bug bear' of both of ours is that, despite being a very beautiful… Continue reading Losing Battle in Leitrim
Manzac Ferme could be a case study on how a campsite should be managed, a great example of making the best use of all your resources. On entering the site you feel straight away that’s it is extremely well maintained and loved. The owners are very helpful and friendly without being pushy and are readily… Continue reading A Ferme Recommendation in Dordogne
A lot of thought has gone into making Stormie cosy - lovely black curtains and seat covers and the matching bedding and sleeping bag all look fab and keep in the heat. My wonderful sister is even croquetting a beautiful Stormtrooper blanket to go in the van to keep us warm! As temperatures in the… Continue reading How to keep cool in a campervan
Kerr for an adventure? Yes please. As our blog title suggests, we like undertaking adventures. This particular adventure, in June 2017, had taken us into a few of the wilder, more remote and less travelled parts of Eastern Europe, including Ordesa in the Spanish Pyrenees and Peneda-Geres in northern Portugal. Our next destination in this… Continue reading Cares for an adventure?
During a visit to the French Pyrenees in 2016 I became fascinated by the alternative side of this immense natural frontier. What was it like across the other side of the mountain? Did a different country and language make any difference or was it more of the same? A border is after all only a… Continue reading National Parque de Ordesa – Come Over To The Other Side
Following our three week trip to France last year, taking in the epic Northern Ireland v Ukraine European Championship match in Lyon, we decided we would do something similar this year. And so we find ourselves packed up and ready to jump back in Stormie to head off to Rosslare and the ferry to France.… Continue reading Spain is calling and we must go…
Title: Children of Time Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky FFAA Rating: 82/100 For me, one of the joys in life is discovering a new music artist, or a new author, being thoroughly blown away, and then wondering, "why has it taken me so long to discover this?". This was my first experience of Adrian Tchaikovsky and my… Continue reading Review : Children of Time – Asimov’s Heir?
What started out as simply a means to capture some of the places I was visiting, to show my friends and family, very quickly turned into a love of photography... (L-R Mount Everest poking through the clouds, memorial to climbers who died in the 1996 disaster on Everest, the Tour du Mont Blanc) I think… Continue reading Hooked on photography!
Title: The Bad Place Author: Dean Koontz KFAA Rating: 82/100 When Mrs Kerr and I tied the knot, we walked down the aisle to the Doctor Who theme tuned being played on a harp, a really beautiful instrument. The 50 year old title music sounded truly brilliant on the harp and there are great pictures… Continue reading Review: Dean Koontz’s The Bad Place