Au revoir

I'm back. It's a strange feeling. This time it's not back for a fleeting instant before I'm caught up in the tide of the next trip or venture or idea. I'm back for good, praising the availability of squash and English muffins and proper cheddar cheese [...]

2013-09-20T19:37:00+00:00September 20th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Au revoir

The Hardest of Weeks

It's been a tough week. Non stop work, doing strenuous and challenging activities such as playing duck duck goose, organising a treasure hunt, making pirate hats, updating the weather board, designing posters, 'organising' and playing a game of football (for 2 solid hours), eating hot dogs, [...]

2013-06-03T20:56:00+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on The Hardest of Weeks

Goodbyes and Hellos

Once again I have left it far too long between posts - the disadvantages of not having my own laptop here, combined with a general laziness and overall view that other things are more important/fun. We've now been deserted by the last of the non-Les Sables [...]

2013-05-26T17:15:00+00:00May 26th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Goodbyes and Hellos

Loose Ends

Liam brought to my attention the fact that in my previous post I actually didn't mention anything about the actual reason I wrote the post: to reveal which campsites everybody got placed in. So here we go.Abs and Gee are on Sol, the site which Abi [...]

2013-05-19T23:12:00+00:00May 19th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Loose Ends

Food and Farewells

Today is a sad day.Last night we had a barbecue (paid for by Carisma, yessssss) to celebrate all our hard work over the past few weeks, and because it was going to be our last night all together as one big group. Ads and Lew, effectively [...]

2013-05-14T19:05:00+00:00May 14th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Food and Farewells

A Day in the Life

Previous day: set alarm for reasonable hour, say 7.50, in order to be up and ready in plenty of time for work the next day.8.30: Wake up, having woken up to the alarm half an hour earlier, acknowledged it, turned it off, then gone back to sleep8.30 - [...]

2013-05-12T13:25:00+00:00May 12th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on A Day in the Life


It's now week three of summer in France, and the exciting news of the moment is that we've moved away from scrubbing the outsides of mobile homes and have commenced the epic battle with the mould in all its many forms on the insides of them. [...]

2013-05-06T20:25:00+00:00May 6th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|1 Comment

Brittany, bitch

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent much of the last week up north in Brittany, at Carisma's lone campsite in the area, Les Soules in La Foret. It has to be said that nobody was that enthusiastic about going there, what with the [...]

2013-05-03T20:18:00+00:00May 3rd, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Brittany, bitch


So I've been here for a few days now, and managed to get back into a routine of actually getting up in the morning and going to work, so it's probably time to explain what I'm actually doing for this first month or so in France. [...]

2013-04-25T19:51:00+00:00April 25th, 2013|Carisma, France, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Montage