We've embraced the 'Slow' philosophy as a way of life - what's the hurry?. Taking time to smell the roses (usually on a glass of Viognier) is more our style. Having spent more then 3 years on the road, slow travel has become a way of life. We have revised our plans completely and now focus on quality, not quantity, slowly.
Here is the news (and this
time it’s NOT about my ankle)… we are selling the Mog. Yes, you heard it here
first, the big yellow Unimog is 4 SALE!!
There are a number of
reasons for selling the old girl, but briefly, we want to spend a lot more time
in Europe just tootling about and the Mog is not the vehicle to do that in. It
uses way too much fuel and is not much chop in hill towns and cobbled lanes. Plus
there is the obvious fact that I can’t drive the thing, especially now that I have
a dodgy ankle.
The decision was made pre
ankle breaking, in Morocco actually. We have really taken to the whole
camper-van lifestyle, and have now bought a suitable retired persons old motorhome – a
1990 Hymer, with lots of space but not too big.
Our New Home in Pete & Kath's Driveway
If we ever get out of Wales,
we’ll spend about 2 years pottering around Europe, focussing on wine regions,
and Eastern Europe. Driving back to Australia eventually is a whole different
story, more on that later.
In further news, we have won
our battle with the Allianz. My wonderful surgeon wrote them a stern letter
with his views on their proposed treatment and they smartly changed their
minds, so we are £8,700 better off, PHEW.
I now have cast number 6 on
my leg and this one stays on for 2 weeks, then I get my weight-bearing cast. 2
further weeks on that I think, then I get a boot (black leather, small stiletto??) that I can walk in and
hopefully ditch the crutches soon after. That’s when the physio starts. As you
can see we will be hanging around here for some time.
Cast No. 6
I now have a plate and 11
screws in my ankle, I’m thinking of entering it in the Guinness Book of
The weather is still very
dodgy with the temperature struggling most days to get into double figures. If
the sun does shine, a cold cold north wind drives us back inside. Oh for those
lazy days sitting in the sun in Spain drinking wine!!!