Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Renovation Project - Travelling to France by Ferry, bus and car!

Renovation Project - Travelling to France by Ferry, bus and car!

The past week has flown by and it’s now time for my mammoth journey home, I arrive in Bristol to catch the bus to Plymouth and whilst sat having a drink a young guy starts to chat, he is so interesting, he has come from South Africa to find his younger brother, who is living somewhere in Cornwall, he is really struggling with the weather, I think the cold is a bit of a shock to his system.

We chat for a while and then head off for the bus, I really hope he managed to find his family and had a good time in England.

I manage to find the ferry terminal with no problem, and enjoy the walk, as I am passing by the shops I see a small hardware shop and they have the exact hinges on display in the window, that I want for my kitchen, we have not found what I had wanted anywhere but here I am passing a shop window, it’s shut and there is no website, we will have to come back and try to find the shop again.

I have a couple of hours before the ferry leaves but luckily we can go aboard, I settle into my cabin and get ready for sleeping. It is at this point that I realise the cabins are not soundproof; I can hear the couple in the next cabin, Oh My God! I do not want to listen to this, please hurry up, please, please, please. Should I get up and flush the toilet a few times? Or would that be mean and very distracting for them? They’ve finished, it’s quiet, thank goodness, I want to go to sleep right now!

When I get off the ferry John is there to meet me, it’s so good to be home, I can’t wait to see what he’s done.

I’m not disappointed, we now have a whole new floor in the living/dining room, it’s so nice and it actually feels warm underfoot. All of the skirting boards are on and John has even managed to get the skirting boards to follow the curve of the hallway.

John do I tell you often enough I love you? If not, I do and thank you 


  1. Ferry to France is really an amazing experience. i would always love to travel across Dover Calais route to reach out France.

    1. Dover -Calais is a great route, just enough time to wave goodbye to ngland, have some dinner and watch France appear :)

  2. Thanks for the post! Can you recommend about the best holiday lettings in France?