Monday 8th December 2014
This morning we set out early from Twernt as we were hoping to get a picture of a car ferry with the sun rising over the Med – we wanted to produce a quick blog post to wish ‘bon voyage’ to our friends, Eric and Shazza, as they take ‘Big Momma’ for an inaugural trip over to Morocco.
We’ve really ‘hit it off’ with Eric & Shazza and our friendship has grown each time we’ve met up – 3 separate times now, including Albufeira where we spent just over one week on the same site. Eric and I also exchange Skype messages frequently.
It quickly became like we’d known them for much longer than just these past weeks.
Kindred spirits, ‘blogging brothers’, similar sense of humour (I’m not going to reveal who knows the rudest jokes!) and Shazza has a take on the world that is very similar to Amanda’s.
Eric and I both have partners who are ‘Silent Majorities’ – they may not seem to say a lot but, believe me, when they do, you’d better hear it – it’s direct and it matters.
We have now spent 175 consecutive nights living in Twernt and for many months leading up to us becoming full-timers Eric also ‘went the extra yard’ when giving us first-class advice.
We may now have pretty much found our own ways but there are still times when you hear ‘Well, Eric and Shazza did it this way……’.
Maybe Amanda will make me a lemon drizzle cake ‘a la Twernt’ one of these days!
Those ‘Chilli Dogs’ aren’t Thetford friendly!
We ‘get on REALLY well’ with Eric and Shazza – so these pictures are for you guys and we both hope that you have hot days (down boy!), exciting adventures, hassle-free experiences and safe times in Morocco.
Seeking out a few pictures as a nod to Big Momma’s new adventure, here’s what we came up with:
– the pics are best ‘double-clicked’ to full screen (I know this is a well clichéd term but some of these pictures ARE worth it!).
1. Mooning around
We didn’t set out to capture any lunar pictures but it had to be done as it was ….there!
2. Sun, sun, sun – here it comes
Meanwhile, behind us and over the Mediterranean Sea the sun began to appear – we didn’t manage to capture a car ferry en-route to Tangier (as we had wanted) but we were fortunate to have a container ship in the right place at the right time…….
And all of this before breakfast on a Monday morning!