Van Clan Goes to Europe
First Day in France
Moving South
Vienne and Vinsorbes
Dutch Campground
First Days in Italy
Montelcino Antonio
First Days-South Italy
First Days-Giovinazzo
Living in Giovinazzo
Picking Olives
Outings and School
Rosa's show
Hols & New Yr
Back to School
Croatia-Plitvika, Krk, Cres
St. Pierre
Camping on the Med
Eli's Diary
Rosa's Diary




Many of you know of our mid-life gap year plan, but some do not, so here is a tiny summary.

We are back in Ireland after WWOOFing in Italy and France.  You can look up exactly what that is on the web, but basically we exchanged labour in return for food and lodging for an organic farm.

We started all this in June, renting out our house and spending the summer getting ready for 6 months in Europe.  We left Ireland on the 5th of November and spent 4 months in Italy, then travelled through Croatia and France and back to Ireland.  We always hoped to travel with our children and are thrilled we were able to do it. 

We have created this website for people to see our log and pictures. 
We would really love to hear from you. The website is our way of putting out one huge email, but we will reply to all we receive as well. Contact us by email.

We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your contact. Thanks

Suzie, Mike, Eli, Rosa, Sammy, Finn (and Cal -our dog. Tayto also, even though he didn't come!)

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