Siwa Festival -October

The Siwa festival is coming up. I will be checking in the next few days when exactly it is on, it’s normally the full moon in Oct. Below are some pics I took at the festival a few years ago.

Runescape and football

“Dad Dad!” “What Angus?” “Someone’s hacked my Runescape account?” “Shit!”. It used to be that real Dad’s used to teach their kids to play football or watch them at least on Sundays. ‘New Dad’ spends his time understanding, or at least I do – what Runescape is all about. Angus lives in an online world […]

Dancing with the Gypsy's

After picking up Helen Grossman, a friend from the UK from Cluj Napoca Airport we went and did a bit of exploring in a remote gypsy village on the way to Breb. Have a look at the pics below. .

In need of slight renovation

On Sunday I found the time to do a little bit of exploring with a guy I know in Baia Mare. “We go where no tourist go.” he said “Must people in Baia Mare never hear of this place, and they never been here” When we arrived after bumpy up a dusty track for half […]

The Willie Monster

We arrived in Breb, our little medieval village, tucked on the end of the Carpathian mountains in Northern Transylvania on May 12th 2009. “Daddy” Claudia said “ Will there be any water in the house when you arrive?” “No” “Shower” No” “ washing machine” No Toilet” Um sort of Claudia” Claudia smiled that ‘ only […]

The oil business

Now the land in Croatia has been sold, the knock on ripple effects (excuse the double pun) of the Tsunami are finally over. The decision to build a house on Vis in Croatia was taken shortly after arriving and finding the planning dept was closed…. a few weeks after arriving in Egypt… and finding the […]

We’re not ready…

11/06/2006 We left England in that American camper van on August 1st 2004…around 680 days ago. We explored our heads off for the first five months and planned to chill for the next 19. As you know the Tsunami changed all that and it never happened. The plan was always to come home to England […]

Half empty…half full

Half empty The house in the Shali where we are supposed to be living in Siwa needed major work doing to it before we could move in. After Christmas is was really difficult getting any workers to do… anything. The workers had no respect for me and did as they pleased… when they pleased. For […]

So put me on a Highway Part 2

We entered Bulgaria hoping to leave behind the corrupt policemen we met in Serbia who would ‘negotiate’ your fine for anything they could think of. We started driving around the Sofia ring road and… ‘WOOOOOWWWWWOOOOOOO’ A red light pulled the teachers van and our jeep over to the side of the road. One policeman went […]