Goodbye England – Well Hello There, France.

I know I’ve been so slow in posting about our recent holiday and since we’ve finally managed to get our humongous pile of laundry done, (then again, we went camping with friends over the weekend, so now we have a new pile to get rid of, but since that’s a new one, I’m not stressing over that), for now I can sort of breath easy and now blog about our lovely trip … little by little.

Dover Castle as seen from our car.

We left my in-law’s place at Woburn Sands with ample time to catch the ferry from Dover, but in spite the early start, because of a broken lorry in the highway, we made it just in the nick of time.

And here we are, queuing and waiting for our turn to board the ferry. 

Here’s little T getting impatient – “How long will it take mummy?!

The lovely chalk-side hills of Dover.

After more waiting, we were in!  We stood in the drizzle, huddled in our coats, saying good-bye to dear-old-Blighty.  France had the promise of warmer weather and more sunshiny days!  Little did we know that, somehow we would be disappointed.

And here’s little T having her lunch at the food hall in the ferry.

Bonjour la France!

After a few more questions of “How long will it take mummy?!” France suddenly appeared in the horizon and I just had to take a photo, even though it isn’t a clear one.  I ignored that grey cloud hovering over France, I naively thought that it would disappear as soon as we docked.

That didn’t happen of course.

To be continued ….

Linking-this post up with PODcast’s #whatsthestory


  1. Paul Wandason

    We take the ferry quite often too when we go back to England to visit my family. The girls love it! Surprising they get on better with the waiting at the ferry terminal better than my wife and I!!

    Looking forward to reading your follow up!

    • The queing can be a bit maddening, especially when you have a three-year-old that needs a wee. Good thing we never go on trips without her potty 😉

  2. thereadingresidence

    Oh, my kids have yet to go on a ferry, but when we do, it’s sure to be quite the adventure!

    • Oh I’m sure they’ll love it too … especially the Duty Free shop! 😉

  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Oh, can’t wait to read more! We used to do the ferry from Scotland to Ireland quite regularly, the kids loved it 🙂

  4. Charly Dove

    Ooh I can’t wait to read more Dean, sounds like an adventure already! That ferry must have been fun with T. Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory

    • It rained Charly! That’s what happened 😉 Good thing though it didn’t last our whole holiday!

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