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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

2012 Resume

Chapter 42 - 2012 Resume...
(did I sin that much ?)

Dear Diary...
2012 is what I call a year to forget !! Not all... but some !
So ... for the beginning of the Year dad start to work in a Warehouse  and I start to wake up very early to take him to work (boring life !) .
This situation keeps on for 8 Months, then Dad change his job for another Warehouse
.
Again... me, up and down making the Taxi bits :/ (boring)

The Dad found a better job
later (contract to permanent) it was happy as a pig in shit but after 12 weeks they send him back home (2 weeks before Christmas) and he didn't get the permanent job.

On this job , I was having my holidays as the work was 5 minutes walk from the house.

soo... for 12 weeks I didn't move much other then go to Bristol some times and a couple more of adventures that Dad didn't have the time to releases me and let me keep on with my diary bits (he say life was tooo busy at the moment)
but I still remember to be in Cosmo Festival & a couple of Tribe of Frog Gatherings ;) was cool but always wet (Thats UK Festivals for you :(

Yep... dad  had lots of planes for life and was very excited to get this permanent job to get some good money etc... all gone ... Just dreams!! 

But.. do you think that's all ??
Nop, the year has not finish yet and we still in December  !
You want to know more ?
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or click the button to read what's happen to me right after all this slavery working year....




Thursday, 22 March 2012

France 2 UK

chapter 41 - France 2 UK



Dear Diary....
Now what I need... is to go to the Church and revel all my sins... mheeeee :)

After the hard work in France , Mum and Dad have decided to come back to UK in a very low motion and appreciating the views.

After they left the Pommes, they drove to a camping park) near by and they had a rest while looked at the web to see how the superficial world is going ;)
This camping park was nice and had a big lake PLUS they had internet code ... yuuupppyy !!! It was just outside of Pompadour in Camping "Les Etoiles",
Mum and Dad stayed for one night and in the morning ... off we go ;)

It was a long drive so they stopped later in the day in a very friendly French Village called "La Blank".
Of course they didn't miss the chance to make a tour around the village and get to have dinner in the garden wood bench hi hi hi ... was very fun (there was an old man who kept following mum and dad insisting to tell us a story about something they really couldn't understand... but EY... he had a very nice bunch of Cats around him :) blessssss !!

They found a small castle and they walked around then they went to sleep very early.

Next morning ..off we go again.. (always on the go.. e ne ?)


Soon they stopped in other French Village for a break and some food ..
This time, dad parked me in a place which had a sign say: "Place de heros" (place of the hero's)  and on the back of the sign, was a cemetery of solders from the second world war !!
I really didn't understand why Dad was laugh so much... was no fun at all !
But ey... Do we need to die for our country to be recognised as an hero ?
Questions !!

After a meal in a little pizza caffe, we got back to the road and drive till very late.
No way they could find a camping park !
Not because was very essential but mum and dad was in the road  driving for 2 days and they really wanted a shower but there was no camping park for many many miles... until finally , they found a very strange camping park.
This park even had cameras around but didn't have hot water of any conditions PLUS, looked like there were only residents. Sort of a long term camping park.
Mum and dad did try to found someone to book in but it was quite all around and didnt see no one around... cool, so we stayed for the night, and didnt find no one in the morning either..so that was a freebee night :) There was not much going on in that place just big pitches , but no electrics.. no hot shower.. no pay.
Thats it... sleep !

After a good sleep, we left because it was till a long way to drive...drive..drive..We made few more stops and got to the Ferry long before the departing time, so we still had time there for a little rest.

Luckily, when we got back to UK, there was a few very nice sunny days. That made it a bit easier to climates back with English weather :):)
and then...
Home Sweet home :o)

Do you think is all over ??
Just turn the page and you will see some more adventures of
Freeka... The Camper vrrrruuuumm :) 





By the way....
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Saturday, 21 January 2012

France - La Pomme

 Chapter 40 - France - La Pomme



Dear Diary...
(This is not a diary anymore... Now is a Fairy Tale :o/
Yes... We are now in 2012 and Dad still writing chapters from September 2011 !!
Should I say ... once upon a time !?
Anywayyy....

Finally we arrived in France as you must have read it before
(If you forget the adventure by now, go back and read again)

We finally get to go into the farm, in small village called Conceze  and soon we started the apple picking work.
What can I say ? well... from my side is not much to say really as I have been parked on the back of the farm for all the time. Mum and Dad have slept inside in  me every day and had to go to work very early, Luckily they did  have a community kitchen and toilets and shower, this left me be the only privet room for some time.
As I did say, is not much to tell about this part of the travelling. I was there, stopped for 3 weeks , and only really went out once to the  "Acordeon Festival" which is an annual event in France.
This event brings lots of people out to the streets but the Parents had to drive me out of the place to visit the festival. This was in Tulle.
Good fun ! Many bands were playing on the streets. Mum and Dad got rather drunk (as usual) but not only them, all their friends got drunk too.
Again... I ended up having Catamina and Joao sleeping inside on my bunk beds ;)
was fun !! :)

Next morning we got back to the farm !!

About the Apple picking...
That was a hard job , parents say... but at the same time funny.
Most part of the people we met were travellers and they all join in the Park in Objat on the weekends for some Jamming sessions with bongos , didgs, Flutes , wine, beer and other percussion instruments  :)

Dad was learning flute with Mum and they had a plan to do some street performance but they still have to work on to this one :o) (maybe next year)

They met lots of nice people in the apple picking and they plan to get back next year... this year... whatever !!! :o/
Making a countability, most of the people in there were was Portugues, except for 2 couple of very nice Spanish people and 1 French :o/ aaaahhhh ... and ovecorse... Mum, the only Hungarian ! :o)
(Was that stunning blond girl, from Holland ?? if so, she was living in Portugal for many years too ;)
Haaa.. that was Mercedes, The Capataz !! I mean... Team leader...

Mum celebrated her Birthday there and it was very funny (please see the video)
Mums Birthday song was sing in 5 different languages:
* English
* Portuguese
* Spanish
* French
* Hungarian

She received some presents from the people and Catamina did  a cake specially for Mum...
Dad did  give some presents for mum too but I am not telling you what... hihihihihihi
(was not apples for sure;)

Work was arch but people was funny and bosses were cool , they didnt make us run, they only wanted quality !  Mum and Dad have problems with Authority, they dont like to be told, but all was good there !

I would love to named everyone we meet in France as they became friends but ... at the end of the day, is night !! (maybe is a light at the end of the post !? ;o)

While I was parking in there, Mercedes (The team lieder... not the truck !!) brought a friend from Portugal called Sofia, She had a big camper (bigger then me) and she was travelling around.
Many of the people we met there, left after to go and pick grapes.
Mum and Dad had to return to UK but that is another chapter :o/

(dam... I just notice... Dad keep call this girl by Catamina !! )
SHE IS NOT CATAMINA... HIS NAME IS CATARINA !!
Jesus ,Mary &  Jose ... Man's !!
anywayyyy...

Anyway (again ) all the rest was , work, work, work... Hard !
One day, they decided to make a barbecue but that was not all...
Joao (a good friend there) make us a very nice dinner for all and Mercedes (The capataz) did a good dinner too on other occasion.
Dam... this now sounds like the end of the "once upon a time story" !!
Oh noo, one more thing to remember...
In the village where the farm was on, there was a so called "pub". Haha..but it wasn't just any ordinary drinking place. First, this place can not be recognised as Pub from outside, It was just one of the village house, but inside...
This place was run by A lady, a lady who is 93 years old.
YES!! You read it right.(93!!!! :):)
Her front room,(living room) Was converted into "this pub", with tables, chairs, AND, of course drinks:) she was running her own business, serving drinks in the front room, and having family in the other.  She was really adorable !:)

Anyway (again x2) I leave the photos and video for you all to enjoy. And as you noticed, this time I didnt ask you to INSERT COIN


Now, just wait for another fairy tale of...

Freeka
" The climbing apple trees Campervan "

At the end of the day... is night !
Night some times means... Moonlight !
Moonlight is Beautiful...
Making Friends is beautiful too...
Thank you all for your friendship !
Fred , Erika & Freeka - 2011/2012
Catarina / Joao / Mercedes / Joao Esteves / Ismael / Sandra / Maribel / Bruno / Jorge Silva / Hugo / Sofia / Tiago / Paulo Barco-iris / Julia / Adega Camada / Julio Ventura

(Video of Erika's Birthday songs ;o)
(Video of  Paulo's Marioneta work)

***Welcome to comment at the end ;o)