Blogs from Bascote, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Bascote October 17th 2006

Ladies and gentlemen behold our vessel, our chariot, our work horse, the car (as yet with no name - until Helen gets a hold of him/her)!!! Visited the workshop of Liveridge4X4 where our defender is being reconditioned from a LHD Spanish police vehicle to what will be our wonderful 10 seater Bonjour64 defender. These pictures were taken about 4 days ago and yes it does look a little tatty around the edges, there is no interior if you look under the bonnet there is a very large void where our 200TDI should be!!!! HOWEVER - these guys can perform miracles, since the photos the engine has gone in and it has totted off to the paint shop to be pimped! It’s apparent to see the quality of the vehicles this company produces as you wonder around ... read more
Defender side
Defender interior
Wheel cover

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Bascote September 26th 2006

Well ladies and gentlemen. That's it, the final deed is done, we have just returned from France where we met with the notaire and signed the final papers. We are now officially french house owners!!! Very exciting and the adventure will continue again in November when we travel back out for good. We flew over on Sunday the 17th September to Pau where we picked up a hire car and drove to Biarritz for 2 days prior to the signing. We tried to relax there but I think the excitement was too much. We had also packed plenty of wet weather gear as the BBC weather reports for the area were no looking good - HOWEVER when we got there we only had about half an hours worth of rain and then the rest of our ... read more
sauveterre - garden
sauveterre - garden2
sauveterre - inside

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Bascote August 20th 2006

Hello All. Very sorry for lack of news and photos! Things are still slowly plodding along - we now have a frim signing date for our final papers on the house. We will hopefully be flying back out to france on the 17th of September for a signing date of the 20th. Once this is done the house is well and truly ours!!! We get the keys and everything!! We will return pretty much straight away and we will then be looking at a final moving date around mid to end of October for myself and helen will follow shortly after. Our landrover should be under construction by now and I will go to the garage soon to check on progress and take a few pictures for those of you who are interested. We are really ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Bascote July 25th 2006

Firstly Sorry for the long gap between this and the last entry. Right let's get down to business as usual - what are we doing! We have indeed signed the first set of legal papers and are now awaiting the next date for us to return to France for the final signing! All very exciting, but also a very long process - nothing much will happen with the documentation whilst the holidays are on. So I am sat at the cottage in Warwickshire, slowly but surley making our invasion plans. Helen is again working at RM until we return to France. Tomorrow I get to go to a landrover garage near solihul to talk about having a custom made defender for the business, which sounds quite exciting!!! We even get to choose the colour. It has ... read more
Sunset Navarenxx

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Bascote April 16th 2006

Well as the song goes "my bags are packed and I'm ready to go..." except that our Jetplane is actually a 1.3 Ford Ka - not quite as impressive but what is is the amount of stuff that we have managed to fit into the Ka named Cornelius. We have the tent - which we shall call home for the next 10 weeks, inflatable mattress, sleeping bags, duvet, camping stove, lantern, crockery, cutlery, kettle, saucepan, table and chairs, pillows, fire extinguisher (well Ben will be cooking occasionally!!!), and of course a change of clothes or two. We have also to Ben's horror the obligatory pair of Speedos that he will have to wear in the municipal Piscines - for photos please email!!! We are off on Tuesday morning at 2am from Dover and then on to ... read more

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