Hi every one, I bet you thought I was gone for good its been such a long time since I posted anything on here. I just thought I'd share some exciting news . For years now my loved ones have been urging me to getaway for the winter to warmer climes, this was never going to happen because Lilian was still working, we have the two dogs and we simply couldn't afford it, How things change, recently Lilian took voluntary redundency along with a modest lump sum, so we looked at the feasibility and voila we are off to Portugal on the 18th November. Great you might say , but it gets better , we are going by road, No not on the motorbike, but by motorhome. The four of will be travelling down through France , Spain and into the Algarve region at the bottom of Portugal . It has cost a small fortune for travel insurance, and our family GP has said he can supply is with meds for only three months, but our local chemist has done some research and found out what our equivalent meds are in france, spain and portugal. We think ( if all goes well) that our return will be sometime around 18th April 2014. IF this is successful we intend to do it again next winter. Hope everyone is keeping as well as can be expected. BIG hello to my friend Annie.