Monthly Archives: October 2013


Reboot and Restart

On Oct 30th, 2013

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After far too long in the UK sorting so much out and dealing with personal matters of great consequence* I get back on the job. (*Ref: The Little Prince) Saturday – 26-10-2013 – 10am – Leaving Chamonix, Les Houches For the last 3 weeks, Alison (Culshaw) had been absolutely brilliant about letting me stay at […]

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Gromit get Factory Works Team treatment

On Oct 28th, 2013

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Gromit is a very special trailer, with an unbelievable pedigree. I have already written about Nik Cooke, Dave Bramley and Paul Haxby in ‘Gromit is born : Serendipity in deed‘, but for the next leg of the journey he had some special needs. The next leg of Gromit’s story begins in the design offices at […]

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UK and France – Summing up the journey so far…

On Oct 27th, 2013

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Summing up to the end of Chapter Two, crossing France and the UK. Chapter One was crossing the Atlantic so long ago now in May. Chapter Two has been about preparation, testing, building a physical base on which to build some more adventurous exploits later, a general reintroduction to living outdoors and an intinerant lifestyle… […]

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Flashing blue lights and Chapter 2 is ticked.

On Oct 26th, 2013

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Reaching Chamonix in the back of a Police Van was a little unexpected – 2.6 miles to go and whoomph – Nar Nars and a 100mph lift to the Mt Blanc Tunnel. Happiness and relief are the overwhelming emotions… Ups and downs St Etienne de Croissery Eventually the road out of Voirons, after a long […]

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