Saturday, 27 May 2017

Excuses for Being a Bad Blogger...

First of all we went on a road trip with the Marcos.
On the first night we stopped over in Kent at the lovely 'Five Bells' in Brabourne.
This was our room for the night...
..And here's the spectacular open-plan bathroom.!!!
(It's great for one night of romantic luxury but I don't think I could live with it on a permanent basis.. I like to have some privacy when I'm chilling in my bath)

Then we pottered down to the Tunnel and caught a late morning train to France.
After another four and half hours of driving we reached our base for the weekend -
A hotel near the Spa race circuit on the far side of Belgium...

On Friday morning we were up really early and started to explore the track.
We've heard masses about this circuit but never attended any racing there before.
It was so exciting....
There were only two other Marcos cars at the event.
They were racing in the Sixties Endurance Race.
We spent a bit of time chatting to their drivers in the pits.
(Sadly neither of them managed to complete the gruelling two hour race on Saturday evening but it was great to see them out on the track during the practice and qualifying sessions.)

The Spa circuit is on a significant hill-side.
On Saturday we explored all the pedestrian tracks to the furthest points of the track.
The main pits is behind Mark's shoulder in the distance...
(These track days are always something of a keep fit exercise!!)

We stayed at the circuit to watch some night racing on Saturday evening.
When we came back to our car the light was perfect for this atmospheric shot of our car..

She got lots of attention and lovely comments everywhere we went..
(Not bad for a car that Mark restored from nothing in the garage!!)

Since we got back I just seem to have been 'chasing stuff'.... the dull post holiday washing and ironing piles; filling the empty food cupboards and other similar delights!  BUT I've also been catching up with family and friends; enjoying the sun at a picnic with an ex-colleague on Thursday and spent most of today on another road trip to Leicester.
The calendar for June looks slightly less crazy... so hopefully there'll be more frequent posts in the near future.  I hope that you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday.


  1. How did you find the tunnel crossing and continental driving/motorways ? we went on Eurostar last year and also on tunnel with coach trip but never ourselves by car which is something we would like to do .

  2. They all sound perfectly plausible excuses to me, especially the fabulous hotels.
    It's good you've found time to catch up with family and friends. It's so important.
    Have a lovely weekend Jan. X

  3. Oh, what a fun way to spend a weekend. As you know we'd have enjoyed. The photo taken at night is worth a frame I'd say. Glad your June is going to be less hectic, as our is going to be even worse than May. I'll pop you an email. Take care.

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  5. It sounds like a fun weekend. Glad you had a good time.

  6. What fun! Not a bad blogger at all Jan. When you are having fun, all great blog material, and interesting reading xx

  7. What fun! Not a bad blogger at all Jan. When you are having fun, all great blog material, and interesting reading xx

  8. Jan, never apologize for spending some time with those you love doing an activity you sounds like a good time and love the car.

  9. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.