Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Chamonix is a living geography lesson. It’s the one where the teacher was talking about moraines, eskers and U-shaped valleys, if you remember it.

Aiguille du Midi

Aiguille du Midi

A trip up to the top of the scarily tall looking mountain that overlooks Chamonix. Thankfully, the resident Bond villain was out.

Run to the Hills

Run to the Hills

We started the day in the home of champagne and needed to get to the home of, well, I’m not sure. The first Winter Olympics. That should be enough to convince you.

From Home to Reims

From Home to Reims

Two days for the price of one here. We’d heard bad things about trying to get into the ferry terminal, so we set off the night before and stayed nearby.

Chamonix

Chamonix

A week of going up and down mountains and rediscovering school geography lessons, especially the ones about mountains and glaciers.

Llangollen Mega

Llangollen Mega

Masses of geocache hunting with some events thrown in for good measure.

Geolympix 2016

Geolympix 2016

Caching in a forest in moderately bad weather, because there was an event on.

Going Mega in France

Going Mega in France

Five go mad in Valenciennes. Except there were only four of us. Unless you include the ukelele.