Friday, 29 June 2012

We Was Robbed!

Hi Everyone,

I'm back to tell you all about my eye witness account of the naughty people who robbed us! It happened on our very 1st day of our road trip to the UK. Everything was going great. I was helping Mr.P read the map, Mrs.C was driving and Charlie was doing her knitting.

After about 3 hours, Mr.P said we'd look out for somewhere to have lunch. So we played a game of, 'I spy somewhere to eat.'

Charlie won, cos she saw a big 'M' just off the road, so we turned off to have a McDonalds. Charlie had a Big Mac and I had Chicken Nuggets and Charlies Fries, cos she was full after her Big Mac. I don't know what being full feels like, but  I did enjoy her fries :-)

Anyway, when we finished all our food, we went back to the car. It was then that Mr.P noticed that we had a very flat tyre.

He tried to pump it up with his clever machine, but  it wouldn't blow up cos there was a hole that was letting all the air back out. So, he had to unload lots of stuff to get the spare wheel. It was very hot and Mr.P worked very hard for 2 hours to fix it.

 What he didn't know was that, while he was mending the tyre, a very naughty man got in the car and robbed us! He did, honest! You can ask Charlie. We were sat in the car when he stole all our passports and everything! We stayed very still, cos he looked a proper meany.

Mr. P and Mrs.C didn't see the robber, cos some other naughty men pretended to be nice and offered to help Mr.P. It was when they were talking to them that the thief ran away with our stuff.

Mr.P was very sad when he realised that the bad man had stolen our stuff. Then, Mrs.C said it could have been worse, cos they could have taken Charlie and me. Mr.P smiled and said she was right, which made me and Charlie feel very happy.

After about 3 hours, we were near Cambrills where we were going to stay. Mr.P said we'd have a rest and go to the police staion in the morning. I told Mr.P not to worry, cos I could help the police with their enquiries. I knew that's what they called it from watching Inspector Barnaby on the telly. I said I would give a statement and tell the police how to draw a picture of the naughty man.

This really cheered Mr.P up. He laughed a lot and then said that he didn't think the Spanish Police would question me, cos they only talked Spanish words, but it was very kind of me to offer.

Mrs.C laughed as well and said the nasty men might have stabbed our tyre and stolen our stuff, but they couldn't stop us being happy.

She was right. We were happy and our adventure had only just began.

Back soon,

Tiddy x

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tiddy sets off.

Hi Everyone,

at last I'm back at the begining of our long trip home. We had loads of packing to do and the car was sooooooo full of stuff! Inside was full, the roof box was full and we still had to put the bikes on the back!

It was a bit sad leaving our lovely villa, but we were very exciteded about our big adventure, so it was alright. Mr.P had kept a space for me and Charlie, so we got in and set off on our road trip to Wales.

We went through the gates of La Torre and soon we were whizzing along the road.

We passed loads of shops that we had been to in San Javier...

The Dos Mares Shopping Centre where they had fanteddytastic sweeties...

2 Chino shops that are huge and sell tons of super coooooool stuff, like the 'wibbly wobly thingy' Mr.P bought Mrs.C for her birthday...

Then we passed the Mercado, which is Spanish talking for the Market. It was closed when we passed, but every Sunday morning it's got loads of lovely fruit and veg...

The last shops we passed were Dia and Iceland. They call Iceland the Overseas Shop in Spain. I don't care what they call it, as long as they sell Haggis for Burns Night.

Before long, we were on the open road our adventure had began and, oh boy, what an adventure!

Back soon to tell you all about how I tried to help the police with thier enquiries.

Tiddy x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tiddy Climbs Again!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you liked the blog about the nice man at Chez Micheline. Mr.P said it would be a good idea to start at the beginning now. I agreed, but then I remembered an absolutely brilliant thing I found when we were staying at Lac Du Chalain. That's the name of the beautiful lake we stayed by in France, near the Swiss border.

It was a fabulous place for walking and cycling. One day Mr.P said we could go on a big bike ride all the way around the lake. It was a special route called "Tour du Lac", which, I think, means "Tour of the Lake". See, this French France talking is ipsy pipsy. Anyway, I'll tell you all about the walks and "Tour du Lac" another time. I'm so exciteded about the most fanteddytastic thing I found on the "Tour du Lac".

We were about half way down the one side of the 'Lac' when I saw this super duper Tiddy dream machine. I was so glad I'd brought my Mars bar, cos Mr.P reckons that, in the old days, they used to say "A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play". I was going to need all the help I could get!

It was a climbing wall for climbing up! It was really hard, but it was loads of fun. Mrs.C kept telling me to be careful and hold on very tight. Charlie just covered her eyes, cos she was scared I might fall. I didn't fall and I climbed really, really high.

It was great fun and Charlie said I was the most daring teddy in the whole world!

Back soon,

Tiddy x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Food and Fun at Chez Micheline.

Hi Everyone,

wow! Weeeee've had a such a super duper fanteddytastic trip that I don't know where to start. 21 days of travelling, 4 stops, over a thousand miles of driving, witnessing a robbery and seeing tons of brill things. Arghhhhhh!!!!

I should start at the beginning but there's so many good bits in the middle, and then there's the fantastic meal we had at the end. Oh I know! I'm going to start at the end, cos that's when we met a very, very nice man who was very, very funny.

It was 2 days before we sailed back. We were living in French France, in a Keycamp caravan at Bernie Riviere, by a brilliant big lake. Do you remember we blogged from there last May?

Mr.P said we were going out to a brilliant restaurant to have a meal. It wasn't very far, so we walked there in about 25 minutes.

It was an absolutely brilliant place that had a bar, a little shop that sold loads of stuff and a restaurant, all in the same building.

Can you see me and Charlie standing in front of Chez Micheline? Don't we look small?

It was 7 o'clock when we got there, but still lovely and warm, so we asked if we could sit in the garden.

The nice man said yes and then he gave us a book full of French France words, called a menu. When Charlie told me that there were English words as well, we   managed to pick our food and the very nice man brought us our drinks.

For starters, that's what they call the food you have to start, we had different things. Charlie had a mushroom pancake and I had a bowl of very hot soup that was super scrumptious.

When we had finished the starters, we had a chat with the nice people on the other tables and 2 of the children asked if they could have their photo's taken with us. Charlie is very shy, but I like being famous, so we said yes.

Then the very, very nice man brought us our main course. That's what they call the food you eat after your starters and before the pudding. We had the same this time, lamb and chips! It was absolutely yummy scrummy.

Gosh it took ages to eat so much food. We didn't think we could fit in a desert, that's what they call pudding in restuarant words.
Well, we decided we might as well have a look at the desert menu just incase.

Then we spotted the most fanteddytastic pudding in the whole wide world. It had Charlies favourite in it and mine. Orange Sorbet with a Gooey Chocolate Foundant, Chocolate Sauce and Cream. Yaba Dabba Dooozy! What a pud! It was 10 o'clock by time we finished.

We had a great night. Mr.P said that it was the best restaurant he's ever been to and he's even had a meal with Mrs.C on the Champs D'Elysees in Paris. The starters were very nice, the main course was awesome and the pudding was too dreamy for words, but the best thing about Chez Micheline's is the very, very, very nice man. He was very funny and spoke really good English words, for a French France man. When we asked him to have a photo with us, he dressed up special. 

Wonderful weather, good food, great company and a late night! What a brill way to end our Spain to UK roadtrip. If you visit Chez Micheline please say hello to the nice man for us. I'll be back soon to tell you about the rest of our adventure.

Bye for now,

Tiddy x