Easter with guests from Norway

Last Easter we had the pleasure of two families from Norway staying for a few days in both gîtes. The purpose of their visit: to spend four days driving each of our classic cars around the region.

Kim, his wife Kerstin and their two sons are Citroën DS fans and Henrik his wife,  Raghnild and daughter Ida are Jaguar enthusiasts. Indeed, Kim has a small collection of highly desirable classic cars and is the vice president of the Norwegian Maserati Club. Henrik has been involved professionally with Jaguar cars since the early 1970s.

I don’t mind saying that I was a little anxious that the cars should be perfectly turned out and well behaved for these knowledgable petrol heads. I was equally looking forward to having some experts review my cars and give me advice on areas of improvements……

Kerstin has written a few lines about their stay with us and provided some lovely photos of their days out:

A piece of France for our easter holiday

We had a great week staying with Abi & John in their Gites last easter. Our two families (Krohg & Hagen) flew to Paris and had a night there before taking the train to Poitiers. There we were met by our hosts and their two vintage cars.
It was a bit chillier than normal, but we got great conditions for some exploring of the region, it’s sights, towns & great food both from restaurants and the local shops. 
During the day we took trips to nearby sights as Vallee du Singes, the city of Angouleme, La Rochelle, Cognac etc. and in the evening we enjoyed the cottages and the company of our good friends.
Thank you for a great stay!
Kim, Kerstin, Bastian & Christian

On the road with the Jag and Citroën DS23


On the road with the two Citroën DSs

I am most grateful to Kim and Henrik, both for their attention and fettling to improve the cars and for their engineering direction which led to a straightforward repair to the Jag to change a new but faulty clutch master cylinder seal and a far more complicated job of changing the clutch in the Citroën DS23ie. Some words and pictures on this in another post!

In the meantime, the beautiful French countryside in Spring remains as compelling as ever for touring in a classic car and so if you want some of this then drop us a line with your plans.


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