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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Favourite Car Journey | Lifestyle




I am taking part in The Car People's "Thanks Dad" Campaign and because Father's day is coming up I thought I would share with you all my favourite car journey with my Dad. 

Some of you will know that last year I lived in Italy and but moved back to lovely England in December but what most of you won't know is that I didn't just fly home, no, my incredible Dad actually drove all the way to Italy to come and get me and my stuff. Obviously this was a long journey and I was so grateful that he actually did it. 

The journey itself took 2 days with an overnight stay in a little town called Ettlingen in Germany. As I was based in Florence we had to drive back up through Italy and then onto Switzerland, then Germany the next day we carried on and drove through France towards Dunkirk then a little hop over the sea to Dover and then finally onto Essex. The journey was so damn long and honestly, I don't know how my dad did it because obviously the roads are quite different to the UK roads and driving through Italy is always a bit scary because the Italians drive to their own rules. Whilst it was long it was really fun, I was so excited to see these different places in Europe, even seeing the Swiss alps from a car window was still so lovely! It started to snow and I'm not gonna lie, I got really excited my dad on the other hand - being the driver, wasn't as thrilled but it was just a little flurry so didn't slow us down too much. 

We listened to some great music, obviously I didn't get to choose the tunes but there were some great 80's throwbacks so that definitely helped with the journey. Another funny part about our journey was paying the toll booths all in small change! I left Italy with a giant bag of change mostly 20cents and smaller which meant every time we got to a toll booth I had to count it all out....most of the time they weren't that happy but at least I got rid of it. We also drove back right before Christmas so as we were getting closer I was getting more and more excited and I'm not gonna lie, I totally had Chris Rhea's Driving Home for Christmas stuck in my head on a loop! 

This was easily my favourite car journey because it was so unique to us and I know I am beyond lucky to have a Dad like mine who can and would actually do the journey - Thanks Dad!

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  1. I don't know how to drive but I love a long car ride! Somehow being in the car makes me feel safe aha x

    Erin Azmir Blog

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    1. I can drive but I was SO thankful my dad was the one doing all the driving from Italy to England! Haha!xx

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  2. This journey sounds amazing! I'd love to drive across Europe or even just to France for a little while. Lovely post! X

    Hollie | ItsHollieAnn.com

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