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Wagon. A cranky contary female / an ugly female. She\'s some wagon eh?

wagon. wagon - an awful woman. than one is such a wagon!

wagon. a woman thats a bitch. dat ones a right wagon.

Wagon. A cantankerous old woman.. Yer wan's some wagon, I asked her could I feed the seagulls and she lifted me out of it!

wagon. car or other mode of transport. i'll drive my waggon.

Wanderly Wagon. A much loved Irish children's TV program which ran from 1968 to 1982

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

More Wagons on the Way

With a houseful for Christmas, it was essential that we have as much packing as possible done on Christmas Eve.  So first of all, senior management had to affix the roof box :

It’s a long time since either of these guys could be called an engineer, but they seem to have done a reasonable job – hopefully it’ll still be attached when we get to Cereste!.

Then we loaded the jeep with everything bar ourselves, the dogs and our overnight bags, hitched up the trailer and left it parked beside the house for the duration of Christmas and St Stephen’s Day. 

It’s essential that we have space in the jeep for Anne and her gear, and similarly we can’t fill up the trailer, because it’s going to be full of horse on the way home.   I think we’ve done a good job, though, and it'll work out ok in April.

Cinnamon was occupying Anne’s space on the way to Rosslare, but I’m sure some sort of human/dog stacking arrangement can be made when necessary.

We had a lovely time over “the holidays” with extended family.  There was a big gang there to wave us off as we left apart from poor Granny Murphy, who is laid low with a bad cold.  Hope she gets well soon!

The journey to Rosslare went really smoothly, Cinny slept all the time except whenever we slowed down!  Cookie was in the dog crate because we didn’t fancy having her ricocheting around the car the whole way, and she also stayed asleep most of the way.  We had a brief stop to say hello/goodbye to the other Granny, who was pleased to see us and wished us well on our journey.

We arrived in Rosslare with plenty of time to dose ourselves with Stugeron and dose the dogs with Kalm-aid.  Then we settled them into their cage and um.... abandoned them.... we felt like the worst dog-parents ever....


Good news is that, thanks to my brother & sister, the onions are planted!  Hopefully they’ll be as successful as this year’s crop :

Note to self : grow smaller onions

So that’s just the unplanted broad beans to fell guilty about, then.

Here's hoping the rest of the journey goes as smoothly!


  1. Wow all sounds very organised ! We all went off wine tasting today, Beaune de Venise and Chateauneuf du Pape, lovely. Brought some French horse nuts, just a routine day in Provence

  2. Have a great journey ! And happy new year '

  3. The Wanderly Wagon contingent has arrived unscathed in Cherbourg

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  5. Cookie was in the dog crate because we didn’t fancy having her ricocheting around the car the whole way, and she also stayed asleep most of the way. click