Planned Meet Ups

If you would like to come and meet us or Trudy …. then keep an eye on this page for planned meet ups.  

OUR OFFICIAL LEAVING DO – Friday 3rd January 2020

Here’s a date for your diary !

Why not come and say goodbye on our last night before we set off on our around the world drive.  Our leaving do will be held at our old local:

The Ugly Duckling, Long Lane, Telford,  TF6 6HA

To view their web site click here 

We will be there from 4pm and we  would love you to join us at this special occasion.  It’s an open invite.  

There are a limited number of B&B rooms available , alternatively if you are a fellow Vanner or have a Motorhome, then they have kindly said you can park up overnight – free of charge.   If you would like to stay over please either contact Julie at the Ugly Duckling Tel:  01952 257979 or send us a direct message via email or social media and we’ll let them know.


Saturday 4th January 2020 – 11.30 am

Be part of the actual adventure and come and see us start this epic adventure as we set off for a  44,000 mile dive across 20 countries over 20 months.  

We will be setting off at 12 Noon and Marianne’s dad will to cutting the ribbon to make the official start of our drive around the world.

The location is still under discussion with the local authorities, however it is most likely to be from Ironbridge in Telford, Shropshire.  More details will be posted when known.



We live in ‘Trudy’ our van and if you have seen any of the pictures on our social media pages if you pass her you definitely won’t miss her!!!!  Do come and say hi, have a look at Trudy and have a chat with us we would love to meet you.  


Between now and when we leave for our around the world drive we are going to be doing a UK road trip to help promote our upcoming adventure and meet you.   Over the coming months please keep an eye on this page as we will be posting meet up locations around the country, from service stations to town centres we hope to see you all soon.     We post regular updates on facebook, instagram and twitter if you see we are heading your way then please do drop us a message and suggest a location in your area.

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