Thursday, 30 June 2011

Frenchman Tsonga knocks Federer out of Wimbledon

Tennis history was made yesterday when Frenchman Tsonga beat six times Wimbledon champion on Centre Court.
In a pre match interview Tsonga had said what happens when you chase a chicken? It runs away. What happens when you chase a lion? It roars and chases you and he said he was a lion. Oh no no we all thought this is Federer the unbeatable at Wimbleon, but Jo-Wilfried showed he is a lion!
A spectacular match, made all the more exciting as Federer was two sets up before Tsonga fought his way back to victory.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was born in Le Mans in 1985, to a French mother and a Congolese father. Le Mans is one of the towns you drive through or past if you are making your way from the channel ports at Calais/Bolougne to the Vendee on the west coast of France. Tsonga now lives in Switzerland. 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the French Open

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Camping in France

A mobile home holiday in France is an affordable way to take the whole family away for a few weeks of sun and fun. Even during the school holidays it won't break the bank and if you cross the channel by ferry or tunnel you'll have your own car with you, giving you the freedom to literally go where you want.

Many camp sites in France provide a combination of space for tents, caravans and tourers also mobile homes which come equipped with everything you need. A mobile home is usually more spacious and comfortable than a caravan.

If you haven't taken the car or the kids to France before you might prefer to book with a tour operator, such as Canvas Holidays. They arrange everything for you, such as the channel crossing, the mobile home or camp site booking, provide a route planner and kids club. Their camp sites can get busy in the summer holidays, but there will also be other British families and kids for your children to make friends with.

If you plan to tour around France and visit several sites there are guides such as  Alan Rogers The Best Campsites in France  and the Michelin Camping Guide France which list details about sites. It's always best to book during the school summer holidays. You can also book a mobile home directly with many camp sites.

Many camp sites in France are in fantastic locations, near beaches, rivers, lakes or in beautiful countryside. Larger sites have swimming pools with slides and lots of entertainment and activities. There are endless sports and other activities also available at many sites, such as canoeing, sailing, football and tennis. Table tennis seems to be everywhere, along with washing machines, cafes, restaurants and bars. So there is something for everyone.

If you take your own tent, electricity is widely available and clean wash blocks with hot showers are the norm.

Staying in a mobile home is a bit like staying in a miniature house. They have all the same things inside and are very comfortable.