Bonne Journée Madame is a travelogue of Jill’s travels around France with her daughter and dog, in a camper van named ‘Escargot’ as it would be ‘their home on their backs’ for three-and-a-half months.
They set off in early May 2002, almost a year after Jill’s husband died suddenly. Her daughter was aged twenty two at the time and their Border collie, Milo, was a boisterous two year old. It was to be one of the hottest summers on record and they had no air conditioning in the camper van. This is a story of grief and escapism, along with the many adventures shared en route, and the chance encounters experienced with fellow travellers.
A journey of 7,500 miles.