Category: The Knowledge – Caravan Advice & Tips

The Deadly Dozen – 12 Poisonous Plants Which May Be Common In Your Back Yard

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Hemlock, Deadly Nightshade & Wolfsbane – 3 of the UK’s Most Deadly

Recently, we were contacted by tenants who believed there to be Giant Hogweed in the communal garden of our property. They were worried, because the sap from this plant can cause severe burns and blindness. We consulted with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at Wisley, who verified that the plant in our grounds was definitely neither Native Hogweed nor Giant Hogweed. However, they identified it as another poisonous plant, Hemlock Water Dropwort. Continue reading “The Deadly Dozen – 12 Poisonous Plants Which May Be Common In Your Back Yard”

10 Tips For a Safe & Stress Free Post-Covid Road Trip

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The first thing to remember when planning a trip is that coronavirus has not gone away

1. Coronavirus Has Not Gone Away

The Number One thing to remember as borders open and life begins to return to some semblance of normal, is that Coronavirus has not gone away. There is still no vaccine, so there is nothing to halt the spread of the virus other than keeping up social distancing, hand washing and wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as masks.

Such precautions are all that stands between each one of us and infection.

Keeping infection free is all that stands between each country and a dreaded second wave and re-instatement of lockdown. Continue reading “10 Tips For a Safe & Stress Free Post-Covid Road Trip”

Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation

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Wayne on Chesil Beach in Storm Brian

Everyone knows Wayne.

On our way to Romania, we stopped at a campsite in rural Hungary. The owner was British. He knew Wayne.

One evening, as we were watching Ben Fogle’s documentary Harbour Lives on TV, Wayne popped up on our screen. It came as no surprise.

The first part of this post is the story; scroll down for technical details. 

Continue reading “Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation”

How And When Can We Return to Road Tripping Safely in Europe?

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When will we be able to do this again?

The question we are asked most frequently is, “What are your plans?”

Mark and I always have plenty of plans, although in these extraordinary times, there is no guarantee that any of them will come off. Nevertheless, by having plans in place and ready to go, we can respond quickly to the changing situation.

Yet even if the restrictions lift so that you can travel, should you hit the road? Here is our latest appraisal of the situation. Continue reading “How And When Can We Return to Road Tripping Safely in Europe?”