The Knowledge – Toilet Training

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A measure of something’s significance could be the number of words in the language to describe it. And we Brits DO have a lot of words for Toilet…

A measure of something’s significance within a culture could be the number of words  in the language to describe it.  It is a myth that the Inuit have over 100 words for snow, but we Brits do have rather a lot of words for Toilet. Let’s face it, in Britain, we get joy from a John, take pride in our Privies and we just LOVE the Lavvie!

Go on any caravan forum and it won’t be long before the subject of toilets crops up. Continue reading “The Knowledge – Toilet Training”

The Knowledge – The Perils of Proximity

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In life, it’s not where you go but who you travel with that counts!

Love is an act of endless forgiveness; a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

Many years ago, a boyfriend and I formulated an escape plan that involved a boat. He held a Yachtmaster’s certificate and had crewed on boats around the world. I had drunk gin and been ‘rail meat’ on a few pleasure yachts in the Solent. I had also undertaken a voyage to the Isle of Wight for lunch. Once.Continue reading “The Knowledge – The Perils of Proximity”

Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage

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We collected Kismet on 10th May. With a Severe Weather Warning in place, we were thrilled to be blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning Weather!’

C Day – Caravan Collection Day!  10th May…

Today, the early heatwave that had made the papers miraculously exchanged itself for a Severe Weather Warning. It was a big day. The day we were to collect Caravan Kismet. I can’t tell you how delighted we were to have been blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning’ weather!Continue reading “Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage”

The Knowledge – Towing Safely & Legally

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If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you probably have ‘Grandfather Rights’ to tow.

Like most people* in the UK who passed their test before 1st January 1997, my driving licence has what is known as ‘Grandfather Rights’ (or more flatteringly ‘Acquired Rights’) which allow me to tow vehicles up to 8.5t.

But just because you can tow something legally, it doesn’t mean that you should.Continue reading “The Knowledge – Towing Safely & Legally”