The Knowledge – The Perils of Proximity

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

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

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.

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30s Site Review – Salisbury C&CC Site

The Salisbury Camping and Caravanning Club Site is located on the A345, just north of Salisbury, under the iron age ramparts of Old Sarum.

This blog is dedicated to Jenny and Marco, who want to see Stonehenge. However, it also has special relevance to us, since it is the first place that we stayed with Caravan Kismet and is inextricably linked to how we accidentally bought a caravan! (Click on this link to see How to Accidentally buy a Caravan)

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Tails and ears a-flyin’ – Lani enjoys Old Sarum, with Salisbury Cathedral in the distance.

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