Livin’ the Dream Week 1 – Hare Farm, Twyford

Fox Poo, Ticks and Goose Eggs; a Caravan Manoeuvering Course – and a Near Death Experience!

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Our new life on wheels. At Hare Farm, we eventually found what we’d been looking for. PEACE!

D Day (Departure Day) minus 1                                 5th June

Packing up your entire life takes longer than you think. My hot tip here is to keep the pressure off yourself by NOT diverting from the main event by needing to post all the items you sold on eBay the night before you move permanently from a house into a caravan.

Kai helped our efforts tremendously by starting to eat our environmentally friendly packing chips. So besides trying to clean the house, get all remaining worldly goods to fit in the van and frenetically packaging oddly-shaped parcels at 10pm (how do you pack up a golf club for posting?), we were also soaking half-dissolved corn chips out of Kai’s whiskers.

D Day; A Near Death Experience                               6th June

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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”