Tag: Caravan

On The Road – You can Listen to the Wireless!

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Young people – the meaning of ‘wireless’ in the mid 1900s. We Ancients had one at home!

If you travel with dogs, it is inevitable that you will, at some point, travel with a sick puppy.

Of course, the best time for this to happen is when, for one night and one night only, you are staying in a dog-friendly hotel room with white linen and – what were they thinking?!!! Carpets… Continue reading “On The Road – You can Listen to the Wireless!”

The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!”

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Money can’t buy you happiness – but it can buy you travel, which comes close!

We were made redundant at the age of 51 and 53 respectively. It was terrifying. Continue reading “The Question that No-One Dares Ask – “What Does It Cost You to Tour Full Time?!””

Avanton, Poitiers – Pays du Futuroscope

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Poitiers. Named after the famous actor, Sidney and a battle in 1356.

Well, I have earned my Yorkie bar! I have driven The Big Rig in France for the first time, including a successful reverse and a few incipient snakes when overtaking lorries.

As we left Penthievre, the plan was to go down the coast of Brittany to the Atlantic islands; Iles de Ré, Noirmoutier and Oleron. We decided on a whim to turn east instead of south and go inland. Our happy 6 weeks in Penthievre meant that it was now the mad, mad month of August and we figured that inland would be a bit less busy than the beach. Continue reading “Avanton, Poitiers – Pays du Futuroscope”

A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 2

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Don’t get Lost at Sea!

Lost At Sea; French by Numbers; Culinary Capers..

images (1)Greg, our Best Man asked us if we think we will survive this trip and I must admit, I do wonder. Our caravan learning curve has certainly involved a lot of destruction, although Mark calling me clumsy is like the pot and the kettle. He came in from windsurfing looking a bit sheepish. “I just had to self-rescue…” he admitted. He had forgotten to screw his sail to his board, so when he gained a bit of speed, the whole rig had come away in his hand!

Rosie has developed incredible skill an escape artist.  Continue reading “A Postcard from Quiberon – Part 2”

How to Cram your Life into a Box on Wheels!

The things you own end up owning you… LET GO! 

…you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? This is YOUR LIFE. And it’s ending one minute at a time.

Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in the movie Fight Club.

You know that silver cutlery service in the mahogany canteen? You have had it for 30 years. You remember it – well, vaguely… It was a wedding present. You come across it; let’s see – every time you move house! It has been taking up space in the back of a cupboard somewhere. It’s too good to use, except for those REALLY special occasions, but they never seem to come around. And anyway, it won’t go in the dishwasher. And you have to polish it before you can use it. But it cost a fortune and you’ll never get the money back on it… Well, we sold ours on eBay for exactly what it was worth – and that is <drum roll> WHAT SOMEONE WAS PREPARED TO PAY FOR IT! Continue reading “How to Cram your Life into a Box on Wheels!”

30s Site Review & Top Things to Do – Pebble Bank, Portland

Campsite Details

  • Pebble Bank Caravan Park is located approximately 2 miles from Weymouth town centre and its Blue Flag beach.
  • The campsite is set in countryside with sweeping views over Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon (see below for information about these.)
  • There is LOADS to do – just check out Visit Dorset, the Dorset Tourist Information site.
  • Since we have been visiting Portland with windsurfers strapped to our roof for many years, we have selected a few unusual attractions and our absolute favourites to share with you.
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Sunset on the Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For the Canine Crew

Continue reading “30s Site Review & Top Things to Do – Pebble Bank, Portland”

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”