I’ve not been here since September – you may have noticed. It’s not been for any huge reason, I just think covid restrictions were making blogging feel rather repetitive, plus I hate the new WordPress editor. Does it get better the more you use it?
Looking back September’s ‘highlight’ saw us ‘going on holiday’…
Since well before anyone heard of covid-19, we’ve been considering buying a campervan. Last year we hired a motorhome and decided it was too big.
At the end of September we hired a small one (a VW T6). We spent the first night camping on the drive, because Harry gets freaked out by new vehicles, so we wanted to give him time to get used to it. The next day we packed the van and trotted off a couple of hours down the road into Cornwall.
We put up the awning, went for a walk, had tea, played Rummikub and went to bed. In the night the wind got up – not a lot, but enough to make our awning start dancing. Buy 5.30am the awning had collapsed – everyone else’s awning and tents looked tickety-boo, one campervan even still had it’s pop top up – this was not strong wind. In the dark and pouring rain, we pulled the awning apart to discover many of the poles had snapped and a fair few were already taped together with gaffer tape. With the forecast for rain until afternoon we decided to head home – still in our PJs.
If you count travelling time, we had a 22 hour holiday. This was however enough to work out a newish small camper was pretty much an very expensive bed on wheels and we didn’t want one. However the desire to have future camping holidays persisted, so we took the logical step of buying an expensive bed on wheels that’s a good few years older than my first car…
I’ll tell you a bit more about her next time I post.
I hope everyone is well, safe and happy.
Until next time,