Hello to all you fellow motorhomers and welcome.
I hope you get as much fun reading this as I do writing it.

Friday, 22 February 2013

A Week to Remember

This past weekend was unique in that the days were not only DRY but also sunny. Was this spring or just an unexpected interlude?  Whatever, I was determined to AT LAST get out in my motorhome. It didn't matter where I went I just wanted to go somewhere.
I did find a seemingly especially suitable campsite in Somerset that I could add to my website. I was hopeful that on the journey home I could stop off to see some friends in that “neck of the woods”.

I began preparations. Would you believe it things did not go well.
As I had given the van a thorough clean there was very little in the motorhome. I needed to replenish even the basics such as tea, sugar and tins of produce for emergencies. This I did as well as stocking up additional consumable items.
My next task was to ensure I had suitable clothes especially for wet weather and enough for several days just in case I wished to extend my trip.
It was as I started this chore that I slowly began to realize that all was not well with my daughter.  The upshot of this was that my going away would not be prudent.  So I abandoned the notion.  Instead I worked in the garden.

 I was extremely disappointed that I was thus thwarted (the language is the result of seeing some Shakespeare) but at least I used the time productively and get much satisfaction looking at the garden.

As events so transpired it appears extremely fortunate that I did not go away in the van. My wonderful dog Ruby who is instrumental in all my motorhoming activities (she does campsite reviews on my website) suddenly became seriously unwell a couple of days ago.  This could well have happened when I was away with her. That would have been difficult for both her and me. As it is, I took her to our vet and the prognosis is not good. This weekend I will forever remember. It appears that someone is looking out for us. At least we are both at home in familiar surroundings. 

Going out in the van without her will not be the same.  How Amber will fare is yet to be seen.  The next few weeks are going to be very distressing.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Where's the Sun!!!

My intention to post weekly has much in common with the sun. On the odd occasion, about once a month the sun can be glimpsed through the clouds: likewise about once a month I manage to find the time to add a new post to this blog.
Despite valiant efforts I have found it difficult during these winter months to find a subject about motorhoming that is of sufficient interest. The weather has been so awful that though I have wanted to go away for a few days the prospect has not been appealing with all this rain and then the snow followed by bitterly cold weather.
It has been awkward enough taking the dogs out at home with all the conveniences on tap. Firstly it takes so long getting togged up to take them out.  Then there is the slog over such soggy ground that walking is not pleasurable and is positively arduous.  Then on our return there is the futile cleaning of the dogs so at least some of the dirt and mud remains outside.  Some hope.
Astonishingly there was a day when the sky was a strange blue colour with a golden orb hanging over the hills. Yes it was a sunny day.
My husband and I decided to take a day trip in the van. But with a couple of urgent task to do first this did not happen.  We decided to take a rain check and go out the next day.  Big mistake. The sky was its usual grey and down came the rain.
This interminable wet weather has disheartened me immensely.  The longer it continues so I feel less and less like going out. The new watch word is “Watch the sky” as opposed to “Watch this space”.