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.