If you’re paying attention you might have noticed that I’m sometimes mentioning the price of things as I go along. It’s true that I’m from Yorkshire where we rival the Scots with our reputation for being careful with money but that’s not my main purpose. We’re attempting something we’ve never done before, which isRead more
This was our home for three nights after the long slow drive from Scotland. The first task was to take Poppy to see the vet. She needed special worming pills to prevent her being infected by nasty French and Spanish lung and heartworms. In the UK the only preventative treatment is a liquid put onRead more
Our last stop in the UK was in Canterbury. Motorhomes can stay overnight in the Park and Ride for £3 and this includes unlimited bus rides around the city for up to six passengers. An incredible deal don’t you think? The only problem was that the rain was torrential that day and even the dogs wereRead more
We left Chorley and drove to Rutland Water to spend the night at Lyndon Top. This is a massive, simple site with views over the water. No electricity, just water and CDP. It costs £7 a night and it’s well worth it. We’ll be back with the Funster Ladies’ Meet next April. Can’t wait girls.
To be fair the insurers give you dire warnings about this but they’re more concerned about someone driving off with your pride and joy. We knew we were safe at the back of the Shaw Hill Hotel and Country Club where we’d been celebrating Matthew and Diane’s wedding. What we didn’t know was that theRead more
… and they’re off. 8.40 a.m. we roll off the drive with the house left neat and tidy for our return who knows when? The sun is shining and we’re on our way to Chorley in Lancashire to Matthew and Diane’s wedding. We can’t think of a better way to start our adventure than withRead more
This is like a military operation. Lists and more lists, ticked off boxes, Evernotes, piles of stuff and much discussion about what should go and what should stay but we’re nearly there. Holly’s cupboards are full, her fridge is cold, bikes on the back and diesel and gas full up. A health check at theRead more
How often do you get to travel with no end date in mind? This is our gift to ourselves. On Saturday we leave for an extended tour of Europe in Holly, our Autotrail Miami motorhome. Just in case you’re wondering why we called her Holly – “Holly came from Miami FLA … take a walk onRead more
There are so many islands of the coast of Scotland. Some of them highly populated by humans, others mainly by sheep. We will be visiting several of them on our travels, over the next six months. Come back soon to read about which ones we choose to visit.