A ‘new’ motorhome

We have been hunting for some time now for something that has an ‘easier’ bed arrangement. Whilst away for long periods we got a bit fed up of making the bed every night. Whilst on those long ‘stay put’ ventures we also realised that you could, with an end lounge arrangement, leave the bed made up and still operate at the other end of the motorhome. The problem for us is that our driveway, whilst wide enough, isn’t bery long and we are limited to a 6 metre long motorhome. Few and far between – but at long last we have found a Hymer on a Mercedes base that is under 6 metres and has a pull down bed that resides above the cab seating area. So today I drove 632 miles round trip to view it and left a deposit for collection later in the month.


Admittedly, its not as pretty as our VW but it offers a much more practical layout inside, especially fortrips with the newly appointed grandson 😉

I’ll put up more details once we have got it home – along with details of how to go about buying our Calypso off us 🙂

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Another Update

As Alison didn’t update the home-page – I will. She did her sponsored walk and thank you to all those who sponsored her – it meant a lot to her, and me, and she and her sisters raised money for a very good cause. We are potentially off for a night out in the motorhome this weekend as we are hoping to look at a Mercedes based Hymer in Preston and might as well take our motorhome up for them to have a punt at and kip out for a night whilst we are at it. The Hymer in question offers a layout that suits us down to the ground and is ‘future-proof’ in terms of Grand-children and possible future travel plans It may amount to nothing but you never know. I know I come across as a big VW fan but a Mercedes would be OK as a VW alternative. They are after all the same vehicle underneath thanks to ‘platform sharing’. I’ll let you know how that weekend goes.

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East Cheshire Hospice sponsored walk

Hi all, I am doing the starlight walk to help raise some money for the hospice,that took great care of my mum in her final week. I would be very grateful for any amount, please see link below.
Thank you


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I will let you know how I do 🙂

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A quick trip out in the hills

We’ve had another weekend away in the motorhome and once again popped into Castleton for the chance of a good walk and a get together with friends. A ‘mixed’ bag weatherwise as it was lovely and sunny first thing, so we set off up the hill. Halfway through we were treated to a blizzard with sleet and rain soaking us to the skin. Thunderstorms rounded off the day. The next morning we were basking in the sun once again. Later on the Sunday, after a brief storm, the sun returned sufficient that I could get the convertible out for a quick spin in the sunshine. Bonkers.



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Well, a New Year and new plans…

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Planning… Where too next?

Not straying too far though as all we have planned so far is a weekend somewhere locally to grab a well needed walk or two and a couple of weeks in Portugal (by air) to soak up a bit of sun. We will be staying in Cabanas to catch up with Manuela and Wolfgang and the cats and spending a few days over at Gale to catch up with friends there. Germany is on the cards later in the year too but we haven’t really sat down and looked at that properly. Mind you, we rarely actually ‘plan’ anything. 🙂

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2013 ends…

So before I wish you a Happy New Year I thought I would post up my favourite photo of the year. It just brings the memories of a first time visit to a wonderful country in which we made dozens of new friends. It is of course Croatia, at the lovely seaside camp at Pomer.


..we were but yards from the sea edge, relaxing after a boozy yet fun weekend with the Buba Club who invited us to their annual car show. So in a year that bought us our first grandchild, extended our travels I can only hope that your year was as fulfilling and hope 2014 is just as good!

Some more of our Croatia pix

And some more memmories from the rest of our trip…

Various favourites from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and even Scotland and Wales!!

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So, it’s Christmas

A quick message to you all on the night before Christmas Eve. A first in our house with the arrival of grandson Finn and his first ever Christmas with Grandad and Nana. I am certain that we are all going to have a wonderful time. At five months old he is no doubt too young to take it all in but this big daftie will be dressing up as Santa – for his benefit of course – and we will both be spoiling everyone rotten. The whole family is here with my son returning home with Amy so its a full house/

Here he is under the tree!

We have had the trip to the pub – Boars Head, Poynton with great homemade food – in advance of everyone arrival just as a ‘nod’ in the direction of something like planning. If you are away somewhere warm in your motorhome then I am extremely jealous. So all the best to you and yours.

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