27 November 2018

And home - after a repar

We went to have the front dashboard done, not before time as we noticed we had a couple of mushrooms!

Lovely all day job, we stayed in a S555 where we caught up with Tax Work and Emails, and then bothered everyone trying to keep out of the way. Ended up with a long list of jobs so we have booked in again for next year. Pages Farm shop had some lunch for us.

Had a long drive home. Arriving just in time for tea.

Our new dashboard and carpet is the second photo below.

Our office for the day.

25 November 2018

Broadway Caravan Club Site

Today we drove to Broadway and parked up. Nice site - next door to the steam train to Cheltenham.

Broadway had the Land Yacht Wanderer  - Owned by the Victorian Author, Dr William Gordon Stables, The Wanderer caravan travelled 1,400 miles during the summer of 1885. It was towed by two horses from Twyford in Berkshire to Inverness, from where the caravan returned to London by rail before continuing its journey along the South Coast, reaching as far as Lymington in the New Forest.


Parked up for the evening

First caravan ever


Wanderer Land Yacht

Here it is!

14 September 2018

Back from Kessingland

Today we drove back, with a small detour to avoid a large traffic jam! A lovely break, which we both needed!

13 September 2018

Taking the 99 Bus to Lowestoft

No post yesterday, as we had a quiet day!  Morning coffee, followed by fish cake, chips and beans from the fish shop ... it rained quite a bit.

Today we took the 99 Bus the other way to Lowestoft.

We went to the theatre for a coffee, and then had a wander around town. Picked up some nice walking books for Suffolk. We went to JoJo's for lunch which was really good. Then took the 3.10 bus back to Kessingland. In the evening we went to the Sailor's Home pub.

Sunny weather today - made a nice change!

Morning Coffee


11 September 2018

Visit to Southwold

Today we took the 1232 Bus to Southwold (got up a bit late!). Helen got some croissants for Breakfast.

We had lunch (mushroom soup and a sausage roll) at Adnams, and had a look round town. We caught the 1520 return bus (when it started to rain).  Got back in drizzle, and went to teh Fish and Chip shop to buy our dinner. Raining quite hard in the evening!


Waiting for the bus in Southwold

10 September 2018

Kessingland - Breakfast and Dinner

Today we got up and went to have breakfast - Light Breakfast and Veggie Sausage bun. Chilling for the rest of the day, only news was the Co-Op in Kessingland was broken into by ram raiders. happily, they got caught as they tried to flee down the dead end past the camp sites at Kessingland Beach. Still a shame that the Co-Op got ram raided again in Suffolk...

In the evening we went and each had a pint - and a meal - at the sailor's Home just up the road.


Sweet Retreat for Breakfast

Dragon flies passing in the Afternoon

09 September 2018


We  got up at dawn to see the sunrise just after 6 AM:

and then went back to bed! Got up and went to The Waterfront for Sunday lunch ....

08 September 2018

Kessingland White Beach 8th September

Today we are at White Beach at Kessingland - met another old Hymer owner ...

We were lucky to get Pitch 7 with a view of the sea from the rear lounge. Slight drizzle, but we had scones and tea outside in the afternoon.

Weather stone ....

Back to the sea!

31 August 2018

Aldeburgh - and home

We spent two nights in Aldeburgh, the final night we had a nice meal in The Lighthouse.

On getting home, we found that a bottle of low alcohol Ghost Ship had exploded as it froze - nice to know the fridge works!

The van got booked in for an MOT and a visit for a new dashboard in November.

The Lighthouse for dinner

In our plot - No. 6

Homeward bound ..

28 August 2018

Aldeburgh - Suffolk

Today we arrived at Church Farm in Aldeburgh.

Went for the Fish and Chips and tried some tonic that one of us likes very much!

12 August 2018

11th and 12th August Blickling Hall

We went to stay in the temporary campsite at the National Trust Blicking Hall - where they had a Proms Night.

Sadly, the Spitfire (mechanical failure) and Fireworks (too dry) were cancelled, but we saw a good display by AeroSPARX. We had a water failure in the van. There was coffee, tea, and sandwiches served for us Campers in the morning!

17 July 2018

Home again from Cromer

We left at 1030, drove around the new Norwich ring road to have a look at the Camping shop again, and then home. On the way past Norwich airport we passed the museum ...

Cromer for the last time ...

Aircraft museum

16 July 2018

Sandringham and Fish and Chips

Today we went to have a look around Sandringham followed by a meal in our friends awning.

On the second day we went to  Sheringham, back to the site for a swim, and then for some Fish and Chips at A1 in Cromer with a bus back - we've booked again for next year!

14 July 2018

Sheringham Beer Festival

Today we took the bus to Sheringham, had a ride on the train, and then a small visit to the Beer Festival! Then back to the van for a BBQ ....

13 July 2018

Two days in Cromer and Sheringham

Yesterday we went into Cromer to have breakfast and do a little shopping. We then went to see our friends Bob and Anne in Sheringham for tea, gin tasting and a BBQ.

Cromer pier

Nice to have Stokes Brown Sauce for Breakfast!
Today we went onto Cromer - Helen went to the End of the Pier show - Charles played with Bod at the Cromer Ukulele strummers - and then we had Curry at the Masala Curry Restaurant!

Lunch at The Crabpot - very nice!

Some Cromer Strummers!

11 July 2018

Cromer Seacroft

Today we drove up to Cromer - up the new Norwich bypass via the A47 and Norwich airport. Seemed a lot quicker..

We stopped off at Norwich camping to pick up some bargains - in the evening watched the football (England losing) and had a BBQ.

02 July 2018

Clumber Park to Home

Lovely sunny day - we went from Clumber Park in bright sunshine, and went down to home, stopping off on the A14 services at the Cambridge bypass, where we stopped off for lunch and diesel and LPG!


Total of 1098 miles for this trip!

01 July 2018

Berwick (Seaview) to Clumber Park

Today we drove from Berwick to Clumber Park - we got diverted on teh A19 and went through the Tyne Tunnel (small toll!) and stopped off for coffee - then back on the A1 stopping off at Junction 46 which was very busy - they put us in the HGV section.

We passed 100 000 km on the S700 just north of Thirsk!

We arrived at Clumber Park around 3PM and had some tea ....
We reached 100 000 km in the S700

Just North of Thirsk ...
Tyne Tunnel approach ....

Arriving at Clumber Park ....

30 June 2018

Berwick and Lindisfarne

Today we caught the B1 Bus into Berwick from the site - it was armed forces day and there was a Band and marching through the town centre. The met a couple from back home!

We then caught the 477 Bus to Lindisfarne and back - interesting as the bus times vary according to the tides so they can cross the Causeway! Stopped off at the M&S at the retial park to get a curry for dinner ...

Causeway to Lindisfarne ...

Armed forces day in Berwick

29 June 2018

Pitlochry to Seaview - Berwick on Tweed

Today we drove down the A9, crossed over the Queensferry Bridge, and down the A1 to Berwick on Tweed.

Very misty, but getting brighter - and a nice sea view!

Crossing over the border to England on the A1

View from our site in Berwick ..