Thursday, 8 January 2015


Yesterday, Lyn took the camper over to Lindsay's to show off. Lindsay was quite impressed but said it needed a bike rack fitting. I don't know why. Perhaps she is still under the impression that she would be able to borrow it! As she returned after dark, Lyn decided to leave the camper parked on the road so that she didn't cause any more damage.
Lyn can explain the photo!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

First Trip

For our first trip in our motorhome we went for the afternoon to Ilam Hall in the Peak District National Park. This was just to try out a few things and get some idea of what we might need to take etc. Lyn let me drive this time! The car park was surprisingly full given the frosty weather so we parked on the grass. Hope the National Trust didn't mind too much!
Yes, that's Lyn mugging from the window!
We walked down to the church but it was all locked up so we couldn't see inside. Then we walked along by the River Hamps to give Button some exercise. Back at the van we made a cup of tea and warmed some mince pies to eat. We had forgotten to take a teaspoon (not a big problem) or baby wipes. We also think that Button's den is too big to take with us. We will have to find an alternative means of securing her for travel.
Ilam church with Thorpe Cloud in the background. It was a beautiful sunny but frosty day.
The journey back was not so good as fog had begun to close in by 3:30. We got back safe and sound though.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Got it!

We collected our motorhome from Cara in Stoke this morning. The folk at Cara were very helpful and thorough in their explanations and had prepared the vehicle very well, replacing things like the leisure battery, fire extinguisher etc. and ensuring that everything worked as designed. Lyn drove it home and, for a first attempt, parked it very well at the side of the house.
A pleased Lyn!
Now we need to take it for a try out. We will begin with a short drive out so that we know how to set everything up. Then we are planning on a trip to a Caravan Club site, probably at Chatsworth, for a few days to properly familiarise ourselves with everything. Perhaps Lyn will let me drive it too!

Our motorhome at its new home