Annual holiday blog

This year’s caravanning expedition was to the Spanish Pyrenees, a longer journey but worth the extra drive. We’d visited the French side (Col de Tourmalet / Luz St Sauveur)  a few years ago but, with the younger members of the family doing GCSE Spanish, and the older ones trying to learn a bit of the... Continue Reading →

Holiday camping – the nerdy details

For those who are interested here are some of the nerdy camping details of our holiday, with route planning, site reviews and supermarket details. Crossing the channel: we used Eurotunnel because it is a great way of using Tesco vouchers. Whilst Eurotunnel is 1.5 times the cost of the ferry if you book in cash,... Continue Reading →

Half term holiday

Blogging has been light in recent months for a number of reasons tht don't need posting on a public forum, but I hope that normal service will be resuming shortly. Last week saw us on a family jaunt to Newport and Cardiff. As always the Caravan Site at Tredegar was up to the usual standard,... Continue Reading →

Half Term in Shropshire

Last week was half term so we took the caravan away to Shropshire; staying at the Camping and Caravanning Club site in Oswestry (though the site is midway between Oswestry and Shrewsbury). As C&CC sites go it is one of the better ones. Pitch with a view and decent amenities block. The site boasts that... Continue Reading →

Holiday France 2010

Having returned from our holiday in France I decided to blog about what we got up to before normal service is resumed.   Outward journey: Uneventful drive to Eurotunnel crossing; we arrived early and were able to get on an earlier train. Personally I prefer the ferry but Eurotunnel can be paid for with Tesco... Continue Reading →

Walking on sunshine

May half term saw us take the caravan to Haltwhistle, giving plenty of opportunity to visit parts of Hadrian’s wall. The weather was great which made it easier getting out and about. Haltwhistle is a good place to stay because it is part way along the wall, enabling us to visit Housesteads & Birdoswald Roman... Continue Reading →

Warm at Easter

We’ve stayed at the Black Horse Farm Caravan Club site before on our way to or from France; this time we stayed for a few days after Easter. During which time we visited Dover Castle and War time tunnels (a fascinating day out) and walked out along the white cliffs to the old Dover light... Continue Reading →

Cold in Birmingham

I post occasional entries about where we get to on holiday so thought I would post a view site reviews. First our Feb half term trip earlier in the year when it snowed!   We stayed at the Chapel Lane Caravan Club site near Birmingham; a site to the usual high standards with lots of... Continue Reading →

Caravan to Mablethorpe

Last week we spent part of half term in the caravan at Mablethorpe.The Camping and Caravan Club site is just to the south west of the town. A pleasant site, with fields on three sides it has a nice relaxed feel. Like many C&CC club sites the wash facilities are ok when the weather is... Continue Reading →

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