After my last blog, Sarah and I headed off to Hook aboard Thunderbird 2 to see Sarah’s friends Indira and Karen (who have put up with her for many years)!! Well it was raining and we donned jackets and waterproofs for the 25 minute journey. To be honest, we didn’t get as wet as I expected- brilliant weather protection from Mr Honda. We spent a lovely couple of hours catching up!
Upon our return to the motorhome, we prepared dinner and had another brilliant night gassing with James and Katherine, ensuring that we didn’t have another really late night as we were driving next day and James had an early morning appointment.
Katherine & I walking the dogs the previous day.
Rockydog and his mate, Oscar
Our neighbour – we were staying on a working farm.
In the morning, having sorted ourselves out, we gave Katherine a quick hand to dismantle their awning ( as they were relocating) and we headed off in the direction of Birmingham and the Caravan & Motorhome show at the NEC .
We arrived at the NEC at lunchtime but decided to eat ‘on board’ prior to entering the venue hungry and spending money on overpriced, underrated nosh!
We had a pleasant afternoon ‘tyre kicking’ and caught up with a few friends and faces whilst there. We left the show about 5 heading for Stone, near Stafford and the Blacklake Inn – a pub with a caravan site attached. We have stayed there previously and the food is fabulous & fantastic value. Sally sat Nav gave us 1 hr travelling time but we opted to use our map. Time taken 1:45hrs. Maybe we should trust Sally more.
We had a table booked for 19:45hrs and enjoyed our meal & a couple of beers before returning to the van and snuggling down in bed, watching UK TV (bliss).
That ain’t no lady, that’s my wife😊
Friday saw us northbound on the M6 with Mrs Mac taking the wheel for a 1.5 hour stint. We arrived home about 16:30 hrs and the evening was spent emptying the van and finished off with a Chinese takeaway.
Saturday morning saw a return to normality with me away to Parkrun followed by a walk in Dechmont woods with Mrs Mac and Rockydog. Autumn is well and truly here, beautiful colours in the woods and a cloak of leaves for us to kick our way through!
Views from our Saturday morning dog walk
This will be my last blog for a while, but those of you ‘signed up’ will no doubt wake up to a nice surprise when I scribe again in the future.
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