Sunday, 18 April 2021


It has been a long time, far far too long, since I went away in the campervan. 2019 to be precise. Yes I could have had a trip last summer between lockdowns (and many people did) but for me it was not the right thing to do. It will be a long time before I forget a day out in the car last summer when I drove around the Newlands Valley and Honister areas and found them absolutely rammed - chock full of people, badly parked cars and litter - and it wasn't even a Bank Holiday weekend. Van trips are about getting away from the masses and being quiet and it did not feel as if that was going to be possible, so rightly or wrongly I stayed at home.

Today that all changes. Since the beginning of the year Bill has been treated to an MOT, a Habitation Service, a full valet and more recently, four new tyres. And by the time you read this I will be heading down the M6 for three nights of bird watching and bugger-all-else.

Slightly apprehensive, not about the Covid situation but about how much I will have forgotten! Looking at other blogs I see I am not the only one taking smallish "toe-dipping" trips before embarking on a longer journey.

Wish us luck 😊


  1. Enjoy, I hope you find your peaceful place.

  2. Enjoy your trip. And I hope the only crowds you encounter are of the feathered kind. X

  3. I'm sure you'll be fine Jayne. Enjoy your trip, I hope you get lots of peace and quiet and find lots of feathered friends :)

  4. Enjoy your break away Jayne, I hope it is the nice relaxing time you are hoping for.

  5. Can I come, too? Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enjoy to its fullest.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful time, everywhere seems nice and quiet today after the rush of the first out of lockdown weekend is over so you have most likely picked the perfect time to go. Enjoy. xx


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