My Diary and what I have been up to


We travelled up to the Peterborough Motorhome show and had a great time there with our friends but of coarse I have found a brilliant new (to me ) motorhome.

It was parked in the show area right by the side of our camping area and I have always wanted a  Autosleeper but this was a rare one a Anniversary Clubman. I walked round her and sat inside and I adored her.

I walked away from her that Thursday night but went back Friday and she was still there.

I bumped into a friends cousin and funny enough they were looking at her so I gave them until midday and they hadn’t bought her so that was it I said to Ray I really want her.

We got a good deal on ours and I’m the proud owner of a Clubman which we will pick up on Tuesday from Portsmouth.

my new clubman

my new kitchen

lots of cupboard space

We looked around the show in the day time and at night we saw the shows that are laid on all this was very entertaining and a great time was had by all.

On the Sunday we had to leave as we had been invited to the Swift Factory in East Yorkshire so as a few of my friends were invited I travelled up North and settled into a camp site for the night.

We decided to walk into the village with the dog and as we did so a young girl with 2 frisky Golden Retrievers was on the opposite side of the road when all of a sudden they bolted over the road dragging the girl as she just could not control them and they grabbed my dogs legs in their mouth and knocked Ray and myself to the floor. I have never known that breed to so aggressive and it was a shock.

There we were laying in the muddy road and trying to save our dog at the same time.

The girl just didn’t care less and manged to drag them off.

A man who had been passing on a bike helped us and made sure we were OK and lucky enough a car hadn’t come along or it all could have been a worse scene.

So covered in mud we went back to the camping site and cleaned ourselves up.

We had a great night in the sites lounge area and my friends and I talked the night away.

The next day was spent at the Factory looking at how they build motorhomes which was fascinating and then we sat down with the design team and gave our views of what was right and what was wrong with Swift Motorhomes from a woman’s point of view.

It was a very lovely day and I was on top of the world having enjoyed the fuss they made of me there.

The evening was spent once again in the camp lounge area and we had a laugh there until midnight.

The next day we ll went our separate ways except us and my friend’s Norman and Sandra,as they had invited us to stay on their drive and he invited the widow of Peter (I had spoken of his death last year on my blog) over to meet us so we stopped on the way for me to buy a bunch of flowers for her.

We all went out to a country pub and had a lovely meal and a long chat.

Back at the house we carried on over a coffee until it was time to turn in as we were shattered.

I loved sleeping on the drive it was really very weird and then we left this morning said our goodbyes and set off for home.

Coming past a RAF Station on the A1 a Tornado flew across the road and landed in the airfield –oh magic!!!!

I had a phone call from my youngest son this evening and he has paid me a great compliment by saying “Mum you are just great and really doing so well” now how cool is that.

I said it really is how you fight this nasty and I’m not going to give in lightly and I will still have all the things I want–I have a wish list but things keep happening that I have not wished for but are the most magical and the friends I have been with from Motorhome Facts Forum and Swift –Andy and Hazel and the team and Russel sent his love all this goes to making my life so wonderful.

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