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Staycation - Painters Farm

sunny 8 °C

Once Claire had finished her 10-12pm stint volunteering on the Guide Dogs
stand I picked her up with Reggie along for the ride.

First stop was Bitzer pet shop in Hythe to buy a licky-mat. Although he was
very good last weekend on the test run to Dungeness this would be a little
longer - a night away! Gulp.

Once home we packed Van with stuff for us and our new low-power kettle and
toaster! We left the Tassimo at home.

The drive up gave me the chance to test the Copilot app. As I might have
said before the search isn't as good as Google Maps. In the end I managed
to press on the screen to create a waypoint at the site.

Once on the M20 it stopped working. It lasted us about 6 miles.

Luckily we knew most of the way and followed sign posts. A rather hair
raising drive along a narrow road. Luckily nothing came the other way.

On arrival we were met by the hosts Simon and Karen. Very nice and

We parked up under a tree alongside the electric hook-up. First job to
connect to get the fridge operating on 230 volts and not the 12 volts of
the leisure battery.


Reggie had been perfect all the way. He seems fully relaxed. That is
something less to worry about.

I connected the power... Time for tea? The kettle was dead. The microwave
was dead...


I checked I had connected both ends. Yes.

Flick switches on the master board. Nothing. Suki (aka Claire) suggested
trying a different socket outside. There are two.


Power. On. The sockets work. The water heater works. The space heater

Once Reggie had been for his walk and had his dinner, we ate the two non
Slimming World approved doughnuts from the Independent Baker in Hythe,
washed down with a tea and a coffee for me.

We settled down for a read and all too quickly it was time to head out to
the pub nearby. Of course it is a Shepherd Neame house. The brewery
is only six miles away. We had a table booked for 6.15pm. A beer for me
and a diet coke for Claire. Dinner was really nice and well cooked.

After dinner we went back to the Van. The heating was back on. The
projected temp overnight is -1 °C to 1 °C!!!!

So far we have had a great first day on our Staycation!





P.S. The line lengths are a bit dodgy as this entry was emailed from a phone. I will sort it when I have my laptop.

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:05 Archived in England

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