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Staycation - Fairlight Wood

Another shakedown

With one shakedown over and done with, it has given us a few pointers on what to expect. What we need to pack and what we need to leave behind

The former is actually a longer list than the latter. What we did forget were chairs to sit outside. Maybe if the weather is a little better on the next one, I mean not hovering around freezing once the sun goes down (!), we could use them and also deploy the awning.

We need LPG. I have watched several YouTube videos on filling. It looks easy enough. You just have to find someone stocking LPG or Autogas. There are only 7 places in Kent! I have an app that shows locations. The one I have found locally is a taxi compnay and I need t phone them on Wednesday morning to see if they have any and we can go up there and fill the tanks.

Fairlight isn't that far away either. It's along the A259 west of Rye in East Sussex. It's a Camping and Motorhome Club site. We joined that when we bought the Van. They have loads of sites up and down the UK. It will be our first visit to a club site.


As we are only away one night we probably will only make tea and coffee and then eat our breakfast that we will take with us. Reggie will have his stuff too in the fridge for his dinner and breakfast. So what I intend it to test the gas heating and the cooker to make sure they are all working before we go away to Devon the week after.

I'll also book a table at the nearby dog friendly pub!

Posted by InvictaMoto 22:15 Archived in England Tagged east_sussex dog_friendly fairlight_wood caravan_club Comments (0)

Three Go To Norfolk - Planning

Planning and booking stage

Three? Yes. Me, Claire and Reggie the patador dog.

As the country starts to pull itself out of the Covid pandemic and lockdowns we are hoping that by mid-August we can get a holiday.

Rather than bother with going to foreign climes, we decided to stay in England. I looked for somewhere dog friendly and with an enclosed garden. We decided on Norfolk.

We have thought about the county before and have ended up in Devon. After the 2019 journey to and back from Devon, where we could have been south of Lyon in the same time (!) we have marked the South-West in August as a write-off. At least until I retire when we can go at times when the school aged children are not on holiday! It's the nature of my job I am afraid.

So Norfolk it is. A cottage with enclosed garden and mostly 10/10 reviews. I paid part of the cost with £99 by cashing in some Tesco Clubcard points (£33 in vouchers) and the rest of the deposit on dear old Tesco MasterCard. At least we'll earn some more points to spend as vouchers from that!

Booked through cottages.com on the Tesco Clubcard page.

Just in case we have a problem driving home after possible meetings with relatives I have booked a hotel near Ipswich for the night.

It's also dog friendly and at £38 still quite a bargain. As usual I have used booking.com with the free cancellation and no prepayment option. If we aren't going to use it, then I have to cancel a couple of days before we are booked.


Posted by InvictaMoto 17:06 Archived in England Tagged england norfolk dereham dog_friendly Comments (0)

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