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By keef and annie hellinger, Dec 11 2020 06:13PM

Created to enable one to download the complete set of Blogs as an offline PDF so one can read it all at ones leisure wherever one wants without the need for a broadband / wifi service i.e no need to be online


Go directly to the new page on the site to get that download HERE


Feb 2021: All images from Blogs 68-145 now available in responsive code, click HERE



By keef and annie hellinger, Dec 4 2020 07:29AM

A new BLOG TYPE indexing structure has been added to the site to enable you to use both a TAG cloud map and searches via Travel, Hints & Tips, Campsites, Recommended and Other , which features mostly Blogs by UK countries & England's counties


To go directly to the TAG Word Cloud CLICK HERE, you can then download the associated file and use it to click on the words in the cloud to go directly to all the blogs associated with that word, have fun, it is secure and fully tested


To go to the new BLOG TYPE and its associated drop down of menus or just click on the images shown under Blog Type just CLICK HERE, enjoy and thanks for looking motorhomers or should I say motorhomies #smile


Note we first mentioned doing this back in Nov 2017 under BLOG 121 , i.e its only taken 3 years to achive, "good things come to those that wait" #smile



Word Cloud Map - You can click on each tag to see associated Blogs
Word Cloud Map - You can click on each tag to see associated Blogs

By keef and annie hellinger, Nov 10 2020 09:33AM

Just in time before Flash vanishes at Dec 2020 I have remastered all our major holiday websites


Motorhome memorabilia and fun


Why not take a look, thanks, just click on the highlighted links below


2007-8 Our Gap Year after work


2010 Across Canada in a Motorhome


2013 Southern Hemisphere, Our 3rd Holiday of a lifetime ;)


2017 Back Downunder with our Good Friends


Enjoy




Quadruple Fun
Quadruple Fun

By keef and annie hellinger, Nov 1 2020 09:39AM

Motorhome trip No 41 : Oct 23rd- 31st 2020


NOTTS->Waterloo Farm , Great Oxendon, Northants & Surrounds ->NOTTS 271 miles


This was our second trip to Waterloo Farm, partly to self isolate and partly to give Craig & family the house to themselves for a bit. It being only our 1st trip away in the van this year, certainly gave it a bit of a run out, being autumn the weather was very mixed but we were able to get out and about every second day.


Packing up the motorhome for touring is a doddle these days, we are experts


Packed the van Thursday and then it was onto the campsite at Great Oxendon village. We had been there before in November 2018, Blog 132 (CLICK HERE to view) with our dear friends Pete & Joy, a very nice site site indeed, views and 3 services , water, leccie and sewage.


It is definitely a fisherman’s paradise with 3 lakes. Spent a bit of time chatting to the guy next to us who caught a huge fish, 17lbs alledgedly oh and it was this big ;)


We walked both ways along the old disused railway track by the site as far in the Great Oxondon direction as the old lengthy tunnel but as we didn’t have a torch decided to stop at that point. Keef legged it up one of the slippery banks to an old bridge which was totally overgrown and surprisingly had a badger’s set in it with soil very deep probably built up since Beeching in the early 60s. There is also a huge badger set along this track nearer the site.


For the first time we also discovered the village of Great Oxondon and Waterloo Cottage Farm shop, amazing cheeses, chutneys, chocolates and pork pies. Cheese wise Godminster (expensive) and Shropshire blue our faves. Apricot and ginger chutney is a must.


So on the days when it wasn’t lashing down we visited amongst others Market Harborough Wharf, Grand Union Canal, Foxton locks, Pitsford water, Husbands Bosworth, Rockingham Castle, Kirby Hall (again), those two not being open to us as had to purchase tickets in advance. Deene Country park, Great Bowden, East Carlton country park (sadly minor damage to bumper grrr!), Cottesbrooke, Clipston, Kelmarsh, Hasselbach, Holdenby House, Althorp (only in passing), The Bringtons (lovely), Welford and the Kilworths, Lamport, Willougby Waveley,Both Peatland Parva&Magna, big names in Leicestershire, Naseby, Roundheads and Cavaliers, New Model Army, Ruperts views, Fairfax's view and we saw churches, farms, Halloween tributes etc etc


All in all a very relaxing 9 days away in our lovely Wendy house. Looking forward to making and drinking the sloe gin, hic!


If you would like to see slideshow of our fun please CLICK HERE, thanks


If you wish to look at our complete set of UK Campsite stays click HERE, thanks

By keef and annie hellinger, Oct 18 2019 03:44AM

Motorhome trip No40 : Oct 14th- 17th 2019


NOTTS->Greetham, Rutland and Surrounds ->NOTTS 247 miles


This was our second trip to Greetham after a failed attempt with Craig and Edie in August because of too much rain.


Having packed last minute stuff we headed off initially to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire where we did the Treasure Trail quiz similar to that which we did in Whitstable. Sadly it was raining so a brolly for our walk around the town and parks was essential. The trail quizzes are a great way to get to know a town better and although we had been through Melton on many occasions it is not a place we really knew. It is a lovely place with many blue plaques celebrating the famous, especially Thomas Cromwell, Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII amongst others. Ye old Pork Pie Shoppe for which Melton is famed allowed us to buy at a reduced price a huge chicken, ham and pork pie, just so yummy!


By the time we got back to the van after our 2 hour quiz it was very dark and what can only be called a dramatic storm, which sadly was to continue for the rest of the day and night causing some rural flooding. Back at the van we had pre made sandwiches and some of our lovely pie.


Then it was onto the campsite at Greetham. Although we have been there before in November 2017, Blog 120 (CLICK HERE to view) we had forgotten how to get to the site as the SatNav coordinates don’t work. Luckily whilst pulled up opposite the Plough Inn Terry from the Camping and Caravan site rang as they wished to close early because of the weather and gave me great directions. It was almost 5pm. We will not forget if and when there is a next time. We were on pitch 25 for 3 nights,in the adult only area. All pitches have all 3 services i.e electrics, drinking water and drain for your grey waste, there is a mixture of grass and hard standing pitches


We went out each day, the weather being slightly better on the Tuesday and much better, indeed some sunshine on the Wednesday and typically full sunshine on the way home on Thursday.


We visited amongst others Apethorpe Palace, Northamptonshire – closed after English Heritage sold it to a French Aristocrat for a snip, Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, Rutland Water, Eyebrook resevoir, the River Eye (very swollen), Lyddington Bede house, Lyddington, Rutland plus lunch at the Old White Hart , yummy and most of the villages in south east Leicestershire, the best of which in our humble opinion are Great Easton, Tur Langham and Carlton Curlieu.


All in all a very relaxing 3 days away in our lovely Wendy house.


If you would like to see the slideshow of our fun please CLICK HERE, thanks


If you wish to look at our complete set of UK Campsite stays click HERE, thanks


UPDATE 2020: if you would like to see the older Blogs for Cambridgeshire, click the TAG, Rutland this TAG, thanks


best chicken ham and pork pie ever
best chicken ham and pork pie ever

Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral