Today we joined the Caravan Club & The Camping and Caravan Club, both were relatively painless to join, but a number of things struck me, firstly if you dont set up a direct debit they charge you i think it was £7.50 for the Caravan Club and £10.00 for the Camping and Caravan Club. A bit steep!!! Needless to say on our quest for cheap everything we set up direct debits!
Would say one thing though, not sure if its me but the Camping and Caravan Clubs search a site is terrible! And its not accurate! A number of sites that I know of are not on the list and these are well established sites, either that or they are just blagging that they are club sites and displaying the signage without being part of the club!
We will find out shortly as we will be booking our first site in the next couple of days!
We have also said that we will be starting our time in the caravan on the 1st september, we have now brought that forward a few days due to family parties so our first night will be spent deep in the New Forest on Sat 28th August then over New Milton way for the Sun. However this does mean that we dont have the luxury of another weekend to sort the house out!
Time is running out all ready! And we have to re-paint the kitchen and one of the bedrooms!
I put a post up onto ukcampsites.co.uk saying we were going full time in the caravan. We are known on there as bakers-cottage and have been surprised at the comments received so far, I was expecting as you do with forums a certain amount of negativity, but so far, nothing! Could it just be that every one really just wants to go off and live in their vans!?
Also a quick and early thanks for the few people brave enough to watch this blog, guess it goes with watching grass grow and paint dry!
Tomorrow off to do some ebay listing for an antiques dealer, always interesting!
And finally as Ive waffled enough just finished the book I was reading and can thoroughly reccommend it - The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd.