We have just sat and worked out at loose plan of where we will be staying during September.
We dont actually give the keys in till the end of August, but as of the 26th of August - which also happens to be the day we pick up the caravan we will be going for it!
At this stage we wont mention the exact site, for a number of reasons, so that we can give an honest review as we see it, without anyone having prior knowledge, but we will give the rough locations. Also during September we will be spending two weekends at steam shows. This is free camping for us, so a good saving on fees!
26th/27th Aug. A small site near to Shaftesbury, Dorset.
28th Aug. A small field at the back of Mikki's brothers house as its his 50th birthday party! Near Bucklers Hard - New Forest
29th Aug. A small site near New Milton as its Mikki's daughters birthday bbq!
30th Aug - 9th Sept A small site near Three Legged Cross Hampshire, edge of the New Forest. (our first long stop) well 10 nights!
10th Sept - 12th Sept Harmans Cross Steam Show near Swanage.
13th Sept - 15th Sept A small site near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
16th Sept - 18th Sept Berwick St John Steam Show near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
19th Sept - 23rd Sept A small site near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
24th Sept - 26th Sept a small site near New Milton & Milford, (near the sea)!
Then back to the Ringwood area, we have a few sites in mind, depending on budget we may splash out on a rather nice site we have heard about!
A total of 7 nights free camping as we are staying on the shows, a good saving to be had, we will then find out how good the leisure battery is!
On a different subject, the sale of the furniture is getting there, our sofa goes on saturday, our bed has gone! now sleeping on the mattress on the floor, bedside tables, dressing tables, mirrors - all gone. Kitchen table sold this morning and we made a profit on it! Pine Settle went out the door this evening and the kitchen now looks bare!
Ive been thinking about what to do with the old caravan, im not sure whether to sell it as it is on ebay, starting at £99.00 and see if it goes, or strip out the fridge, cooker, sink, loo etc and anything else off of it like lights and jockey wheel and sell on ebay and then scrap it. Not sure - Any ideas welcome!
In our rush when buying our new caravan, we didnt think in any great depth about how easy it is to move a twin axle van. So will be contacting the dealership tomorrow to see about a motor-mover, reckon about £1200 should do it, which we could add to the finance - hopefully, still should be under our budget set so should be ok, will also enquire about an awning, personally not that fussed about them as can see them as alot of hard work, but Im sure if I had one, I wouldnt want to be without it!
Where is all the time going? Its nearly the middle of the month, and we have two weekends left here!
We still seem to have a laid back approach to packing, but Im sure it will go into warp drive any day soon! (Im not looking forward to it)!
Till next time....