Saturday, 12 March 2011

Old Awning Down New Awning Up! And Planning The Future!

As we are moving tomorrow, we took down the large awning, but before we could do that we had to empty it of 28 days of accumulated junk!

It really is amazing how much you can manage to horde over such a short period of time! I put my hands up though as its all me! Ive a fair bit of stock which is boxed up and ready to be dealt with as soon as Ive got a spare day!

Monday Im up in Shaston, then Tuesday we move back here again so thats Tuesday wiped out more or less. Wednesday Im down in Bournemouth then I dont think Im anywhere until the Monday!

We went up to see the site owners this afternoon and booked in all our days either side of the shows through out the summer:

Our plans for the summer look something like this:

Sunday 13th - Monday 14th March - 2 nights at a little site just down the road, (Ill do a review once we have left)!

Tuesday 14th - Monday 18th April - 28 days Silverwoods Farm Three Legged Cross

Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 27th April - 9 days - To Be Confirmed.

Thursday 28th - Monday 2nd May - 5 nights Abbey Hill Vintage Rally (free camping)

Tuesday 3rd - Wednesday 18th May - 16 nights Silverwoods Farm

Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd May - 4 nights Three Okefords Preservation Society (free camping)

Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th May - 3 nights Silverwoods

Friday 27th - Monday 30th May - 4 nights Selwood Steam Vintage Rally (free camping)

Tuesday 31st - Thursday 9th June - 10 nights Silverwoods

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June - 3 nights West Bay Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 13th - Thursday 16th June - 4 nights Silverwoods

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June - 3 nights Bournemouth Preservation Society Vintage Rally (free camping) Or Royal Signals Association Renunion Blandford

Monday 20th - Thursday 30th June - 11 nights Silverwoods

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July - 3 nights Mosterton Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 4th - Thursday 14th July - 11 nights Silverwoods

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th July - 3 nights Portland Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th July - 3 nights Silverwods

Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July - 4 nights Netley Marsh Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 25th - Thursday 4th August - 11 nights Silverwoods

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August - 3 nights Norton Fitzwarren Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 8th - Wednesday 10th August - 3 nights Silverwoods

Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th August - 4 nights Purbeck Vintage Rally (free camping)

Monday 15th - Wednesday 7th September - 24 nights Silverwoods

Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September - 4 nights Harmans Cross Vintage Steam Weekend (free camping)

Monday 12th - Sunday 9th October - 28 nights Silverwoods

Wow, now that its all down, thats a few moves! Cant wait!!!!!!

Scarey thing is though that it takes us up to the 9th October! Of course we may add another show or even have the odd weekend away somewhere, so it could change!

As I said, we took the awning down today, so that there is less to do tomorrow. But we thought that we would try out the new awning that we bought from the NEC a couple of weekends ago. It only has 3 poles so fairly straight forward to put together.

It didnt take us long to put up and all though its tiny compared with our full size awning its big enough to have two chairs, our table and the cadac stored in it. So, all in all very happy with it, and it looks ok, just seems a bit strange as we are used to having so much extra space outside!

We talked about having it up on the other side of the van when we are in one place long enough to have the large awning up. This then will become my temporary office!
"M" trying out her new smoking room!
Doors either side and one to the front!
Tiny on our van
China is not camera shy!
With all those moves, I cant see the large awning going up very often!

"M" has nipped out for fish and chips, a small reward for taking down the awning and putting up another one!

Im looking forward to going to our new site tomorrow, I like being here but a change is also good. Even if it is just for a few days.

I just hope it remains dry, I dont really want to be towed out again!

Heres the roast chicken from yesterday! It tasted just as good as it looks!

Roast chicken cooked on the cadac
It didnt burn, and cooked evenly througout! And, it didnt dry out either. So if you can roast a chicken, you can do more or less anything! The picture was taken half way through cooking.

Well, the next post will be from our new site, so,

Till later...........


  1. Love the summer plans! Sounds exciting! Is the Silverwoods you are talking about in the states? Just wondering, hence the "fish and chips" British term ;)

  2. Hi, Silverwoods is a hideaway campsite in a small place called Three Legged Cross, Dorset, England.

  3. Wow! That is some schedule - look forward to reading all about your travels.