Peoples attitudes to things they neither understand, nor have dealings with on a regular basis always manage to amaze me, with their lack of judgement and jumping to conclusions making problems where there are none.
I am referring to the 28 day rule, which means that you can stay with the site owners consent on a campsite for 28 consecutive days, at which point you must vacate for at least 48 hrs.
Some sites have a 21 day rule, so obviously this would come into force at the designated time.
Now, one of the reasons why this blog is in place is to show people, that you can legally and I'm now going to say this again "LEGALLY" for the designated period as mentioned above stay on site with the owners consent.
It doesn't matter that you are on holiday, doing the grand tour of the UK, retired or like us, working and not sponging off the Government either by asking to be housed or by claiming benefits!
We have clearly demonstrated over the last 12 months that it is possible to do, and to be honest with the minimal amount of fuss or hassle.
This blog is designed to tell it how it really is, to show how we do things, which may not be technically right, but it works for us, and if it doesn't we tell all.
I've also tried throughout this blog to show that we act responsibly, care for the environment that we live in and leave such a small carbon foot print that it is negligible. And at all times remain within the rules, regulations and laws that are laid down clearly for all to see.
So imagine my horror when I heard through the grape vine that we have been spoken about as breaking the rules and regulations!
This I found extremely upsetting and my initial reaction is to stop publicly blogging.
We are doing nothing wrong! Or are we? Maybe in some peoples eyes we are? We have nothing to hide, and I'm sure you will agree that we are open, possibly to open. Anyone who has ever emailed us for advice has always got a straight answer.
I am mystified over all of this, and it leaves me feeling somewhat sad to say the least.
I am now unsure as to whether to carry on publicly blogging or not, your views on this would be most welcome!