Friday, 14 February 2014

February 2014 And Still In My Caravan!

It's been a while hasn't it!?

Well I am still alive and in exactly the same place, all though I have moved to the other side of the field so that instead of the sunset I now catch any morning sun we may get!

Nothing dramatic has happened in my life, so still plodding on and keeping my head above water and for the most part out of mischief!

It really has been ages since I last blogged so I do feel as if I do owe you all an apology! So sorry!

I guess there have been a few reasons why I've been quiet, but now feel I am in a much better place and I also have a laptop!

Trying to blog from my phone was a bit of a nightmare.

For those of you reading from abroad, here in the UK we have been hit recently and as I type with continual storms of epic proportions. It really has been bad. Luckily here in the New Forest we have not had the floods but living on the South Coast the wind has been horrific.

The caravan which just to remind you all is a Lunar Lexon 640 is holding up well. She is currently facing South which is just as well as if she was side on she may well of been over by now. The field I am in is a little exposed to say the least!

It is also a bit wet under foot, the entrance to the field is currently approx 6 inches under water so I have to walk up to the caravan. It's a lot drier up this end of the field, just a bit squelchy!

Work wise I'm still "On The Buses" and mostly still enjoying it. Odd days when there is nothing but problems but you can get that in any job.
My departure date for my Lands End - John O'Groats - Lands End challenge is fast approaching and I have now completed the trials I wanted to do before I set off. Some final last minute adjustments and it will be all systems go!

Looking forward to it but I'm under no illusion that it will probably half kill me!

Anyway, enough waffle, if I survive the expected 80mph winds tonight you will hear from me soon.

Till later....

P.S. Thankyou to all of you that have stuck by me whilst I have had a bit of time out - and to all those of you that are new - welcome!!!!


  1. Nice to read a new post Jools and glad you're doing okay. Looking forward to reading of your Lands End/John O'Groats challenge, hope it goes okay and good luck :)

  2. How lovely to see you again, glad you are doing ok. We have been staying in Southsea for the winter months, not a great site to be honest, but cheap - very handy whilst we have had intermittent work since September! We have now secured summer campsite work in Wareham, which will start mid-March, just after our holiday, so a positive note from us. The campsite here is not holding up too badly (considering it is so close to the sea) It is (and always is) flooded in parts but the grass is quite free-draining, although it is getting very boggy now which is not good as we have to move the motorhome next week. I often wonder if the movement is worse in caravan or motorhome, it seems that our suspension makes it feel quite bad, but after 2 years of 'permanent residency' in the 'van I am getting used to the movement more. Stay safe, and look forward to hearing about your future adventures and plans.

  3. Glad you're doing ok and still all in one piece. We had high winds in Portugal a couple of weeks ago but nothing like as much as back in the UK.

  4. I can sympathise with the storms. Currently as I am writing its pouring down and very strong winds. Our view out the front windows is the flooded levels.