In all her glory

Sunday, 17 April 2011


I'm having a new satellite dish, I'm having a new satellite dish, excited at I, how excited am I...
I've been told it should be here by Good Friday but don't think HI will have time to fit it until after our next trip...
We're off to Saint Nectaire :o)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Val de Loire

We arrived at parc_du_val_de_loire at about 7.15pm, It had been a pleasant drive, not too tiring for me and HI was pleased with the general improvement in my performance... Did comment to HERI about me making a funny noise when in 2nd gear, think he might look out for a newer gearbox for me, that'll be exciting.
The kids had been well behaved but it was sooooo hot that even late at night it was 20C, HERI went into the reception and found our pitch.
 She left HI to get me levelled and comfortable while her and the kids went swimming, the nice owners left the pool open a bit later than usual and they were the first swimmers of the season.  I was plugged in to the leccy and had my awning out and HI was enjoying a drink when they all came back....
HERI was very pleased with my fly screen, said it was lot more private and even made me a bit warmer.
All enjoyed a picnic tea of baguettes and crisps with cake for dessert. Then they left me to have a rest while they went to the play area and bounced on the bouncy castles.  My outside LED light worked a treat and they found their way home ok.
HERI seemed to have finished off a bottle of Kriter and was quite merry by the time she got to bed, the kids went straight to sleep and HERI fell asleep watching good wife....
Morning came, Jacques went on his bike to get the baguette, he had to do 3 journeys the poor love, HERI really needs to make a baguette bag for him, his rucksack is just too short to fit in a full Pain, he was very proud of himself and posed for pictures, don't think he's got much road sense though, hope another van doesn't run him over....

 Lovely sunny and hot day so it was decided they'd go swimming and play table tennis, leaving me to have a sleep in the sun, to be honest with you it was nice to have a bit of piece and quiet, I'm not really used to being woken up so early and they were jumping around getting their swimming costumes on.

Doesn't the pool look lovely, after swimming all morning, they'd worked up a hunger, so out came the cadac and aperitifs.... I burn't my table abit because they forgot to put the cadac legs up ;o( but they should remember for next time.  BBQ with Jacques's pain and salad.

More trips to the play area, bar and HERI went for a swim with Jacques late in the evening while Amelia had a nap, she'd been a bit grotty with a cold and was exhausted poor love.

 As it was the last night, I was all packed up, tidied up and awning put away, just left plugged in while they went out for their last night of play was very dark and the kids were too much excited about being allowed out so late in the evening.

Here's a picture of Jacques on the Sunday morning at 8.30am,

and one of Amelia just waking up....

HI had popped to the loo and bought croissants for breakfast, have you seen the mess they make on a floor, Crumbs everywhere, not what I like, they swept me out though before we left so that was great and rubbish was emptied and recycling done.

We were back on the road by about 9.15 and just as well because the weather had taken a turn and it looked a bit miserable and damp.

Arrived home after a brief stop to empty my waste tanks at about 12.30 so I was unpacked, cleaned out again and ready for a long rest by lunchtime :o)

Friday, 8 April 2011

Just a quickie

Just a quickie cos herI is running in and out trying to pack me up,
the excitement of today WE'RE GOING ON VACANCES....
A weekend trip to the Loire Valley, we're off to Parc du Val de Loire indoor pool and lots of things for the kids to do plus a good test run for me.
They were saying we might go to a chateau a few km's away but her indoors looks like she could do with a rest so if the weathers good I think I should stay on my chocs and stay put
Time to test out my wifi aerial too as theres wifi at the bar, wonder if I can reach it from the pitch
Ok time to get some water onboard....

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Cruising to Celon

Yesterday I got all excited when I had visitors (Her indoors mum and dad) but it was only to see what my new LED lights were like :o( 
I kept thinking they weren't going to ever take me out, then HI started me up, I puffed a little tiny bit but then I was cold and haven't been run since my bits were replaced, can't blame me. Then he drove me around the block, it felt good to have a good stretch, seem to be going a bit quicker too and my wobbles are much better, just a little bit on my wheel when I'm clocking up to 60. He took me home and parked me up

THEN.... excitement of excitement, the kids got in and put their seatbelts on... what did it mean, we were going out. I had my cupboards checked and they wrote on a list that I have to have one of my catches replaced.  Then the gates opened and HerI came with a bag of sarnies, crisps and coke. I was told we were going for an evening drive and picnic to test me out. On best behaviour I cruised to Celon, it's about 15kms and the national road. I really enjoyed the drive, they all seemed really happy and we stopped in a parking area beside a football pitch. There is an aire there but we didn't need it because I didn't need filling up with water or electricity

HerI got the sarnies out and the kids played outside while the adults were inside, writing lists and eating. Was a beautiful little spot and we watched the sunset. HerI drove me home and was surprised at how smooth I drove, what did she expect most of my steering has been replaced.  HI realised we'd lost one of my new wheel trims so I'm upset about that, perhaps they can go look for it tomorrow.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Will honking my horn work

Am just about to settle down for the night, am a bit upset as HI hasn't been to finish fitting my sump back on, I'm getting a draft down there if you know what I mean :o(

He did repair my diff yesterday with, would you believe it a can from tonic water !!!
he had to cut them out and pack them in (shimming) is the technical word... I'd have preferred to have coke or fanta, but slimline had to do :o(

I'm getting cold now and they haven't put my external screen/window covers on.... think i'll get damp spots inside, serve them right too it would !!!
My tyres still aren't on and I'm resting on pieces of tree trunk, can feel them creaking beneath me, least the weather forecast is great for next week, I'll be able to heat up nicely and flex my body

If I honk my horn do you think they'll come and put my protectors on and make sure i'm nice and warm.

Friday, 1 April 2011

New outside socket

HI went to caravaning-limousin 
to pick up my new 12v/220v/tv aerial socket but while she was there, she looked at some *whispers* New motorhomes... I was really worried they were going to put me in *shudder* PART EX.......
but luckily when she came home, she said that they were lovely new vans but not suitable with the kids and not enough room to walk about, I can tell you now, I breathed a big sigh of relief, I like my new family and want to take them on lots of new adventures, they are being so good to me and I know I can take care of them and show them lots of lovely places