Friday 5th May : Sunday 6th May
It is Thursday 4th May, my day off, and I have just picked up Zygie from Haynes Garage outside Salisbury at Lopcombe Corner. This garage does a lot of work on small commercial vehicles and motorhomes so I felt she had been left in good hands. They have fitted new front running lights, rear side mounted lights, upgraded the reversing lights and beefed up the pathetically weak horn. Pleased with what I saw I drove Zygie back to the farm to prepare for our trip away.
New Forest – Friday 17th March : Sunday 19th March
Last Christmas we were given a camping site voucher from my daughter. This was for use at one of the New Forest camp sites. and with improving weather on the horizon we chose this w/e to try it out. Now I have crossed the New Forest many, many times in a car (most recently for Fords), tramped over parts of it with schools teams on their DoE but never actually camped there. This then was going to be something new for us both.
Up North – Monday 20th Feb : Friday 24th Feb
Over the Christmas period I had discussed with Kaz my thoughts of visiting my family Up North (sister and cousins). Wanting to do this early in the year the end of February seemed a good time with the weather getting better, hopefully!
Vinyl day – Salisbury 15th December 2016
I had planned to call into Signs in Motion on Tuesday but the weather was not too kind. So today (Thursday), was the next available likely looking one, according to BBC Weather for Salisbury!
As it proved correct I drove up to the farm to collect Zygie with The Boys. Of course they had to have a quick morning runaround and Brandy actually got stuck into digging (of a sort) for the first time that I have ever seen. Well actually he stuffed his nose into a hole and sniffed, snorted and growled a lot. Whisky was totally unimpressed and plodded on along the track alone. Continue reading
Us Boys and NO fireworks!
T, “The Boss”, was home early so Brandy and I guessed something was afoot (or apaw). Usually this means he is off to the pub with his mate (Al) next door but not this time! We had seen K pack some getaway bags in the morning but they had not moved from the bedroom floor Well what was all that about. T was like a whirlwind. I watched him put some clothes into the same bag and take it down stairs. He packed his “Man Bag” with his laptop and iPad and other bits and bobs. He went off outside with all this then came back sat down and had a coffee, were we going somewhere or not? B is more laid back at these moments and was just flaked out on the sofa, not bothered.
We hate Fire Works!
Yesterday afternoon we went for a walk and run around the woods in Wilton about 5 miles away. T had finished early from the garage and off we went in Vicky. He often talks to us on these walks and it was then we heard that we were all going off in Zygie this weekend to get away from the bangs! Whisky and I don’t like fireworks and there are a lot going off at this time of the year. Continue reading
Half Term Break, 23rd – 27th October 2016
We arrived at the Somerset Arms, Semington just before 6pm. This is another Brit Stop that we intended using for the Sunday night on our way up to Hereford. This pub is not very far from where we live and after this visit we will use it again.
NEC weekend – 15th – 16th November 2016
While The Boys had a holiday weekend with our neighbours we went off in Zygie to the Motorhome show at the NEC Birmingham.
During the Friday I had taken The Boys for a long walk up by the farm and had also loaded up Zygie. Picking up Kaz from work we drove up to the Hare and Hounds on the Fosse Way which we were using as a Brit Stop.
Warranty work – October 2016
When we purchased Zygie from Somerset Motorhome Centre we discussed body work and other bits that needed to be undertaken before the final handover four weeks hence.
It was therefore very disappointing to find that when we came to pick up Zygie, only two days before our departure to France, that this was work was not fully completed. We could not delay our holiday so we decided that we would book him in for this to be done after we returned from France.