alone in faro

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  1. mutley 150

    mutley 150 Funster

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    Long story but have found myself alone with a massive autotrail motorhome. Managin ok and got it from Espinho to Faro in one piece. I did slam into a toll booth with my mirror and nearly gave the bloke a heart attack but other than that we made it. I am travelling with my little bichon frise. I have decided to stay here over christmas and into January. My daughter is flying in at weekend for a few days and some friends are flying over in January. I am hoping to resolve the issues that have left me in this position but in the meantime I could do with some help and advice about places to go, things to do to keep my mind occupied. I read a lot and love the beach, Drink far too much coffee and smoke a lot when I'm stressed. I am travelling until April hopefully then returning to uk as I cater at Glastonbury Festival. I am 51 and quite shy so this is difficult for me. Taking my daughters advice though and using the link she gave me. She is determined I keep travelling as I have owned and run a small pub for 15 years and this was always my dream once I sold it.
     

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  2. Chris

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    Hi Mutley.

    I used to have a Labrador puppy named after you
     
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    :xThumb:Welcome!! You've come to the right site for help and support! Your daughters has given good advice - make the most of what life chucks at you! Might as well be in the sunshine!
     
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    :xThumb::welc:Hello Mutley you won't be alone for long there is always someone to talk to on here and have FUN.
    Enjoy yourself good luck:party:
     
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  5. mutley 150

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    I call my dog mutley. Her name is neva because I said I would never have another dog after my last one.
     
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence. I feel better already. My nagging daughter is skyping shortly to make sure I have followed through on her instructions!!! At least I've got some good news for her now. The distraction of this site alone is very very helpful. Thanks. I am so surprised by the speedy responses, you have all boosted my spirits no end.
     
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    welcome, make the most of your opportunities. Know you are shy, but having run a pub for years imagine you are used to speaking to strangers, speak to everyone on site, even if only a 'hi' . dogs are a great help for meeting new people too.
    Any problems, just ask another motorhomer, or camper or caravanner, most in this lifestyle are friendly and helpful.
     
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    Hi and Welcome to the Fun. There are lots of single women on the forum and there is a special group for singles on here too. We're having a women's meet between April 18th and 22nd at Rutland Water if that is of interest to you. This is a friendly forum and you'll get loads of encouragement . Just keep asking and be patient with the ones who divert the thread ... it's all part of the fun. Mags
     
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    Welcome - there are Funsters on the forum almost 24 hours a day so you are are never really alone so long as you have wifi ! :xThumb: Lots overwinter & some live in Portugal so hopefully they will come along shortly with some tips about best places to stay/visit & where you might bump into other like-minded folk. :xsmile:
     
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    Its sounds a bit strange that I say I'm shy but ran a pub for 15 years. I suppose I find comfort in familiarity. Well out of my comfort zone now but it will be good for me I know that much. Achieving lots of firsts on a daily basis now!!! I suppose in at the deep end is the best way forward. I love the travelling, love the places I have seen already and love the lifestyle!!! So just gotta get on with it and that's what I'm going to do!!!! Thanks everyone.
     
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    Welcome to fun :xsmile:you will always find someone who can assist with a query or a problem no matter what it is ...never be frightened of asking:xThumb:
     
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    I am in Portimao at the moment (I was at Faro airport yesterday after a weekend in London).

    There are many super places to visit in this country.

    Not sure exactly where I will be because I like to move around but if I get over that way (and if the love of my life, Princess Frankie, aka Yodeli, gives me permission), I could show you some places on your map that I like...

    If you want to meet and chat with other motorhomers, I do know a few, given that I have been here at winter time for several years.

    JJ :xcool:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Enjoy your journey and your travels.
     
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    Hi Mutley, you are so very welcome my dear, but by the looks of your Forum Name colour (green) you still have to cough up your £15 to join proper, or you'll become a read only funster.

    You will also get your money back in free advice from the many real experts that regularly give out advice on Legal requirements, Ferries, Tunnel, Food, itinerary, Aires, Myths, Financial, Electrical, parts sourcing, modifications, Fault Finding, the list is enormous. I haven't even mentioned the informal meets as well as the Fun gatherings at fabulous venues all over the country / Continent / World.

    The leadership is brilliantly loose, leaving the vast rabble/collection of members to self monitor our behaviour and attitude.

    Very infrequently does it necessitate the boss's intervention, it is to say the least a very friendly bunch of folk with a sprinkling of plonkers thrown in to keep it jolly, but enough of @old-mo , @JJ and myself, welcome to the nut house.
     
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    Hello & welcome

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Hi there and welcome from me (Sue) dog (Phoebe) and motorhome (Thebus) have been traveling alone since end of 2013 and find the forums great fun, plus lots of helpful information. :)
     
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    All paid up and worth every penny already. thanks
     
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    Hi Sue, thanks. That's a massive motorhome in picture, makes me not so fearful of mine now.
     
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    Brilliant; I hate to think of our leader having to "Go Without".
     
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    And you've drastically improved Jim's ( he who is the very centre of the universe ) prospects for Christmas infinitely better. They'll manage some Turkey to go with the stuffing now.
     
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