Happy travels Jackie P

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  1. davanne

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    I believe @JackieP starts her new solo adventure today ...hope you have a wonderful trip Jackie keep us all informed how you are getting on(y)
     
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    Yes please do a blog. Safe travels. :)
     
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    Good Luck JP have a great time and stay safe ;);)
     
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    wishing you happy, fun, exciting days to come and safe travels.. :)
     
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    May the roads you travel the people you meet the places you stay give you a good start to your new adventure. :Smile:
     
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    Good luck Jackie. Travel safe and keep your eyes open for interesting fellow travellers. Looking forward to hearing of your adventures.
     
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    Thank you so much. I am sitting here on the prom in Douglas and will be heading for the boat in half an hour. All my pals have come and gone and I've just said goodbye to Mr P. Although we've separated he's still my best mate and saying goodbye was tough. I really am on my own now.

    But the sun has come out, I've been for a lovely walk on the beach with Dugal and the bloody Chinese Sat Nav that hasn't worked since I got it is now working perfectly so it's all good.

    I'm not sure how much access to the internet I will have over the next 365 days but will be sure to look in when I do find it.

    Thank you for creating this thread davanne. It's given my wee heart the lift it needed.
     
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  8. davanne

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    Hope you have a good crossing from the Isle of Man and a peaceful night in Liverpool
     
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    I hope all goes well......as I am also now alone (lost my Husband in July) I know motorhoming is a world I know, but will now be a completely different world to the one I knew. Well done on continuing x
     
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    We certainly aren't....and things we felt we would have for years are so easily changed in a few moments.
     
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    Well if you need some girly moment and a good chat, and a drink(or 2 or 3 as Mo would say) I hope you know you are most welcome at my place in Balma.
    You'll have Wifi and some electricity too , so indeed , just let me know if you want my details ....I'll send them by PM. Also if you want my mobile phone number while in France , no problem at all.

    Whatever your choices are, just enjoy your travels , I'm sure everything will be alright, and you'll meet fabulous people here and there whilst travelling!

    Amicalement

    Frankie;)(y):cool:
     
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  12. Rob and Val

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    Hi, JackieP. We hope you have a wonderful adventure in Europe and return with lots of happy memories. What a lovely offer from Frankie. This forum is so much more than just 'motorhoming'. The people on here are so thoughtful and caring.
     
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    Safe trip JP will be heading down through France/Spain next month with pete and Jan @Leftlegger and now going from home port of Plymouth so maybe will cross paths somewhere happy trails :)
     
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    Best wishes for the start of your new life's journey. Keep safe, will be looking out for that distinctive van. Happy motorhoming, If you see a madwoman in a Mizar, waving like mad, it is probably me.
     
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    Good luck - see you in Morocco?
     
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    Good luck Jackie, safe travels, as above
     
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    First time I have internet and so lovely to read your messages, thank you. Thank you Frankie for your marvellous offer and to TerryL - who knows - I'm still struggling to get my head around the fact that I'm heading over to France next week!

    I've faced lots of challenges already. Despite paying a fortune for a good service and check over, I had the delights of my brand new windscreen wipers falling off on the M6 in the middle of a torrential downpour. Got them back on and the same thing happened five miles down the road. Very very scary and I was all for leaving the van on the hard shoulder and thumbing a lift home when I remembered that the van was home. So much for that idea. Limped into an MOT garage who told me the wipers were the cheapest going (or not going) and he replaced the for me with another brand new set - this time they've stayed on.

    Had a wonderful week at Dovedale in the Peak District on a lovely farm that charged £3 a night - I never knew anyone changed so little. Had to get dug out and towed by a handsome farmer in a red tractor - every cloud and all that.

    It was at Dovedale that I acquired my first injury. I was throwing a green potato out of the door and into the river (yes, I've not idea why either) when I caught my thumb on the door lock, took my nail off and dislocated the joint. This was also the time that I had my first cry. You've no idea how much you do with your right thumb until you get it in a splint. Challenging for sure.

    I noticed that there was a hellish noise of metal on metal when I turned the ignition off and then it began when I turned the ignition on. Another issue.

    I've been at Midland Road Springs for a couple of days getting the leaf springs replaced all round (I would highly recommend MRS for any leaf spring work) and they got out a mechanic to check the noise and he diagnosed a faulty starter motor and then delighted me by saying it was impossible to get a replacement on a van this age. I cried again that night. Just a little.

    But yesterday the boys got her up on the ramp and found that the noise was actually the exhaust that hadn't been secured properly after my local garage replaced it. I don't know if you're picking up a picture of my local garage but I can tell you that I'm getting ready to send them an email and it's not going to be flowers and butterflies.

    Am I enjoying myself? Sometimes yes but I must admit that there have been more challenges than fun times. Do I think it's good for me? Hell yes. it's why I came away, to challenge myself, although I could have done with not quite so many all in the first week.

    I'm pootling down England tomorrow to find some little quiet CL's and Britstops where Dugal can have a good run around and I, can hopefully, have some downtime without incident. Somewhere where I'm hoping the view from the door will be better than this…


    IMG_4525.jpg Hopefully.
     
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  18. davanne

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    Oh Jackie you have not had the best start but things can only get better. Hope you have a good few days rest before you cross into France. I was wondering how you were getting on not thinking you would have so many mechanical woes.
    Keep us up to date on your travels when you get chance.:wink:
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    Safe travels Jackie. Keep us posted on your trip
     
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    Well if you go on that way, you'll definitely need a stop at my place for a big cuddle and a bit of peace of mind (....so she says , and then the very same day both girls and hymers get flooded!!!!:eek::LOL:)!

    We have a saying in French which goes " qui peut le plus , peut le moins" which could be translated by "who ever gets the worst will cope with the best"

    You'll probably have other worries , hopefully after a pause....but it will make you stronger and feel more confident (mind you the thumb nail bit must have really been painful) !

    But I bet all in all this is going to be the best year of your life!

    Amicalement

    Frankie;):cool:
     
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