How Was Your Weekend?

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    sorry Peter H, not aimed at you :Rofl1:

    Just thought I would share mine.

    Spoke to a CL on Wednesday as they are only 10 mins from home. Sittuated next to a canal and in very countrified location. Nikki and I decided we would like to go there. We have walked the bitch past there a few times and just thought it looked nice. There is nothing there in terms of the CL, no electric, no this no that just a bit of a field next to a canal and a few bins for rubbish and obviously a poo dump.

    One van looks like it lives there but hey ho live and let live. We spoke to the lady and being as it was a CL begged her to let us stay and decide if we should join the Caravan Club (again) later. She agreed to let us try, and charged us a measly £5 for the priviledge. The idea was we could leave the big lad at home (14 going on 40) looking after the little lad (13) under the supervision of our neighbours and just pick them up at night to spend the night in the van with us. I could also go to the running club on Sunday am (9) drop the whingers I mean lads back at home to get back on there cyborg stuff and keep up my training.

    Quite simply a stunning weekend. Nikki, the Bear and I walked 8 miles along the canal for a stunning pub lunch yesterday, came back and chilled at the van, picked up the kids about 9pm came back to the van, watched a family DVD that made us all laugh so much we fell out of the cab bed.
    Went running with the club this am, got lost and ended up doing 9+miles in record time keeping up with another club runner, walked the bear some more, and now come home to have a nice whiskey and coke followed by a nice family takeaway. :thumb:

    Our motorhome lives are changing and quickly, the lads dont want to come on mankey old weekends away, but are happy for the longer skiing and surfing holidays, fuel is massively expensive meaning we think of staying closer, but the enjoyment of spending both time with the women I love, a few hours with the kids I love, before going on to an exercise I love all whilst pursuing a hobby I love has been fantastic. :thumb:

    So how's your weekend been funsters?

    as good as mine?

    Or as bad as Peter's battery saga?

    Oh and I watched some men in White chasing some green men around a park trying to get an egg off them as well.

    P.S now joining the caravan clun,, did I really say that?
     
  2. Road Runner

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    OK so what the name? should I stay there when up your way?

    BTW weekend OK mowed lawn yesterday.
     
  3. ninjayorkies

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    Mine's been a bit of a letdown. Staying at a site near Maidenhead as I came here for a job interview (only cleaning). Looked like I was the only applicant and everyone kept asking me when I started. Had an email yesterday to say I hadn't got the job because I have dogs. It's a dog friendly site but obviously not that dog friendly :cry: Back to square fliipin one
     
  4. haganap

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    glad your Lawns looking good John, cant tell you about the site because information like that would result in certain death :Rofl1: lol, was going to text you to see if you fancied bringing the van over. In Hassal Green is the place

    No not the dogs chuck, must be the red hair :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Im sure you will find something soon. :thumb:
     
  5. paulus the woodgnome

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    great weekend thanks
    left home fri afternoon
    stopped at the big blue fish bar near ollerton and had fish chips and peas for tea
    arrived at clumber park caravan club site and had a couple of beers
    chilled out and watched comic releif
    sat went for a six mile walk round the lake and visitor facilites
    listed to the footy and watched the telly
    cooked breakfast on the safari chef both days
    came home today
    only half an hour from home but could have been a million
    one caravan owner as he emptied his waste says is it worth it for a weekend
    CAUSE IT IS
    no mobile phone signal great

    chatsworth two weeks ago Germany for a week in April

    cant beat it sitting in the sun cooking tha bacon
    JUST NEED TO RETIRE NOW BUT THAT IS MANY YEARS OFF
     
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    Absolutely wonderful, wall to wall sun, shorts only weather temp in the van 28' and its been like that for days. I'm in heaven.

    Doug...
     
  7. ninjayorkies

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    [QUOTE No not the dogs chuck, must be the red hair :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Im sure you will find something soon. :thumb:[/QUOTE]

    Could be the hair. He mentioned the dogs as soon as I sat down but the other cleaners have a dog? Go figure. In a really nice area too - gutted :cry:
     
  8. thehutchies

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    We've just started two weeks on a cHaven site.

    We've already been swimming a couple of times, been for a picnic on the beach in the rain :thumb: , been mortified by hundreds of obscenely-dressed young girls here for a dance competition :Eeek: , cooked some fantastic food and chatted with some lovely families.

    Now it's long days ahead of free swimming lessons, craft sessions, archery, fencing (with swords, not wooden posts, Roger), long walks on the beach and bike rides.

    Easy life...
     
  9. Pat4Neil

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    Not a great weekend but not a bad one either,

    Had mother in law staying for the weekend, hard work, but gone back home now.
    The kids were very dutiful and attentive to their nanna, who they dont get to see to often. So the duties been done for another year.

    The shame is that it was a cracking weekend weather wise, and kept getting bulletins from friends saying how nice the weather was and how great it was to be away in the van.

    But there are other weekends.

    Glad you haganaps had a great time.

    Pat
     
  10. lallymc

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    Stayed at home ...

    What a waste i know,, but needed catchy up time in the house.

    Hope the weather stays nice for next weekend

    Leanne :Smile:
     
  11. GJH

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    Had a trip to Redcar yesterday to give the car a bit of exercise cos it's been poorly. Bought some Goodswens pies for lunch :thumb:

    Otherwise gently getting the van ready for Newark and our first trip of the year.
     
  12. Road Runner

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    Where are you at present Doug?
     
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    Ours been similar to PeterH's weekend! Fitted new batteries, then had to figure out why still no power (hopefully sorted), then figure out why gennie not starting (not sorted). Pestered everyone on here and RVOC to find answers (thank you pappajohn,olley and everyone else for your help).

    Not all bad tho'. Spent all weekend with hubby, had an early sunday morning ride out on the motorbike to blow the cobwebs away and as RV parked on their drive at mo seen a fair bit of grandkids too! Just eaten, had a VERY nice G&T and now gonna get another!

    See you all next weekend at Newark, with or without a gennie!

    Lisa
     
  14. Road Runner

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    Cant google'd cos it brings me straight back to your famous posting Paul, so PM please:Wink::coolthumb:
     
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    Work and more work for me from friday till this afternoon,
    thanks to the person who parked the vehicle they were driving last saturday without a handbrake on, and said vehicle decided to take itself on a journey till it hit our taxibus. So Bill has had an enforced holiday for a week

    Insurance have given us a loan vehicle (not daft £195 a day - glad its not us paying) as expecting to still have it for at least 4 weeks, but have spent most of friday and Saturday morning getting it through our council taxi test, and today filling in the forms that arrived on friday for the insurance claim. I do know that the insurance company we will be claiming from hadnt even been notified by their client of the incident on friday and we had been off the road for 6 days then, and if they havent made any arrangements by next friday our insurance company will sort the repair and then get onto them.


    Will be glad to get to newark next weekend.
     
  16. lorger

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    Glad you had a nice weekend hagnap like you we will pop away for a night and only be 10m from home but feels like the other side of the world.

    My weekend started not to bad had a game of golf on Friday afternoon and win the £ of my brother if you know him you will realise its a big thing for him to part with money.:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Sophie had her friends stay over on fri night so 3 13 year old girls in the house great fun:Rofl1:

    Sat morning missed my golf to take Lorraine and Sophie + friend shopping in Glasgow for upcoming holiday to Jamaica spent about £400 and i got a pair of flip flops from premark at £1.50 should go with my mankini. (will post pics after hols):Rofl1:

    Up this morning and went for a run with Lorraine as couldn't be bothered with gym. Who is doing really well on her fitness kick only did 3m but this is only her second run.

    Then watched the Celtic Rangers cup final and not happy with result thats all i will say :Rofl1:

    So a great weekend and i have a new pair of flip flops
     
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    Just back from a brilliant 3 nights at Wareham Forest Holiday Park. Really nice park, fairly quiet when we got there on Thursday but very busy Fri/Sat. Met up with old friends of ours & had 3 or our grandchildren stay with us overnight on Saturday. First BarBQ of the year...19 March, must be the earliest ever.

    We were pitched opposite the toilet block and have been watching amazed at the amount of people who drive from their pitch to the toilet. At least 15-20 every day :Doh::Doh:
     
  18. Road Runner

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    But the other side of the coin is you watching them Garry:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Oops.....I have been outed :Blush:
     
  20. Mr Colpot

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    Sat morning put up trellis in garden then went to Swaffam and stayed at the White Horse pub in their car park and had a couple of pints of real ale and some red wine and some fizzy wine (celebrating 31st Wedding Anniversay this week) and had good food.
    Back to day to see Granddaughter in dance show.
    Now relaxing with glass of red.....
     
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