I'm no pinkie...

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    I really enjoyed pinkie's road trip to holland in search of her new van. To begin with I thought she was nuts! We were looking for a motorhome too, so I'd spent weeks on tinternet, forums, visited dealers, shows inc nec etc. In the mean time pinkie is on a train, dog and child in hand, and with an adventure under her belt safely home with her van. It was the complete opposite of my well researched approach. Oh how I long for her courage and 'get on with it' attitude. So in the spirt of pinkie I've hired a van for 4 days end of November, from Luton. Not quite as exciting as a ferry trip to holland but my adventurous side needs gentle coaxing!
    My husband thinks we should just follow the open road, any road and truly enjoy the merits of a panel van conversion. Stopping for a pub lunch and a gentle country walk, (he is recovering from a broken leg) exploring a new county, any county and driving off into the sunset.
    I worry we will end up parked in an aldi car park for the night, surrounded by people panic buying "award wining christmas puddings".
    So I'm asking for help, where would you go, where would you stay for 3/4 nights last week of November, starting and ending in Luton?
    Am I being a scary cat by thinking of West Sussex, Hampshire? Any sensible suggestions welcome....sorry I mean mad cap ideals al la pinkie!
     
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    You could have Campari at Luton Airport:Laughing: Sorry I know that's not what your looking for but couldn't resist:Wink:
     
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    Why not head straight up the M1 to the Peak District . Great countryside and campsites open. We have just had a couple of days there and it was great.:thumb:
     
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    I'm no Joan Collins, but how on earth did you know my husband is just like Leonard Rossiter? :Rofl1:
     
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    Maybe you should also say if you need EHU and other things or just parking overnight.
    There are so many options out there it may getvyou a litle more help to suite your needs.

    We have just spent a week in the UK. Had a great time but no EHU we dont need it.

    Rye was a great place to start for us Riverside Hotel £5 per night.

    There is so mutch out there.

    Enjoy it

    Mel
     
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    No help, but a big thank you........That's really tickled me.:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Maria
     
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    Have a look under Kieths signature, lots of pub stop overs for the night if you don't want book up, you get your meal or drink and get a free stop over, take a water bottle to put in your bed, it is November and you do not want the cold putting you off.
     
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    Head west for the Cotswolds or beyond.

    We stayed a couple of days at Moreton in Marsh CC site on the way down to Devon and Cornwall this time last year. Easy walk into the village for pubs and shops and not far from Bourton on the Water (dedicated motorhome parking in the town) and not much further to Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music at Northleach.

    Housed in a, well, a converted house I suppose, it's a museum/cum guided tour of all things antique, pianolas, barrel organs, polyphons, fascinationg place with interesting souvenirs to tempt you. Plenty of other Cotswold villages to explore and Stratford upon Avon all in the vicinity.
    :thumb:
     
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  9. Mousy

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    Thanks so far, always glad of a giggle.

    How do I know if we need EHU? It's a hired van, gas heat and cooking? Am I expecting too much to want to dry my hair in the morning? Was also thinking of using site showers, cos so far the only motorhome showers I've been in have prevented me washing the top half of my body, cos they were so small I couldn't raise my arms above my waist...and no I'm not that fat!:Doh:
     
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    In a hired Van and you need to dry your hair then yeas EHU is required.

    Chase Terrace C&CC club is not too fear and has good showers
     
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    Time out in November

    We are meeting some friends at the Moreton In The Marsh site during WC 18th November.

    But depending how far you want to go, there is a lovely quirky site called Henry's down at Lizard Point and another open all year site a couple of hundred yards south of Carnyorth (and only a few minutes walk from the good local pub in Botallack). Can't recall the name of the site but we found it on the UK campsites website and there can't be many sites on that road. Happy camping:thumb:
     
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    Do we need to join c cc friendly club?
     
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    I would go to Morrisons carpark , they sell better cakes, hee hee
     
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    Yes but you can join at the time of booking or arriving
     
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    weekend of the 23rd there a few of us meeting at mersea island for the weekend
     
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    And you can get a nice spit roast chicken for dinner! :Wink:
     
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    Ot but please, where is pinkies trip...ie what section.....
     
  19. JockandRita

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    Here you go Mary. It makes great reading. :thumb:

    Mousy, try Cherry Hinton CC site in Cambridge. :thumb:
    It's open to non members, and a short walk down Limekiln Rd takes you to the bus stop for the Nos 1 or 3 service into the city, which come along every few minutes. There is also The Robin Hood Inn, at the bus stop, which sells good ale and good food. :BigGrin:

    Cheers for now,

    Jock.
     
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    Thanks for that, we just might give you a visit!
     
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