newbies beware - do you really know what a great time you are letting yourself in for.1year on

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  1. Soozywoozy

    Soozywoozy Funster

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    Coming up for 1 year anniversary of motorhome ownership
    7500 miles
    4 eurotunnel returns
    55 nights ( and we work full time)
    1 rally
    4 britstops
    14 aires/stell platz
    16 campsites
    glasto
    skiing
    4 motorhome shows

    Countires
    Belgium
    Luxembourg
    Germany (plus umweltzone)
    France (including tolls, and luckily classe 2 charge every time)
    Austria (gobox)
    Switzerland (plus toll for over 3.5 T)

    Purchases
    external silver screen
    speaker upgrade
    nespresso (“cloony”)
    slip mats
    ramps
    alugas
    snow chains
    mouse traps
    electric bike
    replacement glass hob cover (don't ask)
    "3" payg sim for austria and France
    rain/sun shade for awning
    1tb hard drive
    1 myfi (3G/4g access point)
    digital TV aerial
    Made to measure sheets & mattress covers
    Go-pro

    membership
    mhf
    mhf (the other one, discontinued membership)
    camping and caravan club(paid for itself with discount at Cotswold outdoors for ski jacket and go pro, and 2 free nights)
    brit stops ( hoping to win the competition for renewal)
    french passion ( not renewing)
    ASCI card 2014,2015
    Motorhoming France

    books
    all the aires france 2014, plus additional map
    all the aires - belgium, lux, holland
    all the aires - mountains
    bord atlas, 2013 & 2015
    aDAC stellplatz fuhrer 2015
    Camperstop europe
    michelin, write on map of france
    michelin - benelux

    1 habitation check
     
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  2. Mousy

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    But did you enjoy? (As they say in Wales)
     
  3. Soozywoozy

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    Loved every moment. Not a single regret. Thought hubby was bonkers when he suggested it following his 10th Glasto, but first in friends campervan and I had spent a week at a rather swanky 5* hotel on the algarve. On this occassion(and I will say this only once ) he was absolutely right.
    2 more Europe trips already booked this year and just returned from skiing.
     
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    Oh no!

    You forgot the headlamp converters, hi viz vests, spare bulbs, warning triangle, speed stickers and breathalysers!!!!!!

    How did you escape fines and imprisonment?!!!:rofl:
     
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  5. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    glasto ?
     
  6. Soozywoozy

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    Glastonbury festival (hubby's annual pilgrimage with his best friend and all the various offspring). His first time in the friends m /h put us on this route and after 10 years of the festival was supposed to be his last. Look where that has got us!!!!!
     
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  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    oh ok.. thanks... didn't think of that .. too early.. :whistle:
     
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  8. Soozywoozy

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    :LOL:
    Living life on the edge :D regarding headlamps (actually brand new german van so not needed, but you made me think and apparently Dominic did check)
    The list was all the additional - already had breathalyser, sat nav, vests etc
    However forgot to include
    Snow shovels
    Collapsible 3.4m ladder
    Weird cleaning solution which removes grime at a squirt
    More weird solution to spray on rear view camera and windscreen to keep clear when it rains,
    (You can tell these had nothing to do with me - distinctly "men's stuff!)
    Rechargeable cordless vacuum
    Baguette bag
     
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    You've had a good first year. There is a southern Europe too, look towards the back of the road atlas. :)

    It tends to mean more miles and work commitments may not give you enough time. We are just starting our third year and planning for an overland trip to Greece via Romania in 2016 has already started.
     
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    @Soozywoozy seems as if you are in it for the long haul ::bigsmile: and enjoying your new way of life.
     
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    Crackin' write up soozywoozy, the most impressive bit being working full time and Nespresso.

    So who looks after your garden and cleans the house, don't tell me;
    You have a penthouse with Staff or the garden is a tip and so is the house.

    Still Lurve the Avatar........... Griff
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    would love to go further south, but you're right - work gets in the way. We are doing a go East approach at the moment.
    We also have a "when we have more time" list of which Greece, Romania and Croatia is part of. Looking forward to hearing about your travels

    You cant see what a mess the house is when you spend all your time away in the motorhome! :D I admit I do have a bit of help in with it though. As for the garden it did suffer last year, and will definitely need a bit more love, beyond mowing the grass this year, just not sure when though
     
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    I had no problem with "Glasto" Man but what is Nespresso?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I have both - one for hook up and one for without
    Really cant compromise on coffee

    However, keeping in theme of MHF lovers of Aldi/Lidl - they do amazing capsules, which fit the nespresso for a fraction of the price and taste as good. Only found them in mainland europe though, so stock up everytime
     
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    That is why I had no idea what it was...

    Thanks for enlightening me!

    :Ta2:

    JJ :cool:
     
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    coz you is an old hippy.. man

    me? .. just a country boy from jockland..

    glasto.. ha ha now i see the attraction ..

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. JJ

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    Not the year I went...

    Got in free and parked right behind the Cabaret Tent... fabulous weather all week and only mixed with the "ordinary" clients when I wanted to... :rofl::rofl:

    JJ :cool:
     
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  19. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    no surprise there JJ.. as if you would pay to park :eek::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Fair play your doing good
     
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