Ok,so I have been a bit remiss and been neglecting my blog.Life has been a bit hectic-as has everyones I know but my poor brain can only cope with so much.I was full of good intentions and even took some photos thinking I would share them on my blog and thought hey ok better late than never.
The other reason for my blog today is because this week saw my 50th birthday,it comes to us all at some stage.I was inundated with lovely presents which I can wear,use and admire which I thank everyone for.Hubby had asked me what I wanted to do,I had said I really did not mind but it would be nice to either be near the sea or mountains.
Wales had rain forcast so he decided on the sea,we were going in our motorhome and tring to find pitches open which were not too commercialised was very difficult.He finally found a site he liked the name of-its a male thing.
So we head off to Molly Tuckers field in East Prawle which is just opposite Salcombe.On the way down I decided to throw a whole cup of hot tea over my wrist,but other than that we had a really good journey down.We arrived at a beautiful place with panoramic views of the sea and the whole site to ourselves.
We checked the field out to see which would be the best pitch for sunrise and sunset,whether the ground was hard enough all the normal things.Hubby drove in swung round and tried to put the van where we had decided but to no avail.There was a good enough slope on the field to stop us going back up the field and everytime he tried the tyres just disapeared into the ground.Now we know we are not the lightest at three and a half tonnes-the motorhome -not ourselves!
We had decided we were not leaving until later and would meander back taking in some sites on the way,so we stopped off and had a walk around the estuary at Kinsbride then decided we would head up the A38 towards the M5.Lunch looked promising at some waterfalls just outside Chudleigh,after negotiating the narrow roads and drissle!! we got there to find they were closed enen though they had said open at the bottom of the hill.Ever the optomist we carried on and at the last minute I told Hubby to turn off as I had seen a brown sign saying Haldon Forest.A beautifil place definetley to be used again.A well designed and maintained forest on the edge of Exmoor park with loads of tracks for walkers and bikers.
Back onto the motorway and our last trek home, we had only got as far as Taunton when hubby declares the thermostat had just shot to the top,literally within minutes of him saying it we saw the sign for Tauntom 1/2mile so we quickly got off the motorway.He checked all the usual-fan belt,fuses and then was flunked.So good old greenflag came out,now being so big when four of us our in the motorhome is great but not so great to be towed.So we had to wait a while for a bigger tuck to come and get us,but boy did he drive fast even with 3 1/2 tonnes behind him.
Now I had a wonderful time but am seriously wondering if I should start my next 50years again!!!!!!