Back to The Caravan

Jobs at home are almost done for this round, Halys still has plenty more on her list, but the shed is now up and stocked with crap, I mean Harriet’s treasures… Just need to sort the last bits at the container and run the crap to the tip then the next project is installing our new Solar Panel on the roof of the van.

Everything should be arriving in the next week to complete the installation so watch this space as I tntend to make a blog post on the installation process.



So we’re getting closer.

The new shed arrived on Friday instead of Tuesday, so we managed to get all the rubbish moved, prepared the base on Saturday and the shed is now up!

It still needs bolting to the floor and a floor creating but the major part of the excercise is now complete. As usual it rained so we could do with some warm weather to dry everything out and we can move everything in.

What’s Next?

Well there is no caravanning for a few weeks as we have a couple of big projects underway at home.

We have removed and rehomed the greenhouse from the garden, we didn’t use it and it was in good shape, so that has gone to a local allotment where it will be more useful.

Next the old rotting she’d had to go. The greenhouse moved so that the shed had room to come down. Then the back fence needed replacing.

We now need to prepare the base for a new metal shed so that we can finally transfer all our crap out of the expensive storage unit that we rent currently.

The State Of Play At The Moment

So the plan is to have all that done before Easter. We wouldn’t want to waste any bank holiday weekend opportunity now would we?

Couple of items to buy and fit to the caravan also but I’ll tell you about those later.


Les Brunelles – Longeville Sur Mer, Vendee, France

Date Of Visit: August 2013, 2012 & 2010 (3 Visits)

What can we say? We love this site!
This was our first site in France and we think we found an absolute gem! The site was owned by Camp Atlantique who owned 3 sites in the Vendee, Les Brunelles being the “Flagship” There is an amazing pool complex which they upgraded with a new slide between our first and second visits.

When most UK campers venture to the Vendee they seem to gravitate to St. Jean De Monts. Its not surprising as there are loads of large campsites there and a well developed promanade/beach area. Many of the campsites deal with the likes of Eurocamp, Siblu & Canvas Holidays etc… which lots of first timers use to make the whole process easier. In fact booking direct with a French campsite is usually cheaper and is very easy. Just book and then find a channel crossing to suit your needs. We usually use the tunnel or Dover Calais as they are considerably cheaper than the longer crossings. Continue reading “Les Brunelles – Longeville Sur Mer, Vendee, France”

Riverside Holiday Park,

Date Of Visit: March 2017 Unit: Caravan
Southport New Road, Banks
Southport, PR9 8DF
Tel: 01704 228886

Riverside Touring and holiday Home Park

Date Of Visit: March 2017 Unit Caravan

WiFi on pitch : NO

Cost was OK not too excessive for what was offered on the website. We arrived in the dark and needed to phone the park warden who was a pleasent chap on the phone, told us to stay where we were and he would come to us. He arrived quickly and wasjust as pleasent in person. He gave us a map to our pitch and the other usual bumf about the site.

We had a Super Pitch, Electric, water and drainage on pitch. Pitch size is OK for us but they are not the largest I have seen. In the site info it tells you that you should pitch with the hitch facing the road and your awning should also be only on the hard standing. Your car should also be on your pitch in front of your unit. I can see why. The road is quite narrow which meant that reversing your van onto the pitch was not easy even for an experienced driver like me…. (I do it for a living).

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Cliff Top Caravan Park, Skirlington, East Yorkshire

Date Of Visit: May 2010     Unit: Tent

Cliff Road, Atwick, Near Hornsea, East Yorkshire YO25 8DF

Telephone: 01964 530404

Cliff Top is a basic site on the North East coast, and when I say “On The Coast” I mean it! Its called Cliff Top For a reason! The camping field is slowly eroding and a little bit more falls onto the beach below every year.

During our stay we survived a fairly big storm which destroyed quite a few tents and caravan awnings.

This is a busy little site. Facilities are limited to the usual toilet and shower block and that’s about it. However site patrons can use the facilities at the sister site down the road, Skirlington Leisure, which has a pool and club etc…

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Globe Vale Holiday Park, Redruth, Cornwall

Date Of Visit: August 2011 Unit: Tent
Paul & Louise Owen
Globe Vale Holiday Park,
Sinns Common,
Near Redruth,
Cornwall, TR16 4BH

Tel: 01209 891183

We stayed here in August 2011 as it’s quite central to Cornwall. The price for a site in Cornwall was excellent costing under £400 for 2 weeks in high season.
The facilities were basic. Nothing wrong with any of them. Bathrooms were always clean and the site was immaculate. There was the usual shower/toilet blocks, a small play park for kids and a bar/restaurant which sold some tasty food.
There were plenty of statics on the site but the touring/ camping field was pretty quiet during our stay.

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