Making memories in our fabulous Campers....
This year has certainly been a busy one and we have loved meeting you all. Thank you to all our wonderful customers who make our 'work' seem more like 'play'.
This weekend we decided to take a much needed break and, despite the weather forecast being particularly ominous, we donned wellies and waterproofs and headed for Norfolk in our brand new T5 Highline. We also roped in some of our closest friends who joined us with an array of tents and camping paraphenalia and we hired out our beautiful hire camper to camping 'virgins' Paul & Carole and their two gorgeous girls.
From the very outset our Camper didn't fail to disappoint; fitted with one of our latest acquisitions, a roof mounted entertainment system with wireless headphones, our two boys were happily ensconced in 'Paddington' for most of the journey. Meanwhile in the front, sitting in our uber comfy Captain's seats, we made full use of the Bluetooth connector for our ipod and sang our way to Norfolk like a pair of carefree teenagers.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park was our destination of choice and I can thoroughly recommend it. Helpful staff, immaculate facilities, spacious and well maintained pitches and a wonderful shop with fabulous fresh bread, cakes and an array of meat for the BBQ.
As predicted we arrived and so did the rain but our Fiamma awning proved to be a godsend. We pulled onto our pitch and within minutes we had the awning out for shelter, the BBQ lit, the luxury camping chairs set up (Go Outdoors' Vegas King Chairs are legendary) and the obligatory Prosecco in hand. No hassle and maximum fun.
The children were also in their element, setting up camp in the pop top roof. They coloured, stickered, played travel connect 4 and also a very amusing game of 'mummies and daddies' (I think the best quote being by 5 year old Sophie: 'I'll be the Mummy, I've just got home from work, I've got a headache and need to lie down'!). The beauty was they all not only kept dry but were also safely away from the 'big kids' (aka the daddies) who were also 'as happy as sand boys' presiding over their BBQ's.
As the sun set and the children drifted into fresh air induced sleep we polished off the Prosecco whilst sitting round the burning embers of the BBQ. The night was pretty chilly though and as we headed back to the Campervan I was certainly grateful for the Webasto night heater. Within minutes of turning it on the Campervan was lovely and toasty and we slept like babies, really feeling the benefit of our weekend away.
Thankfully, on Saturday the sun came out and we set about making memories to last a lifetime because lets face it that's what its all about. Toasting marshmallows, climbing trees, walks through the woods, a steam train ride, fish and chips by the sea, running in the 'not so warm' sea in just your pants.... I could go on.
We awoke to rather gloomy skies on Sunday morning but soon had the kettle on and bacon sizzling on the BBQ. Whilst we watched those around us contemplating the feat of packing away their tents in such inclement weather we merely had to pull down the pop top roof and wide in the awning. Once again no hassle and maximum time to get the washing machine on when we got home.
In case you were wondering Carole & Paul, our camping virgins, are now true converts to the Campervan - they have already been trying to 'bag' our last few remaining dates this summer. Their gorgeous girls had a ball and by the time they started to wend their way home were clearly 'all camped out'.
Monday morning has of course come around all too soon but we have set about our work today with a spring in our steps and a smile on our faces thanks to our fabulous friends, beautiful family and our totally amazing Campervan.