Thursday, 14 July 2016

Postcards from The Van Day 1



Arrived to sunshine and blue sky. The journey was good, we came straight from school and it only took us 45 minutes. Caravan was all set up ready for me to enjoy. Think Mark is moving here permanently, he's even bought a washing line for 'our back garden'.

Thomas has already made some friends and there's a group of them, boys and girls, running around the site playing with guns and swords. They've all shared what they've got but there's not enough to go around so a couple of them have improvised and are using fishing nets as their weapon of choice.

We've been to the shop/office to pay for our stay. £3 per night for Thomas and £8.40 per night for me. Mark has already paid up. We've had a stroll around the site. It's not too busy at the moment, I expect more people will arrive tomorrow. Internet is good but loading photos takes all day so I'll have to choose a couple to sum up our day. Plans for the next 10 days include lots of caravan time, knitting, reading and days out to our usual haunts. 

Wish you were here :)  xx

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  1. superb post! I'm glad you got there safely and have a nice week or so stretching ahead of you. Violet is in school until Thursday. urgh. Counting down the minutes here.

    sounds like such a nice and relaxing break you've got planned there. Enjoy :O) xx

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    1. Goodness that seems ages away. The site is full of children, mostly from Scotland who started their holidays well before ours. Can totally understand you counting the days. I expect you and Violet will be glad to have a good break from it all. xx

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  2. Have a lovely time, wish I were there too.
    Looking forward to hearing about your days.
    I liked the postcard image, I have tried to explain, British seaside postcards to my American husband without success, this will help.
    Love Pam in TX.xx

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    1. British humour is something very hard to convey isn't it. The postcards were quite saucy when I was little, all boobs and bums, but quite tame these days. I still like reading them though :) xx

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  3. I wish I was there toi! Enjoy. Catriona

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    1. I met Camilla today! She's lovely and her shop is fab. I had a little chat with her and bought a couple of things I needed. I'll be going back when I have more time for a proper look. xx

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    1. I will do Bless. So looking forward to not having to return home on Sunday so that Thomas can go to school. xx

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  5. That's brilliant. Have yourselves a wonderful time. X

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    1. Thank you Jules. And I hope tomorrow is perfect for you in every way. xx

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  6. Enjoy your hols! Looking forward to hearing what you got up to X

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    1. Hoping not to get up to too much to be honest :) Although I do like a trip out every day. Think Amy is hankering after some of the commercial side so a trip to the pier in Blackpool will be on the agenda so she can go on some rides. Thomas can just about manage a merry-go-round. He's like me. Hates them. xx

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    2. I'm a bit crossed you used that holiday snap of me on the beach without my permission!!! There's a Viking festival on in Heysham this weekend, I'm hoping to be well enough to fo for a look see. Enjoy your Saturday :-)

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    3. Haha, Mark would need to use something bigger than a plastic spade to bury me! The Viking festival sounds fun. Did you manage to get to it? xx

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  7. Sounds great! Have a wonderful time!

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    1. Thank you WW. We're having a great time. Weather not too good today but we carried on regardless :) xx

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  8. Oh Suzanne that post card bought back some memories of seaside holidays when I was little. My sisters and I used to sneakily look at the 'rude' postcards and they made us giggle. We always got a telling off from Mother though.
    Hope you have a smashing weekend.....the weather is supposed to be good-x-

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    1. I know, we used to do the same. All boobs and bums. They were considered really racy back then, but quite tame now I suppose. Rained today but hoping for sunshine tomorrow. xx

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  9. Haven't seen those postcards for years. too funny!!! The way you have to pay is very different from here. We have to pay for the 'spot' and what services you require-water, sewer and electric. It doesn't matter how many people. Hope you have a VERY relaxing time. Love the portable clothes line, never seen one of those either!

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    1. I bet they still sell these postcards in Blackpool, probably originals from the 60's/70's as well haha.

      As well as paying for people we also pay for the pitch. You can have standard pitch, pitch with awning and on some sites they have super pitches where you're linked into electric, water and waste. The pitch fee includes all services though. xx

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