Thursday, 4 August 2016

The Cheshire Set

Well, we're at the caravan site and very nice it is too. We're part of the Cheshire Set this weekend based not far from Oulton Park and Tarporley. 

We've had a slight problem with the leveller and a valve issue which Mark has had to sort out, but apart from that everything else is fine.

There are three 'best bits' on the site. A huge field to play in, a lovely garden with an owl sanctuary, and great internet access (although uploading photos is slow). There are 7 of these beautiful creatures in the garden, Thomas's favourite is Izzy, a striped owl and mine is the Snow Owl named Bluebell. When we went they were being fed. Not for the fainthearted as they eat baby chicks.   
Today has been spent by the van just chilling out and playing in the field.
There is a teeny tiny shop/office which seems to have everything you may forget, in my case ketchup and bread rolls (still in the freezer back at Number 38). Thomas' new found confidence means he's quite happy to go 'shopping' for me and he's been there twice. On one of his trips he spotted a baseball set and we've spent a good while in the field whacking balls. He's too good at it actually, he can hit them for miles and of course it's the job of muggins here to go and get them. 

Tonight we BBQ'd. Mark is becoming quite the expert and I had the arduous task of buttering rolls and making a salad. It's a hard life.

The weather is lovely. Windy with 'moody' skies but plenty of outbreaks of sunshine every now and then, plus it's dry which is always a bonus.

No plans as yet for tomorrow but I'm sure we'll be off out doing something.

xxx










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  1. It looks lovely there Suzanne.
    Hope you have a fabulous time-x-

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    1. It's a lovely site. Bigger than I first though as the field, which was empty when we arrived is also used for tents and caravans and has filled up quite a bit since we got here. They're only allowed around the perimeter though so the field can still be used. Not sure that's such a good thing for me! xx

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  2. Hoping to get away next month. We have both been busy with the voluntary work we do for R:evolve Clothing. That's shop number 3 open and we have been busy!! Site looks lovely with plenty of greenspace. Enjoy your wee break. Catriona
    PS If you happen to be near an Asda, check out their sale duvet covers for quilting. My daughter brought me one yesterda-2 duoble patterned single covers and 2pillow cases in the Kidston style for £7. I am using them for aprons and can get 16 aprons from the sets. Good result!

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    1. Well done on opening shop 3 Catriona. I've never heard of Revolve Clothing but I've had a quick look. Is it literally just clothing as the name implies or other things as well like furniture etc?

      I'll have a look out for the quilts. That's a lot of aprons. Are you making them for something in particular? xx

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    2. Aprons arebeing made for my sales table at our Christmas U3A meeting-the charity this year is Glasgow Street Pastors. The R:evolve project upcycles some wee bits and pieces egmirrors, frames etc. We don'treally have the space.Catriona

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    3. Good luck with the sales table. Hope you raise lots of funds for the charity :) xx

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  3. It looks a good spacious site. I hope the weather stays good for you. X

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    1. Weather has been great for us. Verging on the 'too hot' yesterday but cooler today which is better for me especially when playing baseball! xx

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  4. get you, being part of the Chesire set! You'll come home with your stuff packed in Louis Vuitton bags!

    love that Thomas is going shopping for you. It is a big thing when kids feel comfortable and happy to do that. I bet you are chuffed to bits. :O)

    Got your email. Shall reply tomorrow. When we're back home. Got to go and pack now, then it'll be the last visit to the pub :o/ We were going to have an extra day as Sue (sister in law) sent a text saying that would be fine, but we need to get back. We're planning on booting her out in the winter, so we can come back for a weekend then! ha ha. She won't mind. We pay her in gin and cleaning the cottage.

    Have a gorgeous break, looking forward to hearing all about it, and finding out more about Thomas and his freshly found confidence!

    xxxx

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    1. Yes, his confidence seems to be growing, although the shopping novelty seems to have worn off and laziness has taken over. No sign of baseball activities waning though - unfortunately!

      Mark wants to stay here a bit longer but we're off to Ireland next Saturday and I need to get home to sort myself out. I don't think men realise all the behind the scenes stuff that needs organising for a holiday.

      I can imagine Walberswick being a lovely place to go in Winter, glad you're planning to return. xx

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  5. Aw, poor you having to butter rolls and make salad on your weekend getaway!

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    1. There's no rest for the wicked is there Bless haha. Last night I had to re-heat a pre-made spag bol and boil fresh pasta for 4 minutes. Caravaning can be so hard at times :) xx

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  6. You are going to be so fit by the end of this Summer with all this baseball! And if you rested whilst Mark BBQed, thereby omitting out buttering rolls, you'd be getting thinner by accident too!!! You'd be inadvertently on the Atkins diet!!!

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    1. I hope so Rachel. I know I've had a HA but honestly..... Haha, bread is something I'm struggling with indigestion wise lately so I might just give it up anyway so I might get out of the job by default next time. xx

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