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By keef & annie, Oct 14 2012 05:08PM

Lincolnshire trip no2, Motorhome trip No6 : Sept 24th – 1st Oct 2012


NOTTS->NORTH SOMERCOTES, LINCOLNSHIRE->NOTTS 360 miles


We went back for our 2nd free weeks holiday from Don Amotts at their Lakeside Park Holiday park in North Somercotes. This time we were on the best pitch, pitch 43, which we have pre booked on our previous trip there.


The weather at this time on year was most kind to us and we had 3 full days sunshine enabling us to set up the chairs and table outside and read.


We also used the indoor pool again, luxury with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi and a great retreat for when the weather outside was poor. They have now updated their technology so you can get free wifi down by the bar and inside the restaurant area. Very useful for catching up whilst away.


We had a day out along the coast, the best deserted sands being at Wolla bank but we did risk a walk around Mablethorpe and even on the beach. A little too ‘seaside’ for our liking but the beach huts were interesting. Saltfleet beach was a little too dangerous after we read the signs saying unexploded bombs possible from RAF Donna Nook.


One of the highlights of the week was a splendid Indian meal @ Zara’s in North Somercotes. A ½ hour walk in from the campsite. We can highly recommend the Mudani meal. Oh and the great sunset on the walk on the way back. Bliss!

Oh and OF COURSE we had to return to Appleby’s ices at Conisholm for our fave ice creams, Irish cream and mandarin respectively this time. Yummy!


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lunch at wolla bank, lincolnshire
lunch at wolla bank, lincolnshire

By keef & annie, Sep 23 2012 02:01PM

Hi, have you thought of creating your own motor home. Thanks to our lovely friend Vin in France for the idea!


These 'old' mercedes ambulance are cheap, well looked after and ideal (in our view) for a very personal conversion job. If only we didn't have our lovely van we would consider it.


Let us know how you get on, maybe we could come and photograph the final job and feature it here on the blog and / or on our facebook page. Bit like 'Grand Designs Motorhome' *smile*


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mercedes ambulance
mercedes ambulance

By keef & annie, Sep 19 2012 04:02PM

Not The Motorhome trip No1 : August 31st - September 6th 2012


NOTTS->KESWICK,CUMBRIA & About->NOTTS 500 miles


Didn’t take the motorhome this time as stayed at wonderful Glenholm cottage on Penrith Road near to Fitz Park on the Greta River. Went with Craig, Leanne & Bill and had the most wonderful weather and time, food and company for the whole week. Visited Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Coniston and Tarn Hows as well as had some lovely walks including start of White Horse Bent, Scales, scene of some wonderful memories. Nice pub food in both Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld and White Horse Inn, Scales oh as well as seeing some great Paralypians….


Will definitely bring the campervan back to this area, just so beautiful. There is a great site we spied near Threlkeld.


Anyone else have any Motorhome / RV experiences in the Lake District they want to share?


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By keef & annie, Aug 20 2012 08:35AM

Norfolk, Motorhome trip No5 : August 17th -19th 2012


NOTTS->SWAFFHAM,NORFOLK->NOTTS 200 miles


The warmest weekend of the year, so far. Up in the 30’s C. Lovely stuff and a great weekend with our dear pals Pete & Joy. We have a yearly camping jaunt away with them and have done so since both our sets of children were very young, usually somewhere equidistant from each of our homes so often in the Norfolk, Oxford, Cambridge , Suffolk sort of areas.


This year if was Swaffham. We have been to Pentney Park just down the road in years past but as it was school summer holidays we opted for Breckland Meadows ADULT only campsite. They are a great idea for (sorry) some peace and quiet or it seems if you have a dog. Not the greatest site we have ever stayed at , as rather small pitches and facilities that may need an upgrade, but perfectly acceptable for a long weekend and cheap with very very friendly staff!


We mostly spent a relaxing time at the site as such superb weather chillin’ via eating, drinking ,reading and jawin, great to catch up *smile* but we did take a walk into town along the old railway track which was very shady (about 30 mins) past the Eco Centre with Wind Turbine, 300 steps to the top, but just too hot for that so gave it a miss. The town centre itself is lovely and has 6 pubs and a bandstand and a Saturday market plus the (supposedly) 5th best fish and chip shop in England. Pub-wise we settled on the Kings Arm’s , a lovely old coaching inn , great beers, friendly staff and beer garden. We liked it so much we went back for Sunday lunch! The town sign is also just so English! Take a look, Swaffham is well worth a visit if you have not been there.


Already looking forward to next year’s trip.


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By keef & annie, Aug 15 2012 11:42AM

Thinking of taking a motorhome or RV tour abroad?


Maybe Canada, Oz, Argentina, Iceland, American West, New Zealand.....

There are a few of those we haven't done yet but would love to


There are some talks on each of these at the up and coming Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham which could be a useful insight from folks who have already done them


Click here to see Presentation Times Note now shows the latest years show


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Argentina
Argentina

By keef & annie, Aug 8 2012 07:42AM

Came across this great site that is only 26 minutes away from sitting there and watching your fave athletes, how good is that. And its a very reasonable price with good facilities.


Just a thought!


Want to find out more , then click here


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By keef & annie, Jul 29 2012 08:14AM

Having been away recently and rather frustratingly lost a wheel trim in transit I decided to use the plastic cable ties you can get on eBay to secure my new wheel trims.


The wheel trims are quite costly and if you lose one trim it is often very difficult to get an exact match so you often end up have to get a costly set of 4. So for £1 for a pack of 100 ties its a no brainer. I even managed to get a matching colour bewteen tie & trim so the tie is almost visually invisible. I decided to tie them up top and bottom as well just in case (heaven forbid) that in the future I clip a kerb or something.


Could save you some money in the future!


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secure your wheel trims
secure your wheel trims

By keef & annie, Jul 18 2012 04:58PM

Lincolnshire, Motorhome trip No4 : July 9th -16th 2012


NOTTS->NORTH SOMERCOTES, LINCOLNSHIRE->NOTTS 360 miles


As we were offered 2 free weeks holiday by Don Amotts (apart from paying for electric hook-up and entertainments) when we bought our motorhome from them who are we to refuse? So we decided to take the 1st week at their Lakeside Park Holiday park in North Somercotes. All their parks are in Lincolnshire, not normally a place we would chose to visit for obvious reasons that will become clear later in this blog. Lakeside is the only one of the 5 that caters for tourers, the rest seem to be entirely about static caravans!


So we packed up and set off in the usual UK s(b)ummer 2012 of thunder/ lightening and torrential rain which lasted all the way there and beyond. We had 3 super pitches whilst there for a week 77,42 & 47 mostly to accommodate our wishes but to satisfy weekend family camping.


It is a very classy site and good for a short holiday with lots to do: golf, footie,tennis,boule, outdoor lawn bowls, sauna,steam room, fishing, exercise equipment plus a restaurant, pub, snooker room/wifi, shop,launderette,café,nightclub(?) with dance floor and disco. Note the pub sells Tom Wood lincs real ale but the best I found was Summer Swallow by Batemans , a great pint! For those of my family who remember a bit like Potters for motorhomes!


Plus despite the rather bad weather and outlook we got 3.5 days of very hot and bright sunshine in 7 , not bad for a british summer and we both look a little brown and sunburnt, yippee!


We did go out and about a few days but here’s the rub… Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Mabelthorpe, Chapel St Leonards, Ingoldsmells & Skeggie are not our cup of tea, but having said that North Somercotes itself is lovely, great walks and Saltfleetby & Theddlethorpe beach and dunes are spectacular and deserted. Louth centre and Afford are also interesting & very old towns. Plus we visited the NT house and gardens at Gunby Hall. Gunby is the site of a medieval town that was killed off by migrant workers bringing in the Black Plague into Lincolnshire in 1300s (I think). The gardens are lovely and the head gardener is a nice man who gave us a wealth of info. Besides gardening for England he is on the ‘talking’ team *smile*


So all in all we had a nice week away and look forward to our 2nd free week there later in the year to try out the lovely Indian restaurant in North Somercotes. We did read a lot of books and generally chill whilst here as a lot to do on site if the weather is good! The pool when not!


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By keef & annie, Jun 28 2012 07:10AM

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By keef & annie, Jun 25 2012 08:45AM

Came across this great wealth of info for Motorhome travellers like you and I. Especially found the article on tolls in Norway helpful but there are many more.


Why not give Motorhome Planet a look?


Let us know if there are sites you would like to recommend, thanks


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