John Wasn't
Sixty Years

Bongoliers are we! 
We have now 'gathered more of the necessities for our Minniebago and Geoff has taken his first Panorama of the inside of her.
(Doesn't Geoff look a happy chappy - perhaps it's something to do with his lack of feet! =)))
So last weekend we ventured out in Minnie to stay overnight near Swanage. We couldn't have chosen a better weekend weather wise. On the way there we decided to call Read More...

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The large gap in blog entries is because we now have our motor home and we have been busy getting all the bits and bobs!
It's not so much a Winnebago - more a Minnebago! (Thanks Ian for the suggestion -she suits the name Minnie!)
Well actually she is a Ford Freda AKA Mazda Bongo.
I must admit to exaggerating a little (OK quite a lot!) in my last blog but I'm not called Evil Edna for nothing! *-))))))G

The Japanese certainly know how to produce and look after their cars if we had bought a 10-year-old British Car, it would not have electric blinds, electric windows, and mirrors that tuck themselves away, and it would not have been so well cared for with only 42k miles on the clock.

I am now busy learning a whole new language, Grey Water, Zig unit, awnings and figure of eights! But I must say Im really chuffed with it, the beds seem comfy, I will confirm that when we have had our first night bongoing!
The fridge is keeping our drinks nice and cool and the driving of it is so easy so far! Lets just hope the price of petrol doesn't keep climbing at the rate it has recently!

The photo above was taken at the top of Portsdown hill - a beautiful view over Portsmouth and the Solent.

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Summer is on it's way. 

Summer is on its way at last. I recently took the above pano of the very colourful beach huts along the seafront at Hove. For those of you who know us, NO that is not Geoff jogging along the seafront!

The other sign that summer is on its way is that we went out today and purchased a motor home. It is being 'bespoke' (so to speak) at present and Read More...

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Snow in Sussex 

Well after visiting Lancashire and admiring the snow up there it must have 'followed us home' to Sussex. Last Sunday we had quite a covering here in Worthing. But by time we went out on Monday it had already started disappearing from the downs. The above pano was taken from 'Jack and Jill' windmills to the north of Brighton. Today I've been out in the garden putting in my Sweet Peas and it was really warm in the sun . This weather is really unpredictable. I do like the way the press have stopped using the phrase global warming and have replaced it with the phrase climate change. I'm sorry but I for one am not convinced - I really don't think the records go back far enough for anyone to say that there is any significant changes. It is generally agreed that there have been three mini ice ages, beginning about 1650, about 1770, and 1850, each separated by slight warming intervals, but the scientists are still arguing and debating about those! I love the comment I heard the other day that weather forecasters are the only people who continually mess up their jobs but still manage not to get sacked! Me I'll just carry on taking the weather as it comes!

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Back From Lancashire 

We have not long returned from a visit to Lancashire and whilst there we also enjoyed travelling round Yorkshire Derbyshire & Cumbria. There was just a light dusting of snow which wasn't enough to stop us exploring but as you can see from above did add to the scenic beauty of the places visited. The wind was biting at times and as they say in Lancs it was a 'lazy' wind - went straight through you instead of round! It bought back memories of my Mum trudging me around Chorley Market to get her bargains whilst I complained constantly how cold I was, she must have had some patience! Whenever I say to people down here in Sussex that I am visiting Lancashire their eyes glaze over and they don't look impressed at all but it will never stop me enthusing about the place. The countryside is beautiful, the markets are PROPER markets, the cost of living is still cheaper,(Just!) and the people are friendlier! Just wish it was a bit warmer but you can't have everything.

We also visited Worden Park in Leyland which was the inspiration for my Dragon Story in the hope I could get some more inspiration and continue the story!!! I really must - so watch this space. Trouble is I must become more disciplined in my writing, I easily become distracted and I like to think that the housework shopping etc is done before I sit down to write.

I'm off to get myself in the right frame of mind!

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