John Wasn't
Sixty Years


I have been spending the last few days cogitating on the plot for my NaNoWriMo challenge. See here for details of the challenge:- I've almost completed the storyline in my head! I had three possible stories to choose from but I decided to play safe and write about my Faerie Dragons!!! I have also downloaded a useful looking book to my kindle So I am going to do my homework this afternoon!!

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Travels 2011 
I have decided to stop ‘faffing’ about and get on with my Blog.
A little often is better than nothing at all so my Other Half tells me! :-oo We have had a brilliant summer (Well NOT weather wise) travelling in our Minniebago. We set off in April with a visit to Mendip Height Caravan and camping club site – Brilliant cider and home baked Croissants are offered here. Plus I get to mooch around the town of Glastonbury which I love for its very interesting shops and characters!

After Glastonbury it was onto Bryn Gloch in Wales to meet up with other Bongonauts (Mazda bongo owners like ourselves) The weather for Wales was amazing – and the location of the campsite was good. Yes it was out in the sticks but scenery was lovely! We hoped the weather was a sign of things to come!;)
Now all I need to do is to work out how to get sensible sized pics on here!

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Off on our Travels for 2010  
Sunday the 11th of April dawned reasonably well and our Bongo had been fettled and packed the previous two days so we were off! We enjoyed a really quiet drive to Hinton Ampner where we stopped for coffee then onwards to Mendips Camping and Caravan Site just outside the lovely little village of Priddy. We claimed a pitch and enjoyed a cup of tea and a sandwich before heading off for an afternoon drive through Castle Cary and Wincanton. Afternoon tea was taken at our favourite view point of Deer Leap.

It has a panoramic view of Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels

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Where did the Summer Go? 

Sitting here listening to the fireworks and the rain battering against the window it seems like summer is a long distant memory! We spent three weeks in the July and August touring Scotland, travelling all the way up to John O'Groats and the Isle of Skye. Our trusty Bongo didn't miss a beat, the weather was reasonably kind to us for the first two weeks but it went rapidly downhill the third week.

Skye was beautiful we found a lovely bay to wild camp in and the sunset that evening was stunning. Whilst on the island I visited the Shilasdair yarn company Geoff did a panorama inside the shop in which you can see what an ‘Aladdin’s Cave it was. The camping and Caravan club site on skye is right on the shore of Loch Greshornish.

We also spent a couple of nights at the Rosmarkie campsite on the shore of a half-moon bay on the Moray Firth which is a wonderful spot for Dolphin watching.

John O'Groats was so commercialised and really a disappointment. The shops were full of cheap foreign souvenirs. But I am determined to go back and take the ferry to the Orkneys.

As the weather began to worsen we rapidly headed Southwards calling in at Oban and Moffat on our way home. In all we covered over 2,500 miles so it was no surprise to find the bongo needed new brake pads!

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Bongo Bash 2009 

Thursday saw us heading towards the annual gathering of Bongos at Lickhill Manor in Stourport. Read More...

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