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    A Guide To Using The Gallery

    By TimDev

    The Gallery is a free tool available to all members of Caravan Talk to let you upload and share your photos.   We have recently updated the Gallery tool to remove most upload restrictions and photo limits so we should now be able to add high quality pics of our favourite holidays and towcars without having to resize images etc. ..   To celebrate and help introduce the gallery to those unfamiliar with it, here's a quick guide on how to add your own albums and photos using the Gallery:  
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Time For Another Winter In Spain - Part 4

Sunday. ..........I had planned on leaving Seville today but last night my daughter texted me and said that heavy rain was forecast for during the night but Sunday would have clear skies and all-day sun. Within the hour the rain started, and made a deafening noise on the caravan roof. But by the early hours the rain had ceased and the moon was shining through clearing skies. Maybe the forecast was going to be right.   After an early breakfast, I packed up some lunch and set off for Seville

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Jaydug

Time For Another Winter In Spain Part 3

Camping Villsom is a wooded site, although some pitches are more open. The terrain is sandy, consequently it's easily transferred from shoes to car or caravan. It does however drain quickly after rain. There's only the one toilet and shower block which has obviously been recently refurbished and is of a high standard. I was surprised to see the open air swimming pool still functional. But maybe not – it was 20C when I arrived. So far I've only been able to find two water points. Without a

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Jaydug

Time For Another Winter In Spain - Part 2

Wednesday. ..............This morning I tried giving the impeller a turn but to no avail. All connections within the block were good, so I dug out another pump which I carry as a spare. It isn't a Whale but it produces a reasonable supply. Until such time as I arrive at El Pino it will suffice and then I will get a new one sent out.   Camping Internacional de Aranjuez is listed as a Cat 1 site. Maybe it was a few years ago, but it's now beginning to lose it's gloss. The shower and toilet

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Jaydug

Time For Another Winter In Spain. Part 1

After a such a lovely Indian summer at the end of October, it was unfortunate having cold and wet days in which to prepare for my departure. So it was that when it was time to get the van moved out and on to my drive, it had to be done in the rain.   Although my sailing wasn't due to leave until 22. 30 on Sunday 2nd of November, I decided to begin my 70 mile journey whilst it was still light. The drive down the A3 was uneventful and done in fairly light traffic. In spite of having five hou

Jaydug

Jaydug

Some Of The Jobs This Season

Not posted on here for a while but had another great season in this caravan.   Season started on 1st March 2014. All was well over the winter.   The worst part of my life in a long time let alone the season was having to put my dog to sleep on 13th March 2014. I have a small memorial up at the caravan with a plaque made by our friends son and a few plants and lights, will get some pics up sometime. I still can't actually read through all the messages I got on my Facebook or at some pics

mechs

mechs

Is This Siberia?

Have you ever thought something was a really good idea only to realise, beyond the point of no return, just what a numpty you really are?               When I chose this property uppermost in my mind was; imminent old age, one level living, ease of maintenance and the ability to lock up and go.   FOOLISH WOMAN!   Here I am 9 months later and with Winter fast approaching, persevering outside to catch the planting season or suffer another year of barren vistas.   To achieve this

T00ts

T00ts

I Love All Other Road Users!

I was just popping to the shops a couple of days ago and encountered a very stroppy 'lady' and have quietly seethed ever since.       There is a junction which for the left turner from the main road is just plain nasty. It's far less than 90 degrees and narrow narrow narrow to boot, so those of us that live nearby are more than aware of the problem should anything larger than a mini attempt to take the corner. They always cross the line, so as a result those of us in the know hug the near

T00ts

T00ts

Oh Boy I'm All Woman!

Well today I broke all the rules. My Dad brought me up with the words:- 'Darling be strong, I never want you to feel reliant on a man'. Bless him at the time I thought he had a problem since I was very much a girl and only 12yrs old, but over the years his words have rung in my ears together with the comment 'For goodness sake stop thinking like a woman!'.   I have tried to live up to his expectations, and to some degree have succeeded but today I succumbed.   Some of you may have seen my

T00ts

T00ts

Traffic Congestion – Year 1921 Style.

Browsing in a charity shop a few weeks ago, I came across a book of old photographs. I was so fascinated by one of the photos that I couldn't resist whipping out my camera and taking a copy. It shows the traffic congestion along the London Road towards Epsom on Derby Day in 1921. Are all those crowds pedestrians, or are they out of their vehicles because traffic was at a standstill? They still have five miles to go before they reach the racecourse.   The reason for my excitement was that I

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Jaydug

A Few Days At Blackhorse Farm

Since the days of Townsend Thoresen I've been passing through the Port of Dover three or four times each year, but not until last week have I stood on the top of the White Cliffs and looked down on the scene below. Having recently prepared a new car for towing, I wanted an opportunity for a short tow and a few days in the caravan. I decided on the 70 mile drive from home down the M20 to the Caravan Club's Blackhorse Farm near Folkestone. Being close to the Tunnel and also to Dover, the site i

Jaydug

Jaydug

It's Getting Tough!

My little luvbug that needs so much tlc sits there in the sun with an accusing expression which simply adds to my feeling of frustration and inadequacy.       Oh I know what you'll say; 'Rome wasn't built in a day' but the way it's going it'll be til the end of time.   I shouldn't moan since in the scheme of things it's really small fry but having moved and downsized in January and gutted my new abode the builders have gone and now it's down to me. So please forgive me if for a few mom

T00ts

T00ts

Rougham

Continuing with this blog, I have just returned home from our last event at RAF Rougham in Bury St. Edmonds, home to many B17 American pilot during the Second World War. The Tower still stands today and is a memorial to the men and women that served their during those dark days, this should differently be on your list of places to visit if you ever find yourself around there.   As I was working the whole of the weekend with the show I didn't get off site to explore this area so apologies if

Digger_07

Digger_07

How To Plan A Caravan Holiday

What better way to get through the first cold, grey weeks of the year than by planning a caravan holiday? Often, organising a holiday can be as enjoyable as going on one – so take your time, make a nice cup of tea and enjoy.   If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few tips: When: perhaps you are limited by your job or family commitments, or you simply prefer to travel in the warmer weather. Location, location, location: from the stunning scenery of the Lake District to the beauty a

CoachmanCaravans

CoachmanCaravans

East Kirkby

Well I thought I would do this blog on caravanning with a difference, we all like to go to sites with all the facilities in fact my wife won't consider anything else. Now it is no secret that my other passion besides caravanning is model flying, I won't rant on about that because that is not what this blog is about.   This May bank holiday I helped set up and run one of our model flying event at East Kirkby in the heart of Lincolnshire. This is a fantastic place to visit and is just down th

Digger_07

Digger_07

Spring Tour 2014

Our Motorhome was all packed and we were raring to go. The Sun was out as we left home, what a difference it makes. We were heading for Whitby and on the way we stopped off at Runswick Bay for a walk and a bite of lunch, we then carried on along the Coast to Sandsend where we stopped again to make the most of the lovely sunny weather. We were staying at the North Yorkshire Moors, Caravan Cub Site a nice quiet site situated 6 miles from Whitby. We had a chilled evening and enjoyed a gentl

MEG55

MEG55

Oh My! What Have I Done?

Life as I knew it ended back in January. I am now in a completely different life typing this on my new tablet which in itself is a whole new learning curve!             The builders (more really nice men) tell me that they will invade my space at the beginning of May but as is my way I hate to delegate when I could DIY. My lovely new neighbours may well have decided that I am completely bonkers although so far they have abstained from commenting to me but I have noticed some strange lo

T00ts

T00ts

Caravan And Motorhome Worktop Damage Repairs

I have seen on this site as well as many other similar sites people have been having problems with Caravan and Motorhome worktop dents caused by items falling out of units above while in transit.   There is also a few solutions being offered which I myself do Not advise, One is the use of Colourfill filler which is mainly used for small chips and joining sections of Kitchen workops together and is Not really suitable for a Caravan or Motorhome worktop dents as it will shrink through time.

A Single Summer Season

Well, it was not to be. Not yet, at least. What had been planned as the start of a whole new way of life, stretching forward through the years and the countries, isn’t going to happen now. Fate laughs in the face of plans. We know that, yet we keep on making them. After a single, wonderful season living on board our Senator Arizona, coming to love both the caravan and the lifestyle, it’s all change again.   It looks like the next couple of years will be spent in the Middle East in a hig

RagDoll

RagDoll

Some Updates

Last couple of weeks have been doing a couple of bits to the caravan. I wanted to jazz up the butterflies a bit and was going to paint some detail on but opted for some sticky gems. Maybe not last but have been ok for 3 weeks now.   After giving it a wash with Silky. Much needed! And also dolled it up by putting it's skirt on!   In between however we had to get our beloved dog put to sleep on 13th March so decided to make a memorial for him at the caravan as w

mechs

mechs

Caravan Conversion To Tea And Cakes For Little Welsh Girl Out In The Sticks?

Compass Omega   This is our little caravan, we have had a few nights away in it and it’s a great little van, but I live in Barmouth, out in the sticks and apart form working in the care sector, which I have done, big money taken for clients for little or no care, I am tired, tired, tired of working for OTHER people, and I am looking into changing my caravan into a small catering van.   The window which seems obvious to use a serving hatch, is actually too low and would make serving uncomfo

BarmouthBelle

BarmouthBelle

Time For The Off - Part 12

This part 12 will bring my blog to an end,   Our hopes for an early arrival at Portsmouth on Sunday evening were dashed when the Captain announced a “short” delay because another ship had still not left his berth In fact instead of arriving at 5. 0pm. , we didn't begin unloading until 6. 30. Unlike the short sea crossings where passport control is done in France, on the western routes, immigration and customs are carried out at Portsmouth, causing a further delay before getting on with the jo

Jaydug

Jaydug

Time For The Off - Part 11

Sunday. Is it really 14 weeks since I arrived here at Torrox? Today it's time to take down the awning and start packing. I'm not leaving here until Wednesday but Monday's weather doesn't look at all promising – 40% chance of rain and far too much of a risk getting the awning soaked at the last minute. So by 08. 30 this morning with waste water emptied and the Aquaroll filled, I made a start on cleaning and moving all the cooking equipment from the awning. The microwave went into the van. Th

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Jaydug

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