Day 4

Steve and abby invited us over for a BBQ last night which was well needed and appreciated. We settled down for our first night in the camper. Well, me and Kate were still having words so we slept in separate beds (!? Good job we had a super viking!)
This morning got even worse as it started to rain and our gaffa taped pop top windows weren’t quite as water proof as we’d hoped. Internal gaffa and a couple of beach towels bailed us out although some of the foam had got wet. Kids ok though but with it raining, it was all getting too much for Kate.
Was basic living really this hard? Had we completely lost touch? Expectations, stress and effort. The transition from our accepted world to this was stretching us massively and I was pretty disgusted with myself.
After a heart to heart and us doing the basic things like getting showered and cooking pasta and sauce and sorting and organising our stuff, we felt a lot more positive.
We worked out how to keep dry using my dad’s extra ground sheet he’d chucked in, a washing line and kate’s climbing skills. The awning had stayed up and attached with our improvisations. But was this a holiday or a test? I hoped it was turning into a holiday.
There was a party at steve and abby’s mum and dad’s place and Kate had gone to the supermarket as me and the lads went for a walk to the party. It should be good tonight.

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6 Comments on "Day 4"

  1. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    22/08/2009 at 6:30 pm Permalink

    The ground sheet was not big enough – damn!

    I love all you lot – you are my heroes.


  2. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    22/08/2009 at 6:33 pm Permalink

    Once, I stayed up all night hanging on to the frame of the tent in Southern France – the big winds ‘le mistral’ – threatened to blow us away.

    You slept through the whole thing GWYNFOR!!!

  3. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    22/08/2009 at 7:32 pm Permalink


    A Medical friend says – looks like a sting – ‘have you got antihistamines – Piriton?

    It might help they say – buy over the counter.

    You brave chap!
    I would have given up by now!!


  4. Mark
    23/08/2009 at 12:09 pm Permalink

    Ol’ Gwyn. Thinks he’s Ben Fogle! You didn’t want a boring trip anyway did you? Hope the knee feels better!

  5. Steve le Bielby
    23/08/2009 at 3:53 pm Permalink

    Everything has gone all quiet hear. The locals have been talking about some noisy English leaving the village this morning like a scene from National Lampoon French Vacation.

    Hope you make it to Walley World.

    Good to see all of you

  6. Mum & Dad
    23/08/2009 at 8:10 pm Permalink

    Good to get youre diary of EVENTS!! Hope “things” are better now and that the
    sun is shining. It,s all character building – you’ll come back stronger!!!!!!
    Missing you already. Weve just got back from Aberdovey. Good weekend,
    weather mixed. Hope Iv,e done this right!!???
    Keep in touch and have loads of fun and keep the sense of humour going
    Love Mum & Dadxx

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