Well we have just got back from a week in North Norfolk. We initially set out for a one night stopover in March at a site we have used before, Fourwinds Leisure. This proved an unexpected surprise as two of the wardens we have met before at a more local site four years ago. Well the gang enjoyed the grass before we continued on our travels into north Norfolk.
Our stop for the week was at a site called Creake Meadows, about 4 miles north of Fakenham just on the southern limits of the village South Creake.
All I can say is that Tracey and Dan have created a 5 star site, the toilet block was immaculate with a great kitchen area to the rear, the information hut was superb with loads of facilities.
(For more on the site check out http://www.creakemeadows.co.uk/index.html)
Although the site is adult only if you dont have children and want to explore the North Norfolk Coast I cant recommend this site enough.
The gang enjoyed their stay on this site, sometimes getting too carried away with munching the local grass.
All of the Pitches have there own picnic table and the electric hook up had alongside it your drinking water and a TV aerial point, suffice it to say TV reception was rather good.
We did have one escapade though as Twinkle tried to emulate the inmates of Colditz and tried to burrow her way out of the run. Astro was also rather frisky as well and really munching well considering he was due to see Simon for his Dental once we were back.
We did have to be careful with the gang though as we were aware of local Buzzards, Tracey had lost a couple of her free range Chickens (the eggs were amazing) to Red Kites and there was a local Barn Owl.
If we get the chance to return to North Norfolk this is one site that will be top of the list to stay at.
As we hadn’t got away for Whitsun we were invited to join some friends away for the first weekend in June. Well I “had” to attend UK Games Expo at the NEC on the Saturday so we ended up at a small site near Tamworth. The piggies started getting excited as they saw the usual flurry of activity as we got the van ready and then the appearance of their 2 carry boxes. Unfortunately due to inclement weather they got little grass time.
However, the following weekend, as it would have been Sue’s moms 90th had she still been with us we decided on a second weekend away.
On this occasion we decided to re visit a local site we had last been to in 2014 near Weston Park. We weren’t disappointed and neither were the piggies.
From the pics you can see that Astro was getting his revenge on Nova for the many times Nova has lent against him or sat on him when he was nicely snuggled in a fleece.
The site was Upper Borckhurst Farm http://www.bradford-estates.co.uk/upper-brockhurst-farm-campsite and well worth a visit for some peace and tranquility.
Okay trying to catch up with things, Easter saw us taking our usual break and deciding to go inland and west for a change. This saw us taking the van and gang to Clun on the welsh borders.
The journey was quite easy as the roads to Shrewsbury were familiar and once into Shropshire traffic was light. We missed the turn to the site but an industrial site just up the road enabled a quick u turn and back we went. Getting onto the site involved crossing a cattle grid or two and dodging some sheep.
Although the weather was mild we had damp moments so grass time was limited.
As you can see Twinkle really loves strawberries as well as grass.
Our annual trip to Weymouth began with Katy, the gang and I setting out during the day for the long drive down while Sue was still in work. Lovely pleasant drive in lovely sunny weather arriving in good time and setting up quickly. Sue finally joined us after a train journey via London (cheaper than going through Bristol).
As usual we got the usual welcome from Sheila and Hugh and Blagdon Fruit Farm really is our home from home for the summer.
As the weather was so good we decided the piggies required a bath as they were a bit grubby for two weeks in the van.
Astro had to be placated with some Dill, his favorite.
Despite our ever friendly Buzzards, whose latest offspring came a tad too close at times (like flying over at roof top height) the piggies were not bothered.
As usual though the gang really enjoyed their annual stay at Blagdon Fruit Farm.
Well we fancied a change so we decided to head East to the Fens. Having taken some piggies to a friends in Lakenheath earlier in the year we decided to try somewhere near Ely. So we found a small site near March.
The site itself was lovely and was a really good spot for site seeing. It was also great for the gang with plenty of grass. Our only problem was flies as we were near a number of potato farms.
But the gang were not discouraged
Well the first blog of 2016, this Easter with our new girl Luna in tow, we decided not to venture too far as we also had a new car.
Yours truly had blown the engine on the trusty Kia Carens so we had to source a new car to tow the caravan. We settled on a Kia C’eed, somewhat sporty to tow a caravan but on paper it should be capable. So looking for somewhere not too far away but at least a 90 minute drive away to test the car we settled on the Forest of Dean.
We found a site at Blaisdon in the sites book which seemed ideal so we set off. Blaisdon Meadows caravan and camping site, like many we use this is a Certified Site for members of the Camping and Caravan Club (you can join at the site). The reasons we use certified sites is that they are usually quiet (being restricted to no more than 5 caravans) and often in places that are really useful for site seeing.
The site was everything we could have hoped for.
Although the weather was a bit too damp for the piggies they did manage a little bit of grass time.
In the mean time Astro and Twinkle went exploring the facilities and even found a little herb garden for visitors to use.
This is a site we want to go back to.