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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

On Campervans and Stags

We had a great day out yesterday at the NEC in Birmingham.  It was the Caravan & Motorhome Show.  It never ceases to amaze me how big and bold the enormous RV's (recreational vehicles for the uninitiated!) have become.  How they can be driven around some of the narrower roads is quite beyond me. This one, a double axle giant, has a storage compartment big enough for a couple of bikes.




But this was my favourite....



A lovely VW camper.  It's so sweet! and a lovely sunshine yellow colour, but not mine at this price, I'm afraid...



You can even buy a camper van with an electric engine but they are so very pricey and you don't buy the battery outright, you have to hire it at a cost of £61 per month so it's not a cheap option...



We took some bottled water with us and some snacks and were actually offered (and gratefully accepted) 3 free coffees each throughout the day.  We worked out that we spent 8 hours walking around so no wonder our legs ached by 6pm!  As usual, we came away with some literature and found these in the bottom of the plastic carrier bags....




Now I love a good pen, these free ones should last us a while and the waisted ones are very comfortable to hold.

Christmas Cards

I have made a good start on my cards.  I made this one this morning. The colour in the photo has come out a bit too red as the light was poor but the stag is cut from light brown felt and I stitched his red bow and bell onto him before attaching him to the card with double sided tape and a bit of PVA glue on his legs.  His little bell swings free and jingles.  I think my GS will like him. All elements are from my stash but I reckon the card cost around 30p in materials.  Much cheaper than a bought card.





I know it's a bit late but I'm wondering whether or not to make a Christmas cake this year.  The downside of making one is that I will inevitably eat some, well...ok...a lot!  To bake or not to bake, that is the question...

Does anyone have a recipe containing no calories?? ;-)

Thanks so much for popping in x


4 comments:

  1. We bought a 38 ft rv, after we sold our house,we were living in it while looking for land, but that plan didn't work out, so we sold it just over a year ago, but in the future we would love a little camper, I love your card,so much nicer and better quality than shop bought, I keeping delaying the christmas cake, but going to have to do it soon, not sure what recipe I am going to use though.

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    1. Thanks SL, did you drive your RV around or was it sited? I would be petrified to drive such a big vehicle. Hope you get your little camper soon. Thanks for the kind comment on my card and do keep us posted on the cake front. I LOVE cake!

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    2. Well my husband had a coach licence, so he could drive it, we had it on someones land for a while, but we did take it to Newquay once, its was amazing, two of the sides came out, but yes I was worried when we were driving in it, as it was our home, we lived in it for about a year & half.

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  2. How exciting yet scary that must have been. Perhaps it just wasn't the right time for your plan to come together. Things have a way of sorting themselves out.

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