Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Weather looks good so off we went again!

No date yet for Lizzies op, so as the weather looked set fair for the weekend, we decided on a short trip.  Settled on the Cotswolds again, so I rang Greenacres Farm CL to see if they had space, no luck there but their neighbouring CL, Greenacres had room. This site is the other side of the farmhouse and has hard standings, EHU and water on each pitch.
Lizzie had a blood test on Friday morning, so off for that, then into the wine merchants and Lidl for supplies, collect the caravan and we were away!  Zoe was at work so we left her a note to say that we would be back sometime!  As she was working all weekend, we knew the house was OK. Off up the A46, and to a burger van for lunch! Yum Yum!
A rather noisy run up to Bibury, as the steering pump is on its way out on the Freelander2, going to be replaced next week!  More expense!

Found the site easilly and pitched up!  Nice and warm, but too many wasps!  Pleasant evening with salmon done on the cadac.
Our Pitch

Saturday  started beautifully so after Brunch, it was into Cirencester for retail therapy!  Drove into the main street and unbelievably there was an empty parking space!  Parked up and discovered it was limited to one hour, unless you have a blue badge when you can park for three hours.So Lizzie put her blue badge in the window.Sometimes the badge is very useful!  Spent some pleasant time wandering the shops and Lizzie started on Christmas shopping!  Nothing like being organised!

Back for Dinner, prawn cocktail tonight followed by Steak!  Had to eat it inside as the wasps were a total menace. Discovered Mossie spirals in the cupboard, and wonder of wonders the wasps hated them.  When one flew into the awning they just did an immeadiate U turn and were gone.

Sunday was again a cracking day so it was down to Lechlade where the christmas shop was open!  More wonga spent by Lizzie!  I suspect that she thinks that I have personal money tree! I wish!
Decided on the traditional roast for dinner!  It really is quite easy in a caravan oven, just seems to take twice as long!  I don't mind watching things cook if I have a large glass of Pinot in my hand.  Dinner finished cooking and then the oven would not turn off, so I had to head for the main gas tap!   Thankgoodness for long term warranties. we are certainly getting our money's worth!

A couple of views of the site, unfortunately taken in the rain on Monday morning!

Then the weather broke!  It rained so hard on Sunday night!  Breakfast, for the first time ever was cooked on the hob in the caravan rather than on the Cadac or in the oven as it was still raining  Still tasted good though!  Then a gentle clear up, before heading back to storeage.

Would reccomend Greenacres CL and Greenacres Farm CL. Greenacres has nine pitches, although the 5 caravan rule is strictly enforced, so only 5 are in use at any one time.. This enables the owners to keep the site in tip top condition!

Where next?   Well watch this space!

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