We have been looking for a new awning, and one came up on the Discovery 3 forum! What on earth has that to do with a trip to Bury you may well ask!
Well the awning was in Glasgow,and having been purchased for half price, the question of delivery arose! As luck would have it Neil, who we bought the Awning from travels to Manchester almost weekly, and his depot was close to another friend, Jeff's, workplace so the awing was dropped off there! Then Jeff took the awning to a Landrover club meeting where he handed it to Robert!
Well we had a trip planned to visit Robert and Cathy in Bury!
So having had the caravan serviced, and had the news it was damp we zoomed up the M5 and M6, where when we got to Burrs country park CC Roert Cathy and Dennis were there to meet us! Dennis is a 15 week old Bernese Mountain Dog.
We were soon set up, with Robert helping me put up the new awning which is a Kampa 260 Rally. Well I must say that the awning is a real improvement on our ultra cheap ones that we have had before!
On the Friday we all went to the great British food festival at Stonyhurst College, which I have to say was very good,with plenty of samples available! We came home with a bag of Salamia, olives and various pies! Everywhere we went people wanted to stroke Dennis as he is just one big ball of fluff at the moment, and is adored by everybody.
On Saturday we went into Bury, armed with our shopping list, and came away with all sorts of bits and pieces. That evening we went to the Church Inn,which was just outside Bury, and had an amazing dinner! A starter of Hash brown, Black pudding and a poached egg was real Master chef stuff.
On Sunday Robert and I went to a camping Mega store,where we looked rather than bought! We then went up to Roberts for an excellent Sunday lunch.
We cleared up and left on the Monday morning, having a very slow run home caused by major road works on the M6.
Another excellent few days with Robert and Cathy!