We’ve had just under a week away and it was too nice to even spend time blogging this time, even with the wireless campsite 🙂
Before we went we had a high maintenence few days, most of which is a blur now but some of which involved me working extremely hard on my new shop which is now, i think, ready for a good old testing before i set it live with a proper advertising campaign.
So if you feel inclined, please do have a wander through my brand new spin off toy site, PlayMerrily… comments, bug reports, reviews and of course orders 😉 will be gratefully received. I’ve got no idea if it will take off at all, so i’ve kept the design of it very minimal at the moment. If it does okay, i expect it will get a revamp next year 😆
Max took the girls out on the sunday and they spent the day at Stowe House and Gardens and then at the Northampton Balloon Festival while i finished off – the result was that i got nearly everything done so we could go away. Phew.
Monday – highly stressful morning in which the passport photo machine expired after 2 sets of photos but swallowed my extra £7 plus sundry other arghnessess, but then a lovely pm playing with the beans over at ours.
TuesdayÂ was a complete nightmare day which i’ve blotted from my memory. It involved passport photos, shopping for holiday essentials, singlehandedly clearing what was left of Gran’s belongings (3 full carloads to the Sally Army), a failed town trip for bedding mats and then a trip over to Helens for passport photo signing (they kindly fed the girls dinner, Sue having had them for some of the day) and then home to pack.
Wednesday we got up early and did the rest of the packing, i placed some stock orders (August has almost, if not quite, matched July in sales which is pleasing but it has been retail death the last few days which might mean i’m not drawing a wage this month 🙄 ) Got in the car and went off to fill the car tyres, where Max noticed that 1 tyre was down to the canvas. Several tyre places later, i remembered that i was told after the wheels were rehung (or whatever) to take it to get the tracking done, hence the 3 tyres that were in fact bald 😳 2 hours and £190 later, we set off for Devon.
Arrived at our lovely campsite at South Breazle, between Okehampton and Launceston. Got fabulous weather again all week. They’d had a tough summer with the weather being so bad but had only had one day when their drains had finally got overwhelmed; was very impressed to discover that not only had they spent all day fixing the afflicted, but they plan to re do the drains in that bit that got overwhelmed this autumn; even then it was only during the rain itself apparently. Such a nice couple 🙂 More on them later 😆
Set up, sorted everyone out, fed people, put the tent up in record time and got sorted. We seemed to be very neatly packed this time, no mess at all. Bargain.