A Load of Nonsense – What’s it all about?

Yes, it’s a sunset! Anyway, by some miracle of the internet or software bug you’ve landed on the front page of my blog called ‘A Load of Nonsense’ – so named with good reason!
20 years ago I started writing my first travel diary, on our first ever trip to Australia. I made notes daily and sent a letter home to Mum & Dad weekly. My diaries and letters are long gone but I’ve done my best to recall that first trip down under here.
My first ‘blog’ came on an escorted tour of Egypt in February 2009 following the purchase of a little netbook. My partner Trev spoke to his Mum daily at home, but with phone calls from Egypt prohibitively expensive I put together some photo’s and text and emailed them to a her and a few people – who seemed to quite enjoy what I was doing.
This continued for all our foreign holidays and cruises and all the blogs I’ve written can now be found over at A Load MORE Nonsense by clicking here.
Since early 2012 we have been caravanning  and here is were you will find the blogs of all our trips, including the marathon 20 part British Isles Tour blog recording our three month trip around the British Isles as almost complete caravanning novices. The links on the bar above will take you to pages for other regions and areas we’ve visited.
An advantage of all this travelling is the extensive ‘research’ that I’ve been able to conduct on my er, hobby. Head over to the Ale Archive for a pictorial record of all the real ale I’ve sampled on our travels.
A recent addition is the Pub Grub Blog. It does what it says - more or less - but expect to see the odd breakfast or afternoon tea spread there too.
I hope you enjoy my random ramblings. I’m well aware that some of my blog entries are better than others, indeed when I start to write one I soon get an idea of whether it’s any good by how easy the words come. I welcome any comment good or bad. You can comment at the bottom of each entry or email me at: aloadofnonsense@gmail.com It would be good to hear from you.
You can also follow me on twitter: @aloadofnonsense, and Facebook: www.facebook.com/aloadofnonsense where you will find updates on what we’re up to when we’re travelling.

Coming soon

Our trips away are dictated  by school holidays – not because we have kids (Christ!) – but because we work for a school. So there are plenty of opportunities to get away.

The February half-term break sees Patsy (our caravan) crossing the water again, but only as far as the Isle of Wight for 5 days preceded by a weekend in Hampshire between Portsmouth and Southampton. We’ve been on a number of day trips and a weekend a few years ago but are looking forward to a longer stay.

Easter is yet to be decided but the half-term holiday at the end of May will see caravanning tweeps - or twittering caravanners and motorhomers converge in the Cotswolds for Twittercamp. The name is slightly misleading as it’s open to, well anyone really, although we all met on social media. It will be at the Moreton-in Marsh Caravan Club site from the 23rd to 31st May. Again, everyone is welcome and many have already booked. Join us for one weekend or the other - during the week, or both. It’s entirely up to you.

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