Just a quick one….

I just can’t resist an innuendo. Anyway, the summer holidays are almost upon us – for those of us that work at a certain private school on the south coast anyway. Next Friday will see my 340th (ish) trip to Eastbourne and then it’s all over until the end of August. It’s been another busy school year with lots and lots of overtime – and miles - clocked up.

Which means of course, it’s nearly Patsy time! Yes!

We’re staying this side of the channel again this year, mainly thanks to my cousin’s youngest getting married at the beginning of August, so the trips has been planned around that. We’re starting off in Oxfordshire, in the southern tip of the Cotswolds in Burford at Wysdom Touring Park before moving up to Moreton-in-Marsh for the first of the year’s Twittercamps. It will be great to catch up with the regular but there will be some new faces there too which we’re very much looking forward to meeting. Hopefully it will be warm enough to sit out but if not there’s plenty of pubs a short walk away!

Next is a return visit to Llwynifam Farm near Llanelli in South Wales. Attentive Legs Down readers may recall that we stopped here on the way to Ireland a few years back. It’s a cracking site with terrific pitches offering wonderful view and great facilities as well. Hopefully too we will at last get to meet up with fellow caravanner and blogger Paul who lives just up the road from the site. There might be a beer or two involved…

We head back east next to Longleat for a week – another new site for us, although we’ve already been lucky enough to meet wardens Gail & Mark. Looking forward to catching up with them again. Beer? Quite possibly!

Then it’s probably the longest trundle of the trip, over to Essex to Woodpecker Meadow just outside Colchester. It has electric hook ups, a shower and toilet and is fifteen quid a night. We’re there for two weeks which will include the wedding but also a trip to Southend to catch up with Richard Burgess and his team at the Cover4Caravans head office.

After the wedding we head up to Norfolk, a few miles southeast of Kings Lynn to Narborough Fisheries with my cousin Andy and wife Janet. We’ve got a week here and I’m very much looking forward to some time with them

The return journey south begins at Fields End In Cambridgeshire with the final stop of the trip at Ashridge Farm in Hertfordshire. This was on the list for our December trip after Commons Wood but as you may recall, with the sad passing of Trev’s Mum we had to bypass it and head straight to Cambridge.

So, there it is our summer tour. Eight sites in eight counties in eight weeks – the 888 tour. Blogs, site tours, reviews, natters and more throughout. Come along for the ride – it should be fun – weather permitting….

888 tour

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