Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Happy Camper

So much to be done, so much to tell. Where to start??

Think I will have to do some bite size chunks, and just try to tell as much as I can. Think there will also have to be teasers - as much as anything, to make sure I come back to tell...

So, Ruby... Well after her escapade last post, she is now sat in her favourite garage awaiting repair. Luckily, it looks as though the insurance will pay for most of the work (keep your fingers and whatever else crossed). So that's not too bad, and at least nobody was hurt - most important!

But, we think we are going to sell her. This decision hasn't been made because of the fire, we were already thing about it, but it has sort of pushed us into making a decision sooner rather than later. Ruby has been a big part of our lives for the past five years - but it is now time for us to move on, and for somebody else to have some enjoyment from her. Ruby has taken us to many places - places we may not have been to if we didn't have her. We've been to Cornwall many times, obviously, to the Devon coast, Dorset, the New Forest, Suffolk and Norfolk - to name but a few places. We've had many rides into the Cotswolds, to Stratford and Evesham, and also onto the beach at Weston-Super-Mare(that's a story all by itself!) So the time is coming to say goodbye. She will be got back into good working order, spruced up, and then (hopefully) go to live with somebody else who will also have some adventures. There are some plans afoot for Ruby's swansong - but that is definitely for another post, some time later this year, I think.

The picture at the top shows Ruby just outside Evesham in September 2007 - we stopped overnight on the way to Vanfest. The girls slept in the pink tent, and that's me, just walking back to the van - now doesn't that look lovely?

So, what are we going to do for our holidays? Our summer trips to Cornwall? We're going to get a tent!! We're going to be Happy Campers, once again! And I'm looking forward to it - I love camping.

Onto another little project - I've started to crochet a blanket! Inspired by this post I decided that Ruby needed a granny square blanket. So, using these fabulous instructions I jumped straight in. After a (very) wobbly first square, I started to get into the rhythm of the crochet, and amassed a fairly decent pile of squares while we were on holiday. Alas, I haven't been quite so productive since I got home - I need to make a new habit of crochet in the evenings, I think. No pics yet, I think I'll keep those for an update post...

I also have another little project still to be finished off, from the crop last Saturday. So I'll leave that for another post - promises, promises!

back soon (ahem!)

sarah x

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