Trips to London over the New Year aside (which is different because the van only gets used as a bedroom, what with being out in the city for long hours), we usually don't caravan from end of October until Easter because generally it's too cold and wet. I know the van is well insulated and cosy, but it was still a trapse in the cold to the shower block.
Well people, I am hoping that this new van will change all that. It has a full size fixed double bed, so no more battling with the slats every night, but the very bestest of all is the separate washroom at the rear. It has a separate walk in shower cubicle that is more than big enough for me to get my very generous arse into and have a good shower. Loads of elbow room on bog too, so this one gets the dubious pleasure of being used for both number ones and twos.
Both herself and I are itching to get away in her, and with Feb half term looming, the temptation was too good to resist. Now the only problem with this time of year is that many sites are closed, and the ones that are open are fully booked. Finding a site was proving difficult, then I had a brainwave. As the boys were not coming with us the new world of Adults Only sites opened up to us, and unlike sites open to kids, these would not be enjoying the half term rush of other sites.
Some googling and UKCS research saw a front runner emerge, and on Wednesday we are off to http://www.daisy-bank.co.uk/ .
It's a fully serviced pitch for the bargain price of £50 for 3 nights. That means no fetching water or emptying the waste.
So, with the forecast checked (no below zero temperatures forecast) the heating has been on in the van for a few days to ensure the bed is aired out, and we are ready to roll.