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Going Away.... by Spursfan on 30 August 2008 10:22pm
...but don't stress, people - I'll be back Tuesday afternoon!!

We are going away with Tosun in the motorhome tomorrow morning until Tuesday.

We are going....26 MILES!! Dovedale in the Peak District actually. ;)

I could do with a break as I haven't been well and also there should be some great walks for Tosun - if it doesn't rain (the weather forecast is for rain rain rain - but I have books to read and puzzle books to do - and anyway we have the TV and dvds!!)!

So see you all on Tuesday (I MAY be on briefly in the morning).


Re: Going Away.... by suzulu on 31 August 2008 12:42am
Have a lovely time and hope you feel better for the break.

Behave? Of course we will! ;)
Re: Going Away.... by Lounge Trekker on 31 August 2008 1:35am
Enjoy yourself Anne. All the ladies accuse me of it...you're the first to ask me to beknave.

Dyslexic Trekker
Re: Going Away.... by johnnythemonkey on 31 August 2008 7:37am
Has she gone yet ? SSShhh........old bat !

I know you've got bat ears Anne, so enjoy your break.
Motorhome ? You would'nt catch Hyacinth in one of those !
Re: Going Away.... by Spursfan on 31 August 2008 8:52am
Caught you!!!!
Old bat indeed!

And the motorhome is mainly Tosun's so he can have holidays and things.


We're off in just over an hour!!

Re: Going Away.... by peripatetically on 31 August 2008 12:25pm
Re: Going Away.... by kazzzz on 31 August 2008 12:47pm
Re: Going Away.... by geordiegirl on 31 August 2008 6:36pm
As I write, you'll be in the Peaks, Anne - they're LOVELY but they do get a lot of rain, don't they- but oh the air, the freshness, the scenery...enjoy!
Re: Going Away.... by Spursfan on 3 September 2008 10:06am
I'm back!!

We had a lovely, chilled out, time! Yes it did rain and we didn't do a lot except walk Tosun, but it was lovely to get away.

We were just outside Ashbourne and yesterday we left there about 11 a.m. and went on to a place called Carsington Water. It was gorgeous there, with nature walks and things. We took Tosun a lovely long walk, and he was also able to paddle in the water (he will only go in if he can actually WALK in - no jumping in for him!!). We went back to the 'van for about an hour for a cup of coffee and a snooze (husband) and to read (me) then we had another lovely walk.


We left, and drove back homewards. Just past Ashbourne, at about 3.50 p.m., the husband says 'the clutch is gone', so he had to find a layby to pull into so we could ring the AA (well it was a bit scary because of all the hills, luckily we found a layby before we had to climb one!!).

We were stuck in that layby until about 6.30! Quite comfy though, and I read my book and did a crossword. It was pouring down though, and at one point it thundered, so poor Tosun was trembling!

At last the AA man fixed it (there was a spare clutch cable in the 'van when we bought it - hurray!!) and we drove home - arriving AT LEAST 3 hours later than we could have done.

Re: Going Away.... by suzulu on 3 September 2008 10:17am
Glad you had a great time, Anne, apart from the breakdown!

Carshington Water looks a pretty place.
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