Holiday catch up….

Monday,

Paul drove us the 5 hours down to Collumpton in Devon, where we stayed at Forrest Glade Holiday park. It was horrendous on the way down. The rain reminded us of what it was like in August heading to the koi show. 

I did attempt a little drive, from Tesco to the site. But it wasn’t nice. Even turning the wheel hurt. This hasn’t been any fun at all these past few weeks. I want things to get back to normal. 

Here’s a video of the rain…. https://vimeo.com/77663748

First night in the van was great though. Reminded me what it was like on the riverside when we lived in a caravan. The rain bounced off the roof, all night. It was exhilarating. 

Although the bed was a nightmare. My hip and my back ached all night. I knew there was a reason I paid £1500 for a special mattress. To get a nights sleep. But I was surprised to find my arm took a step backwards too. It really hurt. I wasn’t sure if it was the 5 min of driving though. So…. but need I say, I didn’t get to do any more. Hubby was a star and he drove all the time. 

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The van from outside 🙂 

Tuesday, 

Took a drive and a walk around in the rain to Collumpton 🙂 It was nice and wet. lol But I bought Bobby a little treat, a cat ball with a bell in it. (which he doesn’t like yet though) 

 

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Hubby relaxing after some meds 🙂

Wednesday, 

Today we went to Honiton, the sun was out and it was lovely 🙂 Did lots of chilling out as hubby’s full of a cold now. So he’s suffering, as men do. Shame. He’s all cute when he’s like this. 

 

Thursday, 

We went to visit Chris at ACM koi 🙂 Was so lovely to see him and his new Koi house. His fish are amazing and really vibrant. Tonight was the only night we allowed ourselves to go out. Cash has been tight so it was great to be out, but didn’t want to go to mad. Dinner was great. Went to ‘Keepers Cottage’ we’ve been there a few times over the last fifteen years. 

 

Friday, 

 

We were up early to finish packing. And it was almost a much easier drive home. Got stuck in three accidents on the Motorways. With not a mention on the radio about the last which was a major one. Tail backs for miles. Took us just as long to get home as it was going as we were stuck for 40 mins in it. Driving past the carnage I felt so sorry for the people involved. Really not a nice situation to be involved in, and I can only hope there were no fatalities. 

 

Got home and mostly unpacked, jobs done. All animals cleaned, fed and watered. It made a nice afternoon, to get to kip in our own bed too. 🙂 

 

So now, Sunday and I’ve managed to catch up on some things. Mum cleaned some of the house while we were away. And she had the cheek to say how mucky it was…. duh I’ve had a broken arm, try cleaning one handed… But it was nice that she did it and looked after all our pets too. Love her to bits. 

 

I have physio again tomorrow, not looking forward to it. But at least back in my own bed it’s not hurting quite as much. I can get some normal amount of sleep if I can call it that. 

 

Onwards, and soon to be in november, eek where has this year gone. 

 

Speak soon. 

 

Dawn 

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