Day 164 and we’re finally on holiday for the first time in 2020!!!!

Yesterday blog was a bit of a reminisce so I didn’t tell you that we finally got the Jeep all fixed and ready for holidays by about 5.30pm last night! What a relief… we honestly thought that we weren’t going to get away.

Found this today and love it 😍

So as you can imagine we were plunged into a “we’re not ready to go away” panic…. in my mind anyway. We went to the pub i stead. Alcohol free 🍓 and Lime Kopparberg for me. I love it!!

So I woke at 3.45am and was wide awake until at least 5.15am just kind of packing in my head! As you do…. when Craig woke at half 6 I was apparently snoring my head of… I say apparently well, because I’m a lady and we don’t snore…. 🤦🏻‍♀️

By the time we eventually got up and got moving and had a leisurely coffee it was probably after 9.

In the lovely mug from Michelle!!
There is hope!! 🌈

We had a productive morning getting everything ready and this time we’re really only bringing what we need. It was after 1pm before we finally got away.

Co pilot Calaidh raring to go!

We had to leave the house twice of course as we went home for our big camping table which was still lying in the office. 🤷🏻‍♀️ we took a wee drive round Beith to get back home.

And then the heavens opened!!

So the biggest issue facing us was to try and pick up Calor gas ⛽️ on our way. We stopped at Morrison’s in Johnstone. The lady saw me and said over the tannoy there was no gas…… so I started phoning places all along the M8 and M74!!! When the lady at Hamilton Morrison’s answered the phone saying “yes they had some but you need to have an empty to swap”…. I shout “ooooooh I have an empty!” And she laughed. We were there within half and hour and I told her she’d saved the holiday!!!

So our estimated time of arrival is 8pm which means we’ll be pitching the tent in the dark but that’s ok. It’s pretty easy to pitch and we have gas if we want to make dinner 🥘

Of course since I’m in the car we know that we will be stopping a few more times as this old bladder ain’t what it used to be. Already had to stop once

Once upon a time Craig asked me what a “Water Services” was…. I have never let him live it down…

At this point it only fair to mention that I spent a good bit of time hunting for the cause of a draft in the Jeep when we first set off…. only to realise it was the blowers…. obviously…. I knew that. 😬

This big crow 🦅 took ownership of the Jeep while I ran in to the loo and Craig let the dogs stretch their legs 😱

So we’re now in Englandshire 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 well on our way to Welsh Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿… must ask mum but I’m fairly certain that I have Gran to thank for this naming of countries 😆

Wee teeny weeny bit windy! 💨
Calaidh managed to find the most uncomfortable 💤 position!
Sleepy now!
Service station sniff, wee and pose
Ready to go again
Much nicer weather down here as usual lol
2 hours 7 mins to go
Jeep reflections

We are hoping the weather gods are on our side this holiday as we’ve had a few howling gales on the last holiday we had. I’m actually reflecting on that holiday in June 2019… it was when we were up in the Outer Hebrides that I realised I couldn’t go back to work. We came home early and I was signed back off sick. I just need to rest.

The wind was incessant that holiday… we’ve hated it ever since.

I just missed the Welsh sign…. haha! Craig’s on to his mum and waving and I’m writing this… dammit never mind. So we’re in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 now. Only and hour and a half to go so I’ll sign off now, think of us lying on the ground trying to sleep tonight in a tent with 3 border collies 🐶🐶🐶. It’s gonna be fun!!

Stay safe everyone 🧡🧡🧡