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The core of our blog. a documented account of our trips away.

A new year, a new decade

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 2 comments

A new year, a new decade

It’s cold, it’s dark and it’s just before 8am. The house looks like it has been burgled with all the Christmas decorations now removed and the fridge still has a glut of cheese and other “essential” Christmas nibbles waiting to be used up. Welcome to January, possibly the most depressing month on the calendar. You may have noticed that we have been very quiet on YouTube, Twitter and for me personally on Facebook too. It has been a time of reflection and a cathartic process of being “less on line”. It wasn’t by choice to begin with though, since the end of November the family had been hit...

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Is a caravan holiday a cheaper alternative?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 2 comments

Is a caravan holiday a cheaper alternative?

According to my non-caravanning friends, they think using a caravan is a cheaper way of having a holiday. I on the other hand think it is far from cheap, so in this article let’s explore the options and see if caravanning is a great way of getting away on a budget.     However, right from the start we have a problem. We cannot realistically compare a week in Greece to a 7-day caravan holiday in Tenby. Apart from the weather difference here is my rationale: An all-inclusive holiday for a week in Lyttos Beach, Heraklion Are, in Crete, will cost £3,892* (including a child goes free...

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When it doesn’t go quite right…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 5 comments

When it doesn’t go quite right…

This is a story time blog, and it’s quite funny, so I thought I would share it with you. To put this story in context, I try to launch videos each Friday at 6am UK time. In order for this to happen the video must be filmed, edited and uploaded to YouTube by Thursday evening. In reality, I try to make sure that I have all this completed a few days before the deadline and to fit in with work commitments too. With that in mind, you will appreciate how fed up I was when I was still filming, had completed no editing on this video at 7pm the night before it’s due to be released, it...

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Caravanning : More than just freedom?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 24 comments

Caravanning : More than just freedom?

Its 17:53 and I’m strutting around the house with a beer and an aura of accomplishment. You see today I’ve been digging up the roots for two Hydrangea in our back garden. Just ridding the garden of these 2 mammoth plants has effectively doubled our garden size. Go me. Whilst I was swearing, heaving and hoeing in the garden today I found along with an unfortunate ear worm (Laughing gnome by David Bowie) that I was repeating, “I’d rather be in the caravan, I’d rather be in the caravan” and looking on social media this evening, it appears we are the only people in the world that are not away in...

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Caravan, camping and motorhome show

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Caravan, camping and motorhome show

So how was it for you? I am of course, referring to the caravan, camping and motorhome show. It was from the outset a very popular show with an increase in footfall and popularity. For me however, it felt kind of strange. I feel completely disconnected from the show, and this is 100% down to me. I did attend the show and I did film lots. But, my filming schedule was for paid work so no content would be coming out on our channel. I am completely fine with this. I thought having a break from filming would help other channels really flourish and share their own experiences of the show. And I...

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TourerFest 2019

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 5 comments

TourerFest 2019

Hi everyone, Its Jules from Here We Tow writing a guest blog and i’m delighted to announce the details of TourerFest 2019. It has been a journey since last May 2018 from Anita’s touring park. We have felt that the time is right to announce the efforts so far from Iain, Andy, and Jon, but first lets bring you up to speed with what we have done just to get to this point. To keep this brief we have been in contact with several companies and secured some potential sponsors for this years event. I think it would be unfair at this stage to name these as we are still trying to sort out what...

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