New Forest is perfect this time of year
We joined the Caravan and Camping club
Choose a site not to far from home
The forest is a beautiful place
Campsite play ground
All very English
It was comfortable to sleep in, the bed is a bit short for 6'2" hubby, but he can solve that problem with ease, we did not over heat overnight, the windows are placed to ensure air circulates in the back of the van. It did help we were on a great site, very tidy with bays for camper vans, so we did not have to park on the grass. We were on a small slope, but we reversed in so our heads were higher than our feet at night. The last time we went to a camp site was when our girls were young, we had a trailer tent at the time.
Most everything worked in the van, the fridge was brilliant and the small ice box kept the coolbox blocks frozen. We had one problem, our pump for the running water would not work, the van has a kitchen and bathroom sink, hubby will check it all out before our next trip. The van does have a shower, but we won't use it, the room has better use as a toilet, so we would want to be able to wash our hands.
We took meals with us, hubby made a risotto and we purchased a couple of curries from our local Co-op, 2 for £6.00. The microwave worked perfectly, we did not use the gas rings. Friday night we enjoyed a nice bottle of red to celebrate out new lifestyle, in anticipation of future trips. So it's a thumbs up from both of us, if we work things right and take most of our food with us we can have loads inexpensive weekends away.
We have a list of things for me to make, or to purchase to finish off the van, it seams we do need a bread knife, can't think why we did not get one before.
As for London, again, my heart goes out to all city dwellers, our friends are all OK,
what must go through the minds of people who can plan to harm another person,
they are so very different to the rest of us.