holiday

Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Thursday, 3 March 2016

They do things BIG in the USA

Hi folks.
back now my eye has finally decided to let me look at the computer screen for a while.
As the weather has been so grey and I have been working, also we have just bought a replacement motorhome I thought I would do a piece on a Motorhome we found whilst on holiday.


Let me introduce you to the Winnebago Tour.


Cummings engine on pull out rails.


Lounge area, the sides close for transportation whilst on the move then slide out when you reach your destination. If you look at the ceiling you can see the joins where they slide out.


Comes complete with full size clothes washer and drier.


The bed is 6ft wide 6ft 8ins long.


 Full size American domestic refrigerator.


Lounge with side facing seat belts, a no no in the UK


Breakfast room with kitchen to the right and another large TV.


Underfloor storage modules.


The vehicle is 42ft long and 12ft 10ins high, try using that on a UK campsite.


The other side showing the slide outs of this new 2016 model. It has two washrooms a 150 gallon fuel tank and is 8ft 6ins closed up and nearly 13ft high. all pulled by a 450 hp engine.


This folks I am sorry to say is our new to us Winnebago " Winnie Two Shoes"
I have a leaflet if anyone wants to purchase the American version.
Thanks for looking, Mike

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Oh Deer Daisy

Hi folks,

today we had a trip out to Knole Park to see the deer.


Lots of youngsters about soaking up the sun although it was a bit chilly to say the least.


This is a close as Daisy could get before they scampered off which although she had only seen wild animals behind bars she was frustrated that she could not stroke them.



This one has started to grow his horns already.


We left them in peace and went for a drink.


Back home Daisy had bought her two friends to stay, two Dwarf Hamsters, this is Sparkle


and Flower, they are nocturnal on only come out at night. The only way to get a picture is to give them food and they then get in there pots to eat.

short one tonight after a tiring day out, Mike and Sue

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cold Capstone

Hi folks

today we have Daisy ad a trip to the local park in the sunshine although it was a bit on the chilly side.


Arrived at the lake and first thing I noticed was two Herons on the island.


Is this Horace I asked myself?


This is definitely Daisy growing all the time but still as sweet as ever.





Loads of ice about and Gulls on the ice rather than the usual bridge perch that they normally use.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Queenborough as the Sun goes down

Hi folks,
just a quickie tonight as the eyes are a bit sore.
Took a trip out to the island and although it was a bit cold I managed to get a few as the sun sank behind another bank of clouds.


Looking towards the mainland.


Walking along with Grain Power Station, (what's left of it) in the distance.


Sun peaking out behind the clouds.


Closed look at the Power Station.



Last two before we left for home.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

And they all lived happily ever after???

Hi folks,

continuing on with the Wedding.


Even though there was a war on duties had to be carried out and the Air Raid Patrol man was ready to snap into action.


Wedding guests, note the meager spread as there was a war on.  Military personnel would be given a 48 hour pass in which to be married and have a short time together before being sent back to the war. 


Some of the documents of the house laid out on the sideboard including ration books to allow the same amount of food for all.


The bride and guests after the ceremony gathered around the fire.


The bride was putting a brave face on as her groom had been immediately called back to his unit.



The beautifully decorated wedding cake looked good but it was an illusion and you can see below.


A small fruit cake had been made using rations from several family members, a real treat in the hard time that they were sustaining.


Lastly "a woman's work is never done".


Saturday, 6 February 2016

Wedding at the Old Forge War Time House

Hi, well it's the stranger back again after a bit of time off due to a rather horrible sinus attack which left me not being able to look at the computer screen thus restricting my photography and the blogs.
Hopefully I am now ok so lots to show of the holiday but I must do a little at a time.

Today Sue, Margaret and myself attended the Old Forge War Time House  in Sittingbourne for another step back in time experience life on the Home Front of World War Two. The theme was getting married and leaving your loved one behind to go and fight for your country. The theme today was "Love and Marriage in WWII".


We arrived and was shown into the Parlour this lady dressed in 1940's style and making a rag rug which was common in this era. The lady would stay at home to look after children whilst mothers would go to the factories to make munitions. Note the toys by the fire. 


At the back of the house the grooms father would arrive to oversee the preparations for the wedding reception which would be held at home.


This hut was newly constructed hence its new appearance and was open for teas and cake.  When funds are available they will make it in keeping with the surroundings.


Inside was a fine array of food fit for any wedding.


The brides mother arrived to check out the preparations down in the house.


 Also the Air Raid Shelter.


Guests arriving, Grandparents with there Granddaughter.


Down in the house one of the guests checking the groom was out of the Pub and on his way.


Upstairs in the house preparations for the Bride were underway with her veil and bouquet on the dressing table.


Last one for today with love letters, gifts and special underwear laid out.

I think the characters did a grand job of making the scene as realistic as possible. Part two will follow with a few pictures of the house and the wedding reception.

Hope you enjoyed it, Mike