We were sad to have to say goodbye to the farm in West Sussex that has been our home for the last 6 months and to our wonderful and friendly hosts, Keith and Tracey, but we are excited about our Easter break and the marvellous things we’ll see en route.
After our shenanigans with the heating system of my last post, I am very happy to report that we haven’t had any further mishaps and, although a few hundred pounds poorer, we are delighted with the Reliance Caravan and Motorhome Services care and dedication and we won’t hesitate to call on them again should the need arise, but perhaps I should start playing the Lottery just in case…
After a couple of very cold weeks, the sun and the warm weather paid us a visit again and it was a sight for sore eyes to witness all the spring flowers popping out from the ground and the gorgeous hawthorn in full bloom all along the path I follow with Beano every morning and afternoon.
It was even hot enough to put our tables and chairs outside and have lunch al fresco for the first time this year!
This was a sign that summer isn’t far away and that the end of the spring term was coming to an end, as it did 2 days ago. In order to end the term on a high note, the school has held for many years a sponsored walk from the school itself in Slindon to Bignor Hill, all through the idyllic South Downs National Park, a distance of 3 miles each way which can easily be done in a couple of hours before lunch. I have always loved this event and, although I do not work at the school any more, Adonis does and, this being a family event when everyone and their dog is welcome, I didn’t hesitate to join in. It was an opportunity to say hello to my old colleagues, friends and students and to see how everyone is doing. And so the walk began at 10 a.m. on Friday morning. Adonis and colleague Jo were in charge of the Seniors, so we were the last group to leave the school.
But soon enough we arrived at our destination and a chance to have a rest, a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.
But some preferred a bit of quiet and a sit down.
And I just couldn’t resist a couple more photos on the way back for a different view.
Back at the farm, it looks like the warm weather of the last few days has helped with the lambing process and the field by the motorhome was covered in the most delightful sight!
And because I am so nice, I would like to share this happiest of lambs leaping about all over the place with this short video: enjoy! (only a few seconds long). It’d better work now!
And with that happy sight, we left yesterday morning for our Easter break. We are now in northern France heading for Orléans and further south, but more on that next time.