Thursday, 21 May 2015

Asking for more for less and odd weather.

The name of the blog has been very apt as life has certainly been quiet since my Monday post. We had 3 nights with no-one on the campsite for a start and the only place I've been is Saxmundham for a bit of shopping. Col has taken the car to the dealers garage today as they have finally got the parts in to do the repairs we wanted done under the 3 month warranty.

The RAC breakdown cover for the car  was due for renewal this month so Col did a bit of on-line research and found a much cheaper quote, with better cover from Green Flag. He rang them to ask a couple of questions but for some reason the lady on the phone couldn't find anything as low as the online quote and said she would find out why and phone back.
We heard nothing more........ doesn't bode well for an emergency breakdown, does it?
He decided to ring the RAC and ask what they could do to match Green Flag and after a bit of negotiating we now have all the cover that Green Flag were offering for a few pounds less than the original RAC renewal cost - Result!

Whatever has happened to the weather?
Over the last few days we have had thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, really strong cold North East winds with occasional bit of sunshine.
One minute hail, the next blue skies and sunshine
The climbing French beans outside are looking very sad and the broad beans which were about 18" tall were knocked every which way until we staked and tied them upright with a circle of string all round.
I fixed the runner bean canes up the other day  but with this odd weather I was a bit wary about putting the plants out, but they were getting rather tall so  Col decided to get them planted, and the leeks went out too so that's another job done.
In between the rough weather there has been a few hours dry and I was able to get the caravan site cut, we have two families arriving today and then more tomorrow and Saturday for the weekend. We are only allowed 5 caravans/motorhomes and they have been booked in for a couple of weeks but we have been getting phone calls all week for people looking for a pitch, I think they have left it a bit late.

The forecast is actually fairly decent for Bank Holiday weekend so  hopefully we/I will be able to fit in  a visit to a car boot and some reading and relaxing as well as welcoming people to the campsite  and cleaning toilets! Plus of course there is the Eurovision song contest to watch on Saturday night. Hope it's not Nul Points for the UK

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend ( and half term week if you are lucky enough to have the week off work).
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