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Lincolnshire poachers and Yorkshire pinchers!

Ted at Heath FarmLast year, the maid and chauffeur would not have dreamed of descending on a rural retreat in the flatlands of Lincolnshire, several miles away from shops and bus stops. But now Milly can be left alone on site while we jump into the Honda CRV and seek food and adventure without having to pack everything away. I’m finally seeing why the chauffeur chose to go back to caravanning!

Heath Farm Caravan Site is a picturesque retreat just off the A17 near Sleaford in the hamlet of North Rauceby. It’s easy to find from the main road as it’s also the home of the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and there are brown tourism signs to this free attraction en route.

Heath Farm signHow lovely it was to sweep into this sun-dappled site without having to encounter security barriers, expansive reception areas with staff in walkie-talkie contact with colleagues directing caravanners to their anonymous pitch, or noisy amusement centres.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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Life with Milly… and without Molly

East Yorkshire was the logical choice from our West Yorkshire base, so off we went with Milly (an Avondale Dart Millennium special edition) in tow.

Last year, at around this time, we had been to Withernsea in the motorhome, with Molly continually pestering the maid to lift her on to her knee as we travelled. So this time the journey to this unassuming but pleasant seaside town was a somewhat muted affair.

Free from the constraints of the motorhome, we all jumped into the car and enjoyed a scenic drive to Hornsea, another coastal town well worth a visit.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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Sad news

Visitors to the Club website who are on Twitter may have heard of the sudden death of my
travelling companion, Molly.

Molly swan botherer

Three weekends ago we enjoyed a pre Easter visit to Lytham and St Anne’s, near Blackpool,
where she ran about, pestered a swan and used the newfound energy that tablets for hypothyroidism had given her to roll around in the grassy dunes.

Now she’s gone, after being diagnosed with diabetes and struggling to make progress with her
illness.

I am sad, as the chauffeur dissolves into tears occasionally as he realises his sofa
companion is no longer lying at his feet.

But life goes on, and I have been invited to take on the enjoyable task of sniffing out grrrreat sites for canine chums to visit this summer.

So watch this space, as they say, and I will do my best to make our much missed Molly proud of my efforts.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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