Club Blog Archive - 2014

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Nothing 'Fawlty' about this holiday choice

We love the south coast... and what's not to love? Good rail links, the South Downs, super seaside towns, warm weather!

Our stay at Seaford, East Sussex, last September resulted in Ted and me accompanying the maid and chauffeur free of charge on buses and trains to Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne.

Molly & TedThe latter has been a source of much amusement in our household, with the maid frequently regaling the chauffeur with lines from a TV show I know nothing of called 'Fawlty Towers'. In this comedy show about a Torquay guest house, one visitor says: "This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in!" to which another guest, an elderly major, retorts: "I won't have that.... there's a place in Eastbourne!"

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Auto Campers Leisure Van claims red kettle on trip to Anglesey

The Auto Campers Leisure Van

My kettle went on an unexpected trip to Auto Campers in Berkshire last month.

The little red kettle has a small fan base among dedicated Club members who read my features in Camping & Caravanning – a cheerful prop in the often-beige world of caravan and motorhome testing.

Admittedly, it was rather less embarrassing to receive an email from Steve Wood at Auto Campers than having to contact the Mercedes Press Office and admit I’d left John Barrowman stuck in a Vito. Fortunately the good people at Mercedes managed to extract the CD from the player and return it after that test too.

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Candy Evans is Test Editor for Camping & Caravanning. She took a less conventional path into magazine journalism via physics and a decade in computer consultancy, turning to caravanning and writing during a career break as a full-time mum. Her interests are wide and include the Club’s Archive – though she’s careful to wash her hands after checking 1919 editions of the Club’s magazine to avoid lurking traces of influenza.

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Molly shares some doggy tales

It's been grrrr-eat to hear from other camping and caravanning canines about their holiday trips and favourite places to stay across England. Thanks for your campsite contributions.

Dog WalkWhen I started tapping out my little "dog blog" earlier this year I hoped we would get some positive feedback and good ideas for fresh trips out. Oh dear, I shouldn't have used the word "feed". My tummy is rumbling now!

Anyway, many thanks to the kindly canines and their secretaries and/or servants for submitting their suggestions on where to go camping and caravanning in our glorious countryside and coastal areas.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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