Club Blog

Read our House Rules before commenting on a blog post.

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.

Read & comment
Candy Evans avatar Posted by
Candy Evans
X

Candy Evans

Candy Evans avatar

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.

Read other posts by Candy Evans

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!"

Read & comment
Dog Blog avatar Posted by
Dog Blog
X

Dog Blog

Dog Blog avatar

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.

Read other posts by Dog Blog

Molly and Ted head south

With so much rain having fallen in the south of England, the chauffeur and the maid want to show their support for hard-pressed site owners in the south and south west this summer.

Seaford PromenadeOne place I'd love to return to is a little-known traditional seaside town on the south coast, nicely situated between Brighton (to the west) and Eastbourne - Seaford, in pretty East Sussex.

Eagle-eyed campers and caravanners will have seen stories in the newspapers earlier this year about a rare visitor that was blown off course by the violent storms. The great skua, a large seabird that should have been wintering in sunnier climes in Senegal, West Africa, ended up taking a breather at Seaford en route to its destination.

Read & comment
Dog Blog avatar Posted by
Dog Blog
X

Dog Blog

Dog Blog avatar

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.

Read other posts by Dog Blog
5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9