Just returned from simply a great 10 days at the TUI Sensimar Caravel Hotel in Tsilivi, Zante.
The Hotel located right on the seafront set in a beautiful location made for a very relaxing holiday.
I’ve been a fan of F1 now for a good 5 years, but have never had the chance to see a grand prix live at the circuit, until now.
Thursday, 5th July we dropped the Dog off at kennels and when drove to the storage yard collected the caravan and made our way to Silverstone, Dadford Campsite to be excat. The journey took us about 2 ½ hrs and was the furest i’ve ever towed the caravan.
Dadford Campsite is just a 10 minute walk to the circuit and for most of the year is a farm, having said that it does have Toilets and a shower block, along with water taps, and waste points around the 4 fields allocated for camping, there is plenty of room and at £80 for the 3 nights it can’t be beaten! The site is grass and a dirt track.
We arrived in the early afternoon and set up camp
By the Saturday it was alot busier!
Friday we arrived at the circuit for about 9.30 am and spent the day looking around, walking around the whole track with a view of picking our spot for the next two days. Vale seemed the best location as we only had general admission tickets.
Saturday saw alot more people then the day before, so we knew to get a decent spot for the race we’d need to be up very early Sunday. What surprised me was how quickly the days went, when watching it on the telly it seems to drag, but when you’re there boy it goes quick. The weather was very hot, 28°C with now shade, definiately topped up the tan.
The race was great with Hamilton coming from 15th after an early ‘incident’ to finish 2nd. There is plenty to do and see, the facilities at Silverstone are excellant and they have got it down to a tee.
The past may Bank Holiday weekend saw LeeStock 2018 at the beautiful setting of Melford Hall in Long Melford in Suffolk. This 2 day festival in aid of the Willow Foundation was held on the Saturday and Sunday.
The weather was very kind and I had the great privilege of doing lights for the weekend. Some great local and national bands played with Feeder, Reef, The Pigeon Detectives, Republica and Ryno to name just a few.
Take a look at the LeeStock website to find out more and see some of this years bands.
Its been over six months since I last went on a run. So last night i put on my running shoes and did it. It was only a little 2 Km run but it still felt good and the morning after doesn’t feel that bad either.
Why the sudden change of mind and actually go for a run? Sure I have regularly thought that I really must do one but the weekend saw a big mind set. Standing in front of the mirror on the scales the signs were all there, I need to get back into share. Something changed, something has made me really determined to make a difference. So lets see how things go.
As you can see, the pace and distance were nothing to shout out about, but it was a start!
Just had a fantastic Bank Holiday at Bramford, the weather was awesome, hottest May Bank Holiday on record.
The Camping and Caravan club CL site is a gem. peaceful, hide away we had a great relaxing weekend. We can’t recommend this site enough.
You can find out more at : little sage hill at copenhagen cottage
Its January and now the Christmas and New Year excess of food and drink has finished I decided to start the Fitness and Health kick in earnest.
So after the first week I have lost a whole Kilo in weight, so happy with this. So what I have done so far? The plan is to start slow. not to make any dramatic changes after all the plan is to makes live changes in small steps, this needs to be sustainable not just a quick fix!
The main change this week has been to only eat 3 times a day. This has been a big change for me, as beforehand I tended to snack all day long. I have a light breakfast at around 10 am, lunch at 2 pm and dinner around 7.30 pm and that’s it. If I feel hungry between meals I just drink water and the hunger pain soon goes.
Although this is a fairly small change I’m really pleased with the weight loss for week one, a real boost and definitely helps with the motivation. Exercise wise this week, I’ve only manged one short 2 Km run and daily Plank exercises for around 30 secs.
I recently came across a neat website called Kitchen Stories URL: https://kitchenstories.io/en It is a great website that has some really good recipes as will as giving great tips and advice on how to cook.
For an novice like me it has really given me some inspiration to cook, each recipe is well laid out and clearly and simply shows you how to prepare and cook . Even I can make some fantastic plates of food.
The iPhone app is great as well, giving you the ability to produce shopping lists to get all the ingredients you need along with the saving your favorite recipes.
Well worth a look.
Just had a great weekend stay at Broughton Hall Farm, a Caravan and Motorhome Club CL site in Stonham Aspal, Suffolk.
The site is located at the rear of the Farm House and has well maintained grass pitches with each on having electric hookup. Water and CDP are also in easy reach. The site is in the heart of the village and only 1 mile from Stonham Barns, which has a mix of Shops, Garden Centre, Owl Sanctuary and cafe, A great place to spend a few hours.
Even though we went in the middle of November the ground was well draining and we had no issues with access on and off site. The track from the main road to the site is tarmac and well signed. The site also has good wi-fi.
Definitely worth a stay, you can find out more at : http://www.broughtonhallfarm.co.uk
You can book via the Caravan and Motorhome Club website : https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/certificated-locations/england/suffolk/stowmarket/broughton-hall/
Had a lovely autumn walk from Stonham Aspall to Stonham Barns via Green Lane Farm. A 9Km walk across farmland. It took as 3 hours but that did include a walk round Stonham Barns and a cuppa in the Cafe.
A chilly day yet bright and sunny made from a refreshing walk.
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