We have been so busy since getting down to Devon. We knew it would be busy with all our yearly catch-ups. Dentist, Doctors, camper mot, car mot, camper camera, booster jabs.

Off to the dentist for our check ups. We both failed and need two fillings each, old fillings starting to fall apart. There goes £400 that includes our checkups. Camper goes for mot / service, failed on brake pipes from front to back….it’s a long camper. Another £780. Car goes for mot and service and air con regassed. Another £420. Not that we need the air con at the moment but we will in the summer hopefully. Drive up to Taunton yesterday to get new rear view camera fitted. £822. Nikki has gone shopping today to get some beans to go on our toast.

So while the camper was in for its service and mot and it’s new brake pipes. Unlike most peaple when they drop off their motorhome for work they go home and wait for the call to come and pick it up. We can’t do that so we went out for breakfast and then on to westward ho to see how that had changed since we were last there two years ago.

The wind was howling straight off the sea and it was cold. I opted for a walk along the coast while Nikki could barely stand up so she went the other way to browse around the shops which were mostly closed.

Westward Ho

I wasn’t out for long and on my way back towards the town my phone went and it was Nikki who told me to look over my right shoulder and aim for the coffee shop where she was sheltering from the wind with a nice hot coffee. So in I went and a nice Hot chocolate aappeared in front of me.

We had plenty of time to kill so we drank our drinks slowly before heading back to Barnstaple to collect the camper. That was after hanging around for another couple of hours.

Weather beaten sign at westward ho

While I was out walking along the prom I was amazed how the little beach huts are still going after all these years of winter storms. Some of them look like they might not make it this year but others are so loved and cared for. And if you knew the prices of them you would not want it to blow away.

Beach huts at Westward Ho

It was nice to get the camper back and get back onto site. A couple of day later when we dropped the car off for its mot/ service we went and took Mi Mi out for lunch which she enjoyed, even though I ate mine and most of hers. It was the thought of having something different to eat other than beans on toast. Honest.

Another day when Nikki was out I walked into south molton on market day, they also have a sheep market which always makes me laugh when I hear the auctioneer selling off the sheep. How the hell they understand him I don’t know but they all get sold.

Ready for sale

So again that’s us up to date, we have had some loverly sunrises but cold days and the wind seems like it has been coming from the North forever. Booster jab for me next week and doctors for blood checks etc. Then we are off to Dulverton on the edge of Exmoor. Looking forward to that. The next time I post here will be in the new year and as we don’t do Xmas I wish you all happy holidays and happy new year. Stay safe.

Sun rise from our camper