Welcome to what hopefully will be a readable fun record of our life, our journeys, trials and tribulations.
For the first three years of this blog we owned a Go-Pod who we simply chose to call Pod. Since June 2018 we now own an Elddis Xplore 304 Sanremo, who’s name again is simply, Pod.
Having come from the caravanning world and previously owned an Elddis Firestorm 524 and a Coachman Pastiche 560 we have chosen to leave the larger mobile home in the past and go back to a simpler way of holidaying, camping but with that added bit of luxury. A few gadgets and gizmos, but only enough to take us totally off grid once in a while.
The plan is to spend as much of our downtime as possible travelling and experiencing the U.K. Our main aim, is on retirement, we will up-sticks for a good few months and tour Europe, but until then we will travel from the tip of Scotland, over to Ireland and to our most southern point in Cornwall. Not in any particular order, whatever tickles our fancy.
We also have company, you may think us mad but it’s a stuffed dog, Poddington, aptly named by one of our followers. It seems to be a right of passage, that is; owning a caravan and dog and to cut a long story short we did/do have the real article, Sam who left us in 2016 at 20 years old and Niko who’s still with us thankfully but 10 years old and now 3 legged. Needless to say her hiking days are over and Poddington now represents them both and joins us on all our travels, up mountains, across lakes and where ever Pod takes us. Keep your eye out for him because he pops up all over the place..
We want to use recognised caravan sites and ones not known to many. When we feel the need we will go totally off grid and rely on our solar panel and other gadgets to make our stays as comfortable as possible. Anyone can rough it, but when there’s no need, then why bother.
Hopefully Pod through time will be tailored to our needs and improved on with Mr. Bs talents for modifications. His mind is always ticking over and coming up with some wonderful ways of making our travels easier and it usually involves LB’s sewing or creative skills along the way.
We would love to share our additions and modifications with you and plan to give updates on our travels, where we’ve stayed and the people we meet and the things we come across on the way. We are happy for any feedback in relation to anything we write about and welcome ideas, we are willing to try anything, well, almost …