It’s a strange time.
We have to decide what we are going to do with our lives? What are we going to do in the future? The time is looming. We have to make some serious, grown-up, decisions. UK? France? (To be honest, with the weather the way it is at the moment, I could pick up sticks and scuttle back to Southern Spain!) although that isn’t an option (just yet!!!)
We know that we can’t go on indefinitely travelling in Harry and that is why we’ve made the momentous decision to put him up for sale! Yes it’s sad, in fact sad doesn’t even cover the way I feel. I typed up the advert and pressed ‘publish’ and then I dissolved into a dishevelled, weepy, soggy mess, I was sobbing, you know the kind of crying where you can’t catch your breath and you have a pain in the back of your throat?
This is the advert, it sounds so heartless and technical!
Much Loved Left Hand Drive Hymer B564 looking for new home!
We’re so sad to say goodbye to Harry the Hymer! We’ve had such fun!
Hymer B564 on Fiat Alco chassis
Left Hand Drive (perfect for European trips)
MOT (will be carried out in May 2015)
4 berth with 6 seatbelts. Double drop down cab-bed and dinette makes up into really large double bed.
Large rear bathroom with full sized enclosed shower, full length wardrobes with hanging space, cassette loo and vanity sink. (separated from living area with sliding door)
Side kitchen with 3 burner gas hob, good sized 3 way fridge with ice box and salad drawer. Sink. Microwave. Plenty of cupboards. More storage space than I could fill! Cherry wood finish.
Trauma blown air and hot water heating system.
TV and retractable TV aerial.
Integrated scooter/bike rack.
Wind out Awning
We have fitted a Gaslow refillable (2 bottle) LPG system which means you can fill up at a service station for about 70p a litre and it lasts forever!!!
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I can’t believe that this has to come to an end, this year has flown by and I have truly loved every, single, minute, including the nasty roads, getting lost (many times) the long journeys, the narrow streets, the overhanging trees, the “not quite up to scratch” bathrooms, the dirty, wet, footprints in the van, washing hanging from every door handle and even the freezing cold nights, it has been the best of adventures.
I have loved France (as I knew I would), Spain won me round by showing off her beautiful, little, white-washed villages and incredible coastlines and Portugal was superb even though the weather wasn’t on our side but most of all, it’s been brilliant just being with the Hubster and of course – Charlie, we’ve all got on famously.
We’ve not once got ratty at the lack of space, (although we’ve both put on so much weight that Harry now appears to be somewhat smaller than when we first took delivery of him!) We’ve had a couple of ‘discussions’ but nothing I would class as ‘marriage strengthening! We’ve had so many giggles together, we’ve even invented some new phrases, eg: “Well that was a bit of a Cadiz!” which to us, now means, a lot of work and effort in return for a big fat disappointment!
We’ve eaten every single meal at a table, sitting opposite one another and we’ve talked! It’s been absolutely fantastic. So now “real life” must start once again, I sometimes have trouble realising that we are in our mid to late fifties and we have absolutely no fixed plans!!! I think they call it, “flying by the seat of your pants” or maybe just “damn foolish”!
We know we are going to have tough times ahead, along with some more adventures. I have the confidence that we are strong people and will manage to carve out some kind of future. We have firstly, to return Harry to the UK for his MOT (health check) and hopefully find a new home for him. I will be so envious, nay jealous as hell, of the person who buys him, imagining the fabulous journeys and discoveries they will make. I wonder where Harry will go next? Actually forget Harry, what about us!!
So although I’m not saying goodbye, I think my blogging will be a little, less frequent as we tackle our next challenges, and of course my posts will be of a different nature. As yet, I’m not sure but trust me – you haven’t heard the last from The Hidden Gypsy! I could never stop my writing and of course I have the photography that keeps me hooked too.
So for now, I will say, “That’s it from the ‘travelling’ part of my blog”, but as with everything I do, it could all change, so it’s definitely a case of ‘watch this space’.
I would like to say a massive thank you to all the followers that came along on our journey and wrote such lovely comments, all in all, hiddengypsy.com had over 32000 views, it amazed me, it encouraged me and it kept me focussed.
I have some photos that I forgot to post last time so here is a little slideshow for you to enjoy.