Monday, 25 May 2009

Four hours in a car with kids

We are here. Phase one of the holiday. A caravan in Brixham on the south coast of England. Home for the next five days looks like this...

My two lessons of the day are as follows:

  1. When putting a post code into your newly acquired satnav check it is the right postcode. So if you actually want to travel to the headquarters of the holiday company that you are staying with go ahead and use the postcode at the top of the receipt. Otherwise you might want to look a little further down the receipt and find the postcode of the site you actually staying at.
  2. When deciding to give a child complete responsibility for a bottle of water in the back of the car (especially a small child, especially a child with co-ordination difficulties) you might want to check that the lid is on before they wave it over their head. Otherwise small child will end up suddenly covered in water. Which will be quite a shock to them. And you.

More tomorrow from the caravan park....


  1. Yes, have a great vacation. Is this in the South-west?

  2. this looks disconcertingly like an american mobile home. If it is, I hope there are no tornados in England. Other than that, I'd say water bottles with sports caps are the way to go. Hope you have a lovely vacation...looks MUCH better than the one I'm having, which is none at all :) Hope you have a wonderful time and make many good memories!

  3. I had no idea you went to Brixham!! I love it and have been there many times! I love the coastal walk to Paignton and the one going past the lighthouse... and the harbour in the evening is gorgeous... and I had there the best fish and chips ever! I'm very jealous you're in Brixham, I miss it a lot.

  4. Thanks all.
    Ruslan - yes it is in the south-west.
    RxB - yes spot on - just like a mobile home. The tip about the sports cap is duly noted!
    Polly - yep. We are here now! An I couldn't agree more about the harbour and fish and chips. We are going to a lighthouse in Somerset on Friday and I will post your promised pic!!

  5. Sounds great! Love when the trailers move with the wind, it can kind of "rock you to sleep". Have a great vaca.

  6. thanks Lorac! I love the sound of the rain on the roof. Its a bit like being in a tin can but I like it. I'm not sure what that says about me!