Idyllic, Perfection, Can it get Better?

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I guess we all have our Top Ten Favourite places where we’ve stayed; I certainly do and my holiday in Scotland enabled me to stay at the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Bunree site near Fort William. It’s certainly in my top ten.

We all have the luxury of having a mix of favourite sites, places, activities, books, films and so on. Writing this blog takes me back to when, in a former life, I did a lot of radio and TV work where you learned pretty quickly you need to have a clear favourite and spit it out without missing a heart beat. At the end of a radio interview I would frequently be asked what my favourite bit of music was to take the programme into the next sector. No opportunity there to diffidently mention a top ten. (For me it was always Mike and the Mechanics “The Living Years”) One hapless MP being interviewed along side me seemed unable to choose her favourite book and the interviewer rather unkindly remarked that if she couldn’t answer a simple question like that there seemed little hope for her career.

When asked for my favourite book back in those rather high octane days I often wondered if as a laugh I might say it was the ACSI Guide to all the aires in France.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

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The Commando Memorial

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My recent visit to the Highlands rightly took in the imposing Commando Memorial which is a Category A listed monument in Lochaber in the Highlands and is dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces. Much of their training was carried out in this area.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Henley Four Oaks CAMC site.

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I guess Henley-on-Thames will always mostly be famous for its regatta but, over and above that, at any time of year it has its attractions being on the river and surrounded by the Oxfordshire Chiltern Hills. If you like your wild bird life as I do, this is a good spot for seeing red kites.

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Moreton-in-Marsh CAMC site in the Cotswolds.

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The ten minute walk into the town makes this site a delight. Moreton-in-Marsh is a smallish market town in the Evenlode Valley and is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire. It’s on the Fosse Way Roman Road and, of great interest to me, it has a railway station so I can get my train fix.

The site itself is first class and now additionally sports the Club’s new Alternative Accommodation called Experience Freedom. The units are up and running, look great and the bookings are flooding in. Why am I not surprised!!??

Christopher Macgowan

@motorhomenews

Beach Body Perfect

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There’s a haze on the horizon, the sunshine is beating down and the waves are crashing in today.

As we near the end of our winter break we’d promised ourselves a bit of down time. A bit of beach time.

With two sunbeds and a parasol priced at 12€ for the day, we choose our little bit of sand carefully. It’s almost like arriving at a car park and finding you’re the first there. Which spot to choose. The beach sprawls for what seems like miles. The Boss can’t decide on which grains of sand are going to be graced with his presence. So, I choose.

The waves are rough today, paddle boarders and surf boards are out riding the waves. I muse for a moment, if we go for a paddle, I want to be safe. Carefully combed sand near the life guard station seems like a safe bet.

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