Recently we had a great idea to meet up with my sister Deanna, her partner Paul and their 8 year old daughter Anya. We would stay in Boris and they would hire a static caravan so that we would all be on the same site. This proved more difficult than I first thought. We decided the location would be Blackpool as the illuminations are on at this time of year and there’s an abundance of things to do with an 8 year old. That was the easy part, I then proceeded to find a site that had both static caravans and tourers, had availability and was reasonably priced. The last part proved very difficult. Most statics can only be hired Fri to Mon which meant that my sis would be paying for the Sunday night without using it and with prices being quoted at around £300 it just wasn’t in the budget. I also tried a site that had holiday apartments and cottages but unfortunately they were already fully booked plus access for Boris was a no goer. I eventually googled glamping and found camping pods at Windy Harbour near Blackpool. Although not quite what I would class as glamping (they are a pod with just a heater and electrical socket everything else you have to take with you) they were reasonably priced at £61 for 2 nights. As we have all the cooking facilities etc on Boris this worked perfectly. The site wouldn’t be top of my list to visit as its a little too commercialised for us but fit the bill perfectly for our weekend get together, so with the booking made off we went. As its only an hour away for my sis in Manchester 2 of their friends Lou & Andy also joined us for the weekend. Unfortunately there was a little mix up with Lou’s booking and the pod they thought they had booked was occupied on the Friday night. Eventually rather than be disappointed they paid extra and took the option of a static for 2 nights instead. After cracking open the champagne to celebrate Lou’s recent birthday and taking advantage of the on site fish and chip shop for tea it was off into Blackpool to see the lights and enjoy the firework championships.
After to fireworks the boys trotted off to watch the remainder of the Rugby whilst the girls and kids enjoyed the good old fashioned slot machines.
With the weather on our side the following day was spent at Blackpool pleasure beach enjoying the joys of the fair. There are some real old bone shakers still there especially the Grand National which my sis and I had to go on for old times sake. After getting drenched through on the kids log flume though we called it a day and headed back to camp to dry off and get warm. We were all glad of the extra room in Lou and Andy’s temporary home as when the sun went down it was far to cold to sit outside and whilst we could have just about squashed us all in Boris it made it easlier for us to congregate there. We pooled food and had a feast with more champagne and wine!
A great weekend with fabulous company. I miss my sis like crazy so weekend like this are so precious, they just go too quickly.
Only a few days until our next trip now
See you all soon Andi xx