1. Bimbling with Boris…. Introductions!

To bimble   v. intr. To move at a leisurely pace; to amble, wander.

Boris  …. a 2007 Renault Master long wheel base, extra high top van, converted from new into a camper van, affectionately known as ‘Boris the Bus’.

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Boris’ owners are Anne and Chris who purchased him  in January 2013 with a view to finally moving up from tent camping to having something a little more solid around them!

Chris is 62 years old, a maths teacher and sailor! Repeatedly thwarted from sailing by adverse tides,weather and work, I think he views Boris as a sort of Land Yacht!

Anne,(that’s me!), is 55 years old, a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and an inveterate nomad. Ever since childhood I have needed to know what is around the next corner. Pitching a tent for more than a few nights in one place is a struggle for me, so having a tent on wheels seemed the perfect solution to me in my quest to explore new places and revisit old haunts.

Between us we have 4 children, the youngest of whom is 24, so we are not abandoning minors to indulge our hobby!  When I was having my first child at 23, it was the generation of empowered women who all wanted to wait until they were at least in their mid thirties before tying themselves down with children. All I can say is that I am SO glad I am not the one dealing with stroppy teenagers at this age!

Our biggest tie is Izzie, our 16 year old rescue cat. Luckily she has a lovely holiday home that she goes to when we are away. In fact, she seems to prefer it there as our friends have a super log burning stove. As soon as we appear to pick her up after a trip she rushes away to hide under a bed or table!

Obviously we should have started this blog in 2013 when we embarked upon our adventures… but we didn’t. Better late than never.

We are not yet in a position to rent out our house and disappear for a year or two, but I am self-employed and so can free up a reasonable amount of time, so our travels are a mix of short and long trips.

Our objective with the blog is to provide an occasional narrative of those trips, which is hopefully entertaining, but also contains useful and practical information to others doing similar things.

We will welcome comments and constructive criticism, if in fact I ever work out how to post this blog in a way that anyone else can see it!

Happy Travels  Anne and Chris x

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