April 18, 2021 2 min read
This may not seem that significant but when I look back now, a year and half
later, I think it was a pretty pivotal moment in my new life as a single Mum with
twin girls (now 11yrs old). I’ve always been independent, very assertive and a lover of the outdoors, but in amongst children and marriage I suppose that got lost a little bit. We all know what it’s like, our priorities have to change and that’s ok, but as the children need you less and obviously being single, I started thinking about what I might want from life (even though I probably didn’t realise I was thinking about that at the time).
Initially the caravan was something that the girls and I could do together, I
Even though we were in the throws of a global pandemic I managed to get away with the girls 4 times last summer, some holidays were brilliant others were very stressful but all totally worth it. Then towards the end of the year I joined the caravan and motorhome club, this gave me the confidence to book a couple of solo trips away. They have what’s Certified Locations, which are small sites with only 5 pitches. The majority of them have electric hook up, wifi and waste disposal. They’re nice and quiet and perfect for what I wanted.
Yes, I was nervous: yes, I wondered if I could actually stand my own company and yes, I did worry about breaking down, but that wasn’t going to prevent me from at least trying. So I booked a trip to Coldingham, ok it’s not the NE of England but it’s just over the border into Scotland. Baxter and I had the best time, we walked, we read, we cooked and we relaxed and I didn’t get bored, I didn’t breakdown and I loved it. As soon as I got back I booked another 2 night stay in Kielder and that was equally brilliant. But more about that in next months blog…
So here we are, looking forward to lockdown being lifted again and booking caravan trips as if my life depended on it! Bring on 2021 and many more adventures with Baxter (the most unadventurous dog in the world!).
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