Gandalf absolutely NOT on tour…

Well, I have been nagged (and nagged) by Mrs P to write something. She says that people need a distraction during this lockdown. Not quite sure how a blog about traveling in a camper van, when you can’t travel, will achieve that but, I’m up for the challenge.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then, here goes…

Gandalf in captivity

The above picture shows Gandalf on our driveway. Exciting stuff eh? You will note he is clean. Very clean. I polished him at the weekend. All dressed up with no place to go.

Are you cheered up yet? No! Oh well.

We are unable to go far but, we are lucky enough to have a big garden. So, at the weekend we had a mini holiday. Meet, The Hobbit Haus…

The Hobbit Haus a.k.a The Tardis

The Hobbit Haus sits at the bottom of our garden. It was an impulse buy some years ago. It gets a lot of use. It is our mini escape.

Mrs P waiting not so patiently for her dinner.

It seats 10 and has a central BBQ. We’ve had 10 in here a few times. Crowded but fun. Tricky to cook with that many though.

It’s not vegetarian friendly I’m afraid. Deer skins on the benches and antlers over the door. Thor however, would be proud. Apparently Odin, Thor’s Dad, is looking to buy one for Asgard.

We’ve spotted these things in the most unexpected of places. One beside the river at Henley-on-Thames; one just outside Bad Gastein in Austria.

Anyway, I’m not going to write too much in this first blog for ages. My thumb may get tired and we don’t want me clogging up the NHS with repetitive strain injury now do we. More tomorrow? I can tell you our plans, probably scuppered, for the summer; excite your with tales of lockdown exercise regimens (yawn) and titillate you with the best of the non-travel, travel funnies we have been looking at.

In the meantime you will have to excuse me. I am a very busy man…

Calm yourselves now.

In the words of the current trend. Stay safe.

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