Our old Wildax now for sale. So many adventures. Those 50, 000 miles took us to Greece, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal. I feel sad to see her without an owner but the guilty pleasure is that we love living in our new Rapido. Click the link to read more sale details on our lovely old moho, home for 5 years
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As you all are aware Mike and I travel the world and when we're away watch tv in foreign countries. In our view we have the best tv and radio in the world, largely due to the BBC and their high quality broadcasting. Some people disagree with the licence fee and so there is a public consultation at present to give us a chance to have our say. This is really important. At present we get the BBC for just 39pence per day. Some questions come to my mind such as these - How much does Sky cost per day? Would you like our TV providers to be purely commercial. (in America where there is very little public service broadcasting there is an advertising break every 7 minutes - makes a film virtually unwatchable) do you enjoy I player, the BBC radio programmes, their sports coverage and live broadcasting? What about their nature and science programming? Whatever your view this is an opportunity to air it. There are various ways to contribute to the BBC debate
If you look at facebook and twitter there are various independent communities running campaigns that you can contribute to.
The government consultation paper, written by the Department for Culture Media and Sport has a series of questions you can respond to – it is not massively consumer friendly but is available on
On the web page there is a link for you to respond online, by email or in writing - you don't have to just answer their questions you can select a few or comment on all, or you can just say what you like by email/letter
BBC Charter Review Consultation
100 Parliament Street
The BBC Trust has published a response to the Governments paper (link below)
Thank you for reading and please have your say, we may lose one of the best things that Britain gives the world.
You can read the response from the trust and also use the link below to complete an online survey - there is also an email link to write direct by email or tweet
BBC Trust response to government Green paper
to email the trust direct use this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
or tweet @TomorrowBBC.
In life we're sometimes reminded that the best things are worth waiting for, and we're still waiting to move in to our new van. Mike's been lingering in the showroom so he can complete the paperwork. Meanwhile, I've been cleaning the Wildax. Commentators have pointed out that cleaning her is pointless as she'll be cleaned by the dealership. I know this will be the case but I don't want them to find out what a slob I really am. Anyway, it's come up really well and I've had three good scrubbing sessions. Now we're like real gypsies in the car park, all our belongings surround us in black bin bags. I've taken some photos of our current situation. Thank goodness it's the right time of year, I WOULD NOT fancy doing this during the winter. Internal photos of the new baby to follow - not allowed in until she's paid for.
After a couple of delays, we're collecting our new motorhome on Saturday. Woop, woop. Apologies for the rather dormant blog. Work gets in the way of website upkeep but I'm hoping to keep up a bit better now that my birthday is out of the way and I can settle down without organising anything else. Come back soon to find out how we're getting on with our new baby!
I love travel, any type. There is always a buzz in finding & exploring a place for the first time, meeting and making new friends and if you return things are never quite the same.
Going away? Travel essentials from across Amazon
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