It's been a really busy couple of weeks. I'm sure many of you have lives that are constantly busy, but Having Loads To Do In A Very Short Time is a bit of an alien experience for us. The reason we're so busy? We're leaving the country.
Fear not, dear reader - it's not for good, just for a few weeks. We're heading over to Europe for a bit - more on that later.
In amongst all our preparations, we popped down the road to see Airstream Europe's launch of their new Service & Repair Centre near Cheltenham.
It also (more-or-less) coincided with the launch of their re-branding, so now you can call them "Airstream and Company." We wish them every success!
We've also been working on the UKAirstreamers September Gathering - details soon...
The long trip from our site in Worcestershire to the rendezvous in Kent was broken up by a couple of nights boondocking with our Airstreaming friends Glynis & Pete. And we couldn't have hoped for a friendlier welcome. They are two of the loveliest people I know, and while we were there we met up with another two of the loveliest people I know - Simon & Emma - former Airstreamers who have been part of our Airstreaming "family" from the start. It was a wonderful couple of days, though it is just possible I might have drunk too much.
Not a bad spot to park an Airstream!
And so we made our way to Kent, spending a deeply unpleasant hour or two on the M25 Orbital Car Park. Why Kent? because we're meeting up with eight other UKAirstreamers and all heading off on Tuesday, in convoy to a European Gathering in the Netherlands next week. At the last count, there were 49 Airstreams booked in for the weekend! You read that right, forty nine!
I wouldn't say we're excited, because that wouldn't cover it. Giddy might be better.
And I suspect there may be fairy lights.