Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Baking and other stuff

The baking for the weekend is underway, and two banana/chocolate/walnut loaves are in the freezer, two boiled fruit cakes are wrapped in foil and stored in tins, and three ginger cakes have had to be hidden in the utility room before anyone attacked them with a knife!

Tomorrow, Twink's hobnobs are on the list to be made.

This morning the FH and I had a whim to go to Scotland this October half term.  It lasted about half an hour, in which time we discussed travel [hiring a motorhome], where to stay [campsite just outside St Andrews], making the journey in one day [probably not] and the weather [forecast looking bad] and added up how much it would cost....£650 for the motorhome, about £180 for the campsite, the fuel, the overnight stops - and then we stopped.  It was getting ridiculously expensive, and I only wanted to visit two old friends in Cupar for the week.  Trouble is that they ARE both old - both over 80, and we haven't seen them in about 5 years face to face.  They are definitely worth the trip, as we dearly love them both, but it was all escalating out of control.    A little more time and effort researching to find cheaper options is on the cards, and probably not for October.


Gill - That British Woman said...

that's a shame about the trip. Would it not be cheaper to rent a cottage?


50 and counting said...

I have to ask, why is an overnight stay required for the drives? I drive from Calgary to Vancouver in12 hours. When my children were little, I'd do it in 14 (extra time for bathroom breaks and leg stretches)

Morgan said...

We have overnight stops sometimes because we enjoy the journey and the scenery along the way, and do not just rush from A to B. The roads here are not all wonderful, and in a motorhome, our top speed is about 50mph. The FH is older [75], and he doesn't go too fast. We enjoy taking the scenic route and taking our time. If I were driving to the far north, I might even take three days :)

The journey is doable in 6 hours, if one drives at 70mph and sticks to the motorways, as my brother in law used to do. I have done it in 7 with a baby and extra stops, but I was in a hurry to get home as my mother was dying.

Sometimes the journey is part of the pleasure of the holiday :)