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The Hopbine Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks News • October 2012 Issue 48 We strolled on again! Hello and goodbye


We welcome new caravan owners at St Michaels: Mr and Mrs Passingham from Leicestershire Mr and Mrs Baker from Hampshire


And at Wigley Orchard: Mr and Mrs McGurk from Northampton We hope you will all enjoy your new cara-


van holiday homes. And goodbye to Bob and Maureen


Webster who have been at Wigley Orchard for seven seasons.


Family news


Ten walkers (pictured) set out with Brian on 26th August for our fourth annual sponsored walk. This year the walk took us to Sapey Old Church and back. Everyone arrived back safe and (relatively) sound and a magnificent total of


£700 was raised, which was split between


Kemp Hospice and Healing Hands Network. Many thanks to all the walkers and their


sponsors. You’ll be glad to know that Brian is now walking normally again, and is planning to start training very soon for next year’s walk.


Sapey Old Church is a listed monument and well worth a visit, on foot or by car.


Who lives in a caravan like this?


It could be you! This is the stylish interior of the Willerby New Hampton, arriving soon at St Michaels. With central heating and


double glazing, this delightful holiday home delivers all the luxury and comfort you could wish for. See overleaf


for details. Global warming?


As Brits we can always discuss the weather, but this year I haven’t heard “It’s turned out sunny again” or “It’s too hot for me today”. Do you remember early in the year the


BBC reporting a hosepipe ban and an official drought being declared? It took me back to the 1970s when we were being encouraged to share a bath to save water. Even then Sandra would have nothing of it! Anyway, I think you will agree that we have endured the wettest summer for a long


time – and this has not been ideal for cara- vanning. The fault apparently is the Atlantic Ocean getting warmer and the high atmos- phere rivers of air bringing water from the Caribbean to dump on us. This explanation might suggest a pattern


evolving which we will have to get used to in the years ahead. Maybe – but I would haz- zard a guess that 2013 will not be as wet as this year. Let’s all hope so anyway


Edward celebrates in style complete with silly hat and two badges!


David visited us briefly in October, fol-


lowing a week’s work in London, and in November we will be flying off to New Jersey to celebrate Thanksgiving with our American grandchildren!


Beat the VAT increase – see caravans for sale overleaf! full


Some of you may remember Brian’s brother Edward from New Zealand who starred in the sponsored walk two years ago. In September he visited us again with his wife Julie. They set up camp in our spare room and used Sandra’s car to visit friends and family all over the West Midlands, flying around the countryside with the top down enjoying our brief summer. While they were here we hosted a party


for Edward’s 60th birthday. Guests included three generations of Brian and Edward’s fam- ily - brothers, nephews, nieces, two great nephews and a great niece. Edward said afterwards that it was the best birthday party he could have wished for, although it was a pity that he couldn’t remember all the fun he had!


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