Had some exciting news yesterday from our friends from Kent who we saw a couple of times last week when they were here on holiday....if you remember, they visited us at the caravan park and really liked it. Having put in that cheeky offer on the vacant static (owner is asking way too much and our friends can't/don't want to pay that much), they've now decided they'd really like to have a touring van on a seasonal pitch at our park. I'm going to find out details from the site owner when we go there today. There's even a vacant seasonal touring pitch very close to our van, so it would be fantastic if it all worked out and they put their tourer there.
It's going to be a bittersweet day, going to the caravan, having a last meal there (lunch) and then putting it all to bed for the winter. It's possible our other next door neighbours, the ones with the 2 little yappy dogs, might be there to close theirs up, when we were there last week it was evident they'd been back (some of their outside things had been moved), but they have stuff still outside which I'm sure they'll want to put away for the winter. Their dogs are a bit of a pain, but they themselves are a nice couple. There's hardly anyone left there now, so it's very quiet and means husband isn't fond of going there now as he's got nobody to talk to!
We're toying with the idea of taking out the fixed sofa seating next year and having freestanding furniture instead. Loads of people have done it, both on our park and on the static caravan forum I belong to. We need to have a proper look behind all the sofa cushions and work out how the sofa was fixed in, and whether it provides structural stability to the van walls. It may be possible to leave the wooden battening behind the sofa cushions in place and just have freestanding furniture (we're thinking a 2-seater sofa and a recliner armchair, although that's not set in stone) in front of it, we don't know yet. The middle part of the sofa isn't bad, but each end seat is quite uncomfortable to sit on for any length of time. And both of us like a recliner chair (we'll have to take turns in it!! 😂). We'll have a look today, and talk/think about it over the winter.
I've not put any Spring bulbs in the front garden as yet, just concentrated on putting loads in the caravan garden. I might get some today though, before they all sell out. I might buy my first ever Christmas tree too! We don't normally go in for Christmas decorations in any meaningful way.....husband is a right Grinch when it comes to Christmas, although I quite like it. But I do have mixed feelings about Christmas, at the same time - my beloved Nanna, who I had a very close relationship with (I'm the eldest grandchild) died many years ago on Boxing Day, and of course my Mother died on Christmas Eve the year before last. So Christmas brings a mixture of emotions for me. But this year I'd like to put the sadness aside and maybe have some nice decorations to make me smile whenever I look at them.