We're here at the van, easy journey with no holdups, I've already unpacked and am now relaxing. It's quiet as husband's not yet put the TV on but has instead gone for a snooze! We've got 2 fans going (we have a 3rd if necessary), all the windows open and curtains shut, and 2 sunshades up in the garden for shade....for once, miraculously, Betty is actually lying in the shade. She drinks copious amounts of water when it's hot, sensible girl. The fridge is full of frozen ready meals, cold drinks, large bottle of water and icecubes. I have half a dozen new books to read, 2 or 3 puzzle books, pack of cards and several DVDs. I forgot to bring my art supplies but never mind, I can always get a few pens/pencils and a drawing pad locally if I feel the need. There was a time years ago when I would always buy a few magazines to read on holiday - not anymore, the price of magazines is horrendous, and not something I would waste money on now.
It's exceptionally quiet here at the park, hardly anyone about. One of the nearby vans is occupied, although they've gone out for the day. Our lovely neighbours C&J texted me yesterday to say they're arriving next week. We know one or two other neighbours will be here next week as well. We've arranged for our van gas boiler to have its annual service whilst we're here, they will also be doing 2 or 3 others at the same time - we all have the same gas man, a nice friendly young man called Jake.
Annabeth - thank you, I'll give the hand held scanner a go the next time I go to Sainsburys. I've seen the board with them all on in our store, although, as it's about to have a major refurb, perhaps it might not have them for much longer!