Sunday, 13 May 2018

Tenth Birthday and Good Weather.....

Yesterday was the tenth birthday of this Blog.....
Over the past ten years 'The Original PurpleTraveller' has covered lots of different subjects such as saddle comfort.... favourite tents for backpacking....the pain endured on long distance bike rides against the clock.... caravan life and lots more.....

When it was first started I had thought that it might be a platform for friends to follow what was going on and keep in touch when I was away on some hair brained challenge either on the bike or backpacking or something else......
The truth is that has not really been the case.....

In the main friends don't drop in on the blog all that often but new internet friends have been made and some of those have been regular followers for many years and in turn I have followed their blogs with interest......

I have always made a point of answering any comments left on the blog because I feel that if people have made the effort to read my ramblings and then made the extra effort to leave a comment then the least that I can do is acknowledge that fact.....

How many more years will I continue to make posts on this blog?
That is a difficult one to answer....... 
i suppose I might wake up one morning and decide enough is enough and stop posting entries for good.....

I do go through periods of not having much to say and during those periods obviously make fewer posts and then something happens and I think to myself that I must put that on the blog.....

Anyway..... I would like to say to all those readers out there who drop by on a regular basis "Thanks you are what it is all about"

Since my last post the weather has improved no end and like almost everywhere else in the country we had a stunning Bank Holiday weekend.......

The site was quite busy over the weekend.....
The lower field was the busiest as can be seen in the first picture below.......

The busy lower field...
 By Monday afternoon the lower field was almost empty..... They had come...camped....and gone again!!
Monday afternoon and most campers had gone.....
 So what did we do over the Bank Holiday.......
We kept off the roads.....took the front panel of the awning down and sat around in the sun enjoying all the nice weather....
Good enough weather to take the awnings front panel down....
Oh..! One last thing......
I have now brought Fiona the Felt out of her winter hibernation and am now enjoying the wonders of Full Carbon & Dura-Ace rides.......
Fiona the Felt....My summer ride now out on the road......

8 comments:

Bob Andrews said...

Don't give up on your musings which I enjoy reading and when finishe glance over to your blog list and suddenly time has whipped by!

Trevor Woodford said...

@Bob Andrews
Thanks Bob..... Pleased that my posts give you some enjoyment......

Steve A said...

I rather think of of a blog as a "public journal with a purpose." Does that make sense? Of course, I think we'd find your journal's purpose has changed over the years. For example, Eriba was nowhere to be found back in the early days.

Trevor Woodford said...

@Steve A
That is very true Steve... In the early days it was more focused on lightweight camping and cycling (touring and road) Over the years it has changed to more 'Eriba' based camping(caravanning) with cycling and general interest as the add-ons. This of course reflects what I am doing more of these days... Who knows where it will go in the future....

RANTWICK said...

Keep it up Trevor; you are one of the people who keep me wanting to lose some weight! That carbon of that Felt would probably explode in protest if I tried to ride it :)

Trevor Woodford said...

@RANTWICK
Ha...Ha... Don't worry, my own weight is a constant battle. It goes up in the winter and then I spend all summer working hard to get it back down again and then as winter comes round it all starts over again....

Steve A said...

One day, perhaps, we'll hear about your new "Tipoon" travel trailer that replace Eriba. That Tipoon sounds like just the thing for the full-time, well-heeled" retiree. Who says the French never come up with anything good, if a bit spendy? OTOH, perhaps it is a more socially acceptable version of the never ending franco-german rivalry...

Trevor Woodford said...

@Steve A
The Tipoon travel trailer certainly looks an interesting bit of kit Steve... However I think that I will stick with Eva the Eriba :-)