Ok, we’ve been lucky, all right beyond lucky, since we left today is the first day that we have been trapped in the motorhome, outside it is grey, dark, damp and freezing cold!
To the point that we have pulled into the aire at Castelsarrasin (N44.038630 E1.102150), mainly because it offers overnight parking and electric for €2.50- so we can hammer the gadgets (and recharge fast) and leave the heating on 24/7
Today Paloma is sharing the site with a few other French vans, all of them look like they are staying safe inside too!
So what can you do, when you have to have a van day ?
There is nothing more relaxing to most people than sitting down with a good book and reading a good mystery or action story.
And on a rainy day, you can do just that in your Motorhome sit back, prop up your feet, and catch up on reading those books you have been wanting to read.
As weight conscious travellers, there’s no way we could have carried enough real books to see us through the last 8 months, but thanks to the power of E-books we have with us a library of around 2000 books and the ability to download new ones if we ever wanted.
We also signed up to Book Bub which has some free book offers and e mails them to you.
Adult Colouring Books
That right folks Colouring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult Colouring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, I think Michele would agree she uses it more to sit peacefully and reflect- plus she is really a big kid.
Well neither of us could ever say we really play cards, but before we left we bought ourselves a pack of cards and a cribbage boards ….. yep still learning !
Who knew there was actually real skill to how to play, it a little old fashioned but it’s easy to learn and will probably take a lifetime to master.
And if all else fails……..
A good old movie
Amazing but true, but we do have a tv with us. It’s mounted in our bedroom, so that we can snuggle down under the duvet and indulge in a little escapism.
A bit like the books, no way on earth could we lug about a whole collection of movies, but thanks once again to the magic of the digital world we have enough movies and series box sets loaded on memory sticks to keep us entertained for along along time…..
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