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It’s been 663 days

Opps ! – Where have we been hiding for the past two years, a Return back to blogging world for Team Our Leap of Faith.

Selfie of Paul and Michele in the cold and windy - Team Our leap of Faith!

When We (ok mainly Paul) first started blogging a few years ago ,we believed we had a useful voice, a story to tell

I went through a series of stages that most authors can appreciate.

Wow, We are Online !

What say we say ?

People are Actually reading Us ?

And so it goes. In those early days life was simple and something like blog stats an SEO meant absolutely nothing to me.  

I never saw the others as competition, just a band of happy go lucky souls who all explore the world

When Kat at Wandering bird wrote a list of 10 Motorhome travel blogs , I felt honoured to be among the ranks of Ourtour and Tread the Globe and after all, those are the big dogs, I thought .

But, as with many things in life, I just got lazy and didn’t really pay the blog much attention, if folks showed up and read an old post, then cool. If not, my quality of life was really not affected at all . 

I even tried an experiment with YouTube to fill my creative void, something I love but never quite get right

 I realized that my small fish of a channel was in a very big pond. A humble truth was once again realised.

So what’s my outlook today? 

I’m planning on going back to blogging  because I can. 

I have something very unique to discuss with readers- Na probably not, but I’m here again for me and that’s that.

In the big pond of blogs, some small boutiques can survive. With the right attitude, a unique product and a willingness to be a service to the wider community- Our Leap of Faith and this humble correspondent will be around for a long time.

So where have we been in the best part of two years !


We stuck to idea that we can balance work and life by still working as campsite wardens at the somewhat amazing 5 start adults only touring park that is Old Oaks in Glastonbury, Somerset. The allure of filling the coffers for 9 months which allows the winter to wonder freely is still very much alive.

We are truly blessed to live in a stunning part of the world.

Frozen lake at The Old Oaks Touring park in Glastonbury, Home to Our Leap Of Faith

We still have the Campervan, Verity our Volkswagen who has allowed us many many trips away over the past couple of years.

Verity, the Volkswagen transporter  mobile home of our leap of faith  resting in the tranquil setting of Branscombe Air Field campsite

with some of the highlights being a trip into wales for Michele to climb her first mountain Pen y Fan, it is probably one of the most popular peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park and a nice easy summit making a great if wind swept afternoon hike.

Michele from Our leap of faith, starting the Hike up the path to Pen Y Fan in wales to summit her first mountain
a wind swept Michele from Our leap of faith at the 886m meter summit of Pen y Fan in the Brecon beacons

One of two Epic finds in South Devon one which is now very much of Guilty Pleasure, Ladram Bay Holiday park is the total opposite of anything that we would ever go for.

Our leap of faith, Michele looking out to sea by the stunning Red rock on Ladram bays holiday park

Think children’s entertainment, Bingo, Dino Golf and Disco’s but it has pulled us back in 3 or 4 times since discovering the amazing private beach at the bottom of the site.

South Devon coastal view on the stunning Ladram Bay and it cliff stacks

The other is completely the opposite end of the spectrum. A grass field, offering very limited options for electric hook up, but with both amazing sea views and a tiny private runway ! – Branscombe Airfield is home to some amazing vintage plans which fly directly from the site.

One of the classic airplane which fly directly from the campsite at Branscombe airfield in south Devon

An extra special treat for Michele birthday saw us hoping back over the Prince of Wales bridge and heading off to one of the UK’s only campsite with private hot tubs directly on the pitch! Bargoed Farm Lakeside Camping & Caravan Park.

First thing we done after setting up was clothes off and jump straight into the hot tub..was super hot and we spent at least 2 hours in there. Given the weather wasn’t too great, this was such a bonus.

Our leap of faith relax in the amazing hot tub right on your pitch at Bargoed  Farm in wales

After lazing about in the tub, we showered and headed to the on-site cafe/restaurant ‘The Moody Cow’ for some food. There is a dog friendly section there if anyone has pets with them. The place was clean, staff were friendly and the menu is all home grown or locally sourced.

the food at the Moody Cow restaurant at Bargoed farm caravaning  park

With the danger of Covid slowly diminishing away we took the chance to travel south for the Winter, Randomly for us we booked a campsite for the entire winter break, located directly on both the beach and the Alicante tram line

An amazing sunset in the Alicante region of Spain

Villajoyosa, the colourful coastal town in Spain, is located in the province of Alicante and enchants with a uniquely beautiful old town and the many wonderful beaches. This place is particularly famous for the colourful houses that give the city a very special ambience. Due to the perfect location in the heart of the Costa Blanca, this coastal town is a popular spot for excursions.

holiday to Villajoyosa is a good choice, especially for those who prefer something a little quieter. In addition, the beaches are absolutely marvelous, and even during the high season it is much less busy here than in the tourist hotspots of the Costa Blanca.

But also a holiday to Villajoyosa is a good choice, especially for those who prefer something a little quieter. In addition, the beaches are absolutely marvellous, and even during the high season it is much less busy here than in the tourist hotspots of the Costa Blanca.

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