Today is the last day of my holiday. For the past month I have been roaming around in the Van, which was purchased on the first day my holidays began. My manager's administrator rang me up. I have to do a weeks work in Norwich starting from Monday 13. She needed to know whether or not to book the hotel from Sunday 12 or Monday 13. The difference is whether I want to sacrifice half of the Sunday travelling up, or get up 5 am on the Monday and travel up. I hate getting up early and I hate sacrificing half my Sunday so it's a no win situation either way. But this is the consultant's life and mostly I will travel on the Sunday as the trip in itself can be enjoyable when you don't have to start work right at the end of it.
So I asked her to send me the work address. After a quick search using the UK Camping and Caravanning club site, of which I am a member, I found a site open this time of year, with EHU (Electrical Hook Up) only five miles from the office. So I sent her the details for her to book.
She thought this was pretty cool. She will book the site next week for me. No doubt she may wonder why I would rather stay on a caravan site costing 15 pounds per night than stay in a four star hotel at 150 pounds per night.
I have not had any negative reaction to my preferred form of accommodation yet. In fact the general reaction seems to be a request to join me camping sometime. Maybe I am not the only one questioning the brick and mortar lifestyle.