Unpredictability - Good for your health

Our modern life is based on organising an environment free from the unexpected. The house needs to be as stable and reliable as possible. The job as safe as possible. Nothing should break down. Nothing but what we predict, should occur.
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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A New Home

The Pageant Moselle caravan had been providing me with fine service as a weekend base to bring my children.  However, as is the way with children they have a habit of growing vertically and the living space needed increasing.  So I decided it would be a good idea to purchase an apartment and this would be some sort of investment to leave the children.

I called the estate agent and he showed me some properties in and around Bognor Regis.  A nice town widely famous for its Butlins holiday park.  He showed me five properties.  None of them seemed particularly appealing to me but this would be expected if you live like I do on wheels in some of the most spectacular rural areas in the country.  I decided on a ground floor flat that looked cosy enough and had a decent off road parking space for the van.

So then it was off to the bank.  I had been into the bank before seeing the estate agent and the mortgage lady gave me a certificate stating how much I could borrow.  I had been with this bank for several years and so they had a financial history of my affairs.  So I had my invoices for the past year printed out and statements to show the deposit was in order.  And it was with a surprise to me when the computer told the lady that the answer was no.  This was strange indeed since I am without debt but there was little I could do about it at this point and I still needed to solve this living space problem.

I decided therefore to purchase a bigger caravan as a temporary solution and committed myself to a savings plan that would enable me to buy a property outright rather than use the mortgage avenue.  And so it was that I became the proud owner of an Elddis Crusader Superstorm.  This is a twin axle top of the range caravan with berths for six people.  It took a good evening to transfer my belongings from the old van to the new and this was quite an exhausting exercise.  Once completed I sat down on the plush L shaped lounge and gave some thought to the new abode.  It seemed very luxurious and I couldn't help but smile at my fortune - even a Nomad deserves a bit of luxury.

And I will list some of the fine features of this caravan.

  • Motor mover.  Attached to each axle are a number of motors.  Using a remote control device I can entice these motors to move the caravan into position simply by depressing a few buttons.
  • On board water tank.  The external aquaroll water tank is still required but once connected, water is pumped from the aquaroll to the internal tank.  There is also an electronic gauge that will tell me how full the on board tank is.  I like this feature and there is no longer the need to go outside into the cold and the mud to check if there is sufficient water for a shower.
  • An alarm.  Just like a car alarm.  This really is quite loud and I discovered how loud when by accident I activated it one morning - waking the neighbouring campers from there slumber. 
  • On board music system.  It is no different to the music system you will find in a modern car.
  • Built in microwave.  The microwave is housed in an enclosure attached to the ceiling and so this is a great use of space.  I am quite the microwave cook and it was obvious after heating my Tesco Spaghetti Carbonara that this was a fine microwave device indeed.
Peace to All


  1. Very nice indeed! What are you using to tow her?

    1. Thanks OLIAC - I will use the Transit Van to tow her for now but I hope to buy a four wheel drive. I like the look of the Land Rover Defender.