Hoovering with the Krays



The downside to motor homing is that you are required by the Missus to hoover the house before you are allowed to set off. I was closely watched yesterday, while performing this chore, by Colin and Penny, aka the Kray twins, who knew something was up by the general frenetic packing and cleaning activity. If Colin is looking unusually somnolent, even for him, it is because he has just scoffed a box of biscuits for cheese, inadvisedly left unattended at Colin nose level. And he did pretty much eat the box, as well as it’s contents.

Weight Watching

Weight Watching

In the mid afternoon we headed south down the M6 with Deborah Moggach, in good form with her audiobook ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, pausing only to weigh Mavis at Jenkinson’s weigh bridge in Penrith.

The M6

The M6

We pelted through the 40 mph limit areas at at least 2.5 mph and reached Portsmouth by 11 pm. We bivouacked last night outside Southdown’s motorhomes and spent the morning getting one or two minor problems sorted out. Their after sales service is brilliant.

Port Solent

Port Solent

In the afternoon we took the Krays around Port Solent…a good motorhome stop over with loads of free parking.

Wetsuit shopping.

Wetsuit shopping.

We bought a wet suit at the marine super store here. I am plotting a bit of surf kayaking when we get to the Medoc.

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Port Solent Eatery

Portsmouth Grape Girl

The waitress failed to tempt us in for a pizza and we went back to Mavis for a tasty curry and naan before the short trip to the Brittany Ferries terminal. We are booked on the 8 am ferry for Caen.


Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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Posted in - United Kingdom, Autumn 2015, Hampshire, Portsmouth
8 comments on “Hoovering with the Krays
  1. Rosie Pike says:

    Ooh, exciting, and they’re off followed closely behind (but headed for a different destination) by the Pikes! Safe travels Mavis and crew, looking forward to following you! X

  2. liz says:

    enjoy the trip and let me know if any plans for stoping over at mine! xoxo

  3. Liz throup says:

    Hi, Peter and Nia. Joe and I hope you have a brilliant trip.You should be safe with the Kray Bros keeping a beady eye. Will contact A, soonish and visit him ere long. Love, Liz&.Joe xx

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