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A Postcard to Bart

Dear Bart

Thank you for a fab weekend jaunt to the New Forest with the Pearl and Earl posse.. we set off stressed, but with your groovy tunes and laid back approach to the drive we soon chilled out on the journey to the New Forest.

Our destination? Red Shoot Camping – which is where Mr H and Mrs P took your friend Brian many years ago on their honeymoon.. The place has had a little upgrade (new shop and reception) but other than that it was a step back in time.

The sun was kind and the donkeys hung out by the gate to the camp, next to the micro brewery pub (the Red Shoot Inn) – which is where Mr H spent quality time testing all the local brews, while the kids hung out on the log swing, strung from the pub tree.

We bought some retro friends along for the ride – like the kids Chopper Bike and mini original Budgie – which held their own against the back drop of seriously loaded mountain techno bikes.. We even managed to free wheel through a ford without falling off!

Sausages were a whizz to cook up on your handy stove with all the gadgets – and Mrs P bought home made cakes for tea. You caused many an admiring glance and your shiny hub caps made the perfect arty shot of our camp!

We were blessed with the best of British Summer Weather and so caught the Sandbanks Chain ferry to Shell Bay.. where we finished the day eating fish and chips watching the sun set, in comfort. Whilst the last day may have been a little damp – we chilled out watching dvds and drinking lots of tea, relaxing before having to head back home.

Until next time … We love you Bart x

PS – for regular readers Bart replaced Bongo at the last minute due to a last minute hitch… and you too can make friends with Bart via our friends at Vanilla Splits

September 06, 2011 by pearlandearl
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