New Forest Frolics

Fordingbridge, Hants

25th -28th September


We have just got our first caravan after many months of looking, so this is our first and much eagerly awaited rally. We arrived just before dark on Friday evening which made it a little harder setting up the van, but there were many people to help us set up.

We were given all the information on the rally and given a competition to do. When we finished setting up we went over for a coffee in the tea tent. We also had La Mumbas, (brandy and coffee, with squirty cream on top) yyuummmmmm they were really nice.

Next morning we got up to a foggy day, but the weather soon cleared up. They had a small lake/pond for the men to go fishing in. Greg went down to try his luck, he only had a sea rod but the others looked professional. After a short time he caught a fish, only a little nipper though, but it was still a little nipper more than everyone else!!!!

During the afternoon they had organised games in the field, the games were throwing balls in a bucket, bowls, how many pegs we can hold in one hand and lawn darts, I scored 1 point in this game, I think they moved the target when I threw my darts. One thing that bothers me is that my 9 year daughter beat my score!!

That evening we went up to the hall where there was food and a game of killer skittles. It was also Pat and Pete's 50th rally so they had organised the food and wine, and Sandra Milsom had made a beautiful cake. A good night was had by all, a big thanks to the rally marshals for a great evening.

On the Sunday we had the raffle and presentations, this was our first rally so we received our ‘1st rally badge and Pat and Pete Vowles their 50th badge. They gave out the results to the competition, I knew we wouldn’t do very well as it was ‘Dingbats’, this is Pete's favourite but not our strong point!!!

We had a really good time that weekend, and would like to thank my Uncle Terry and Auntie Sandra (Milsom) and Mum and Dad (Pat and Pete Vowles) for making our first rally an enjoyable and very memorable one.

Paula Mann and Family

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