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WELCOME TO THE MAN VAN NO PLAN BLOG

Hi Folks,

Welcome (back) to the ManVanNoPlan Blog. As I haven’t posted a blog post since we came back from Spain in late March, I thought I would post this short message to update you on life in lockdown here in Ardrishaig. 

Bessie is in storage and hopefully we will be getting her out and prepared to get back on the road in late July or August. For the rest of this year we will be staying in the UK but are booked to be back at El Campello on the Costa Brava in mid January. You can see that the Navigator is prepared with her post Brexit 90 day Journal to record our road trip. Read more about this, and other motorhome travel Journals below.

Like most people, we have stayed within a 5 mile radius of home since lockdown began in March, the only exception being to attend the funeral of The Navigator’s mother who passed away in mid May.

The Navigator and Bessie

Regular readers of our blog posts will remember that we used to start and end every trip by visiting the Care Home so future trips will not quite be the same again.

At some point this year we will have to travel down to the East Midlands for Bessie to get the much delayed habitation check and that will probably be the furthest south we venture this year. The rest of our trips will be confined to Scotland as there are many areas we have not been to for some time.

As soon as the travel restrictions are lifted our family will be travelling here for a visit which we are looking forward to. Modern technology has kept us in touch via video links, but it is not the same as spending quality time together. Our granddaughter is coming on leaps and bounds and learning new words every day and beginning to string them together so granny and bampa are looking forward to her visit.

FUN NEW TITLES FROM FYNE EDITIONS
IDEAL CHRISTMAS STOCKING-FILLER PRESENTS

Every month Fyne Editions releases exciting and practical new journals, logbooks and notebooks and we have launched the following range as fun, but practical road trip journals to record the details of all the campsites and stopovers you make in your motorhome, camper van and caravan.

You can buy these logbooks for your own use or give one as a gift to a relative, friend or colleague who has a motorhome, camper van or caravan. They will also make the perfect Christmas stocking-filler gift!

The books are all available on Amazon so if you have a Prime Membership delivery is FREE. Even if you do not subscribe to Prime you can still get FREE DELIVERY by ordering any 2 titles from our complete 300+ list of journals and notebooks so check out our sister site, www.fyneeditions.co.uk to see our rapidly expanding range of motorhome, camper van, caravan and travel titles.

PS – The same titles shown below are available for
CAMPER VANS and CARAVANS.

Another 3 titles in this series coming soon...

Looking for motorhome gifts with FREE POSTAGE?

If you are looking for motorhome gifts with FREE POSTAGE for yourself or a relative, friend or colleague then you ...
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Honfleur Scene

7 Great Coastal Aires within 3 hours of Calais

7 Great Coastal Aires within 3 hours of CalaisWe have stayed on coastal many Aires in Northern France on our ...
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At La Mailleraye sur Seine 03/2020

2020 – Homeward bound from Spain

2020 - Homeward bound from SpainWe had been on Camping le Jardin at El Campello since the 5th of January ...
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2020 – It was all going so well, and then…

2020 - It was all going so well, and then…In my first BLOG of this trip I described how we ...
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2020 – Enjoying the Costa Blanca

Enjoying the Costa Blanca – January 2020If you are a regular follower of this blog you will know we arrived ...
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Castillo de Garcimunoz

2020 – Loch Fyne to the Mediterranean

2020 - Loch Fyne to the MediterraneanFirst of all The Navigator and I would like to wish all the followers ...
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FYNE EDITIONS

During the lock down I started another website (www.fyneeditions.co.uk) and created created a selection of Motorhome, Camper Van, Caravan and Vanlife Journals. The Navigator has always used a notebook to write down our travel details to help me put together this blog but they were not ideal so I decided to devise the ultimate in journals and that’s how Fyne Editions came about. However, things have snowballed since then and there are now 150+ titles online and sales are growing steadily, with the NC500 title by far the best seller so far. The books are published under the Fyne Editions imprint, and yes, the name Fyne is spelled correctly and it refers to Loch Fyne, on Scotland’s Argyll coastline, which we can see from our front window. 

Maybe starting a travel based publishing enterprise during a global lock-down was not going to lead to great riches, or even any riches, but now that we are all getting out and about again things are taking off. The books are printed, delivered and sold by Amazon so clicking on any image takes you to the product page there. If you are an Amazon Prime member the delivery will be FREE, or if not, buying two of our titles qualifies for FREE DELIVERY as Amazon book orders over £10 qualify.

As well as being an essential accessory on our travels, they also make a great Christmas, birthday, retirement or anniversary present for a family member, friend or colleague, in fact anyone you know with a motorhome or camper van etc. Clicking on any image takes you to that title’s Amazon page and you can read more about the title there and (of course) order.
Click on the “look inside” tab on the Amazon image and you will see the titles internal layout.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA

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MOTORHOME
JOURNALS

37
Motorhome Journals
to choose from!

CAMPER VAN
JOURNALS

37
Camper Van Journals
to choose from!

CARAVAN
JOURNALS

13
Caravan Journals
to choose from!

VANLIFE
JOURNALS

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5
Vanlife Journals
to choose from!

WALKING & HIKING
JOURNALS

8
Walking & Hiking Journals
to choose from!

CYCLING
NOTEBOOKS

9
Cycling Notebooks
to choose from!

COUNTRIES
TRAVEL NOTEBOOKS

39
Countries Notebooks
to choose from!

CITIES
TRAVEL NOTEBOOKS

39
Cities Notebooks
to choose from!

SCOTTISH WORDS
NOTEBOOKS

8
Scottish Words Notebooks
to choose from!

SCOTTISH SAYINGS
NOTEBOOKS

7
Scottish Sayings Notebooks
to choose from!

SCOTTISH
 NOTEBOOKS

5
Scottish Notebooks
to choose from!

FYNE PHRASES
NOTEBOOKS

10
Fyne Phrases Notebooks
to choose from!

bessie's best overnight locations

OUR BOOKS

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