To use a thoroughly British term things went a bit 'Tits up' yesterday. But then they turned alright in the end. I recalled that I had always been billed for the campsite in advance. I wasn't this year so thought that perhaps my memory had failed me and that I'd always paid on arrival. Yikes! When we arrived we didn't have a reservation. It seems that I'd been emailed for payment but the message had disappeared to goodness knows where. It would have been okay - except that it's Bank Holiday here and my gorgeous home from home on the Breton coast was full. ''I have one pitch that will become available later on' said the lovely lady in reception. 'Go and take a look. You can move to the main camping area if you want to tomorrow when all the French people have gone home.'
And so I did. I was thrilled with what she'd come up with and so was Bossy Beth. The pitch is off on its own at the back of the site and is a haven of peace and tranquility. The downside is that it's a long way from the toilet and shower block. Louis whinged so I've relaxed my normal stringent rules about the use of the motorhome loo as a compromise.
So we're staying put. I'm so delighted I might even book this specific pitch in the future. It's like our own little bit of Dartmoor - in Brittany! We had pizza and strawberries on our 'tor' last night. There's room for Klaus the Knaus and the teens have their own home pictured here. The Quechua 4:2 came out of the loft. There's a bedroom apiece and it's full of seats, throws and enough sweets to sink a battleship. As it's a holiday I'm overlooking that one. They've found friends and, as I suspected, I might rarely see them apart from when they need feeding and financing. That's okay because for someone who loves people and socialising I'm surprisingly good at solitary. I'm working on being thankful for what I've got rather than what is lacking. So I'm taking advantage of the space that being on my own gives me. Maybe turns of event were meant to be. It seems that I've ended up with the retreat space that I was hoping for!