Exploring our new home has been fun, and we've managed to keep some of our Canadian traditions like pumpkin picking before Thanksgiving, this year joined by the boys' Uncle, Aunty and wee cousin - there are some advantages to the UK. After a world of pain navigating the UK school application system the boys have settled into their new school and have restarted skating lessons, and joined a great local rugby club.
We're missing our outdoor gear, which we shipped over from Canada and should hopefully arrive in a few more weeks. Being unable to camp, we had a great weekend in a Shepherd's Hut, just up the road from home in the South Downs National Park. We booked through Hipcamp, which is a great website listing cool camping and glamping spots in both the UK and Canada (amongst other places). Use the link above for £10/$10 off your first stay.
Our Canadian Land Rover has now gone to a loving new home, and we just picked up another Defender last week - he came already named 'Budgie' so we are sticking with that - welcome to Team E Budgie! We've already had a great proving run from Portsmouth to Edinburgh (about 450mi / 725km), and we're booked in to have a new pop-top roof fitted next month which will be the first stage in creating our new camping adventure wagon!