Camping starts on Friday
I thought I'd do a post as nobody else seems to be saying much. We're off on our car journey to Italy on Friday morning (for the fourth time). I haven't been put off by all the negative comments about roughing it camping, and I have been energised by people who seem to know that camping can mean fresh air, the chance to stop whenever and wherever the fancy takes without prior arrangement, independence and a young heart. My family are frowning, (they know I like my hairdrier), but then they only know package holidays and pick up at the airport! I'm a pensioner (really?) and it could be this is the start of more off piste camping stop-offs on our way to the place in Lunigiana (and back). I'll have my car there for 6 weeks whilst Allan pops home for a week or so to check up on the business, and I'll show my Italian neighbours what an independent woman I am driving here and there, exploring everywhere alone, whilst the other half is out of the country. My counterpart Italian neighbours wouldn't dream of going off alone, they stick to home and the ktichen. How independent I can feel - not retired, slightly out-of-the main-stream, an aging ex-London gal - not a has been at all. How can I convince them??I know, get my daughter out for a week! Yes, she's coming. Watch out Lunigiana.