NEW TYRE & BATTERY

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Took the camper to ATS today for the new tyre but was told afterwards that I need another two, bit of a shock but getting them a bit cheaper at £60 each just got to wait until they come in next Monday.

I am still getting prices for a new battery but ATS gave me a great price, higher cca and ah and they fitted it for me today so that was £114 well spent. The battery is twice the size of the one that was in there so I should have no problems with that.

It is good to know it’s all done and I am safe as there is nothing worse than breaking down on your own somewhere. I am still looking for someone to fit my reversing camera but think I am going to have to go to a camper van dealer or somewhere like that as a normal garage do not really want to touch it.

Myself, Jodie and Alfie are going to camp out in a park and clean all the tanks before filling them and try to clean the awning with a broom. We will hook up to electric and charge everything, get the fridge nice and cold and make sure the TV works as I have never tried that yet.  I wonder how much power it would take from the leisure battery if you watch the tv for a bit when camping off-road?

Once the camper is all sorted then I can take the cat away for couple days and see what she thinks about it all.

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How is your week going?

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

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If you join Goodreads they do giveaways all the time on hundreds of books so I often just have a look through the latest releases to see if there is anything I fancy and every so often I am lucky, well about three times actually but that is still three free books. This is my latest one that I have just been notified about. I will be reading this after my Netgalley books.

I have got a bit of a list at the moment as a few books have been released so I think I will read in this order.

I am so looking forward to reading all of these as I am so sure they are going to be superb. My favourite authors, good reviews and recommendations. The reviews will go out on publishing day for some of these but I will let you know.

Do you do your reading in bed?  It’s so comfy snuggling down with a good book I just have to make sure I don’t fall asleep and drop my Kindle, yes I have done that a few times so now I try to remember to lay in the middle of the bed so it does not land on floor.

Have a relaxing Sunday everyone x

I AM A BATTERY EXPERT LOL

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I think I need to look for blogging camper van people as I didn’t get any help about my battery dilemma. I did ask on a Facebook camper van group and a lovely man told me what all the numbers mean. So the 096 is the casing size, the cca and the ah you need the highest numbers you can afford and the longest guarantee. I had a few suggestions as to makes that were good and long-lasting so it gave me enough information to start searching myself on the internet. This appears to be the best I have found so far with ah77 and cca780 and 5 year guarantee from Amazon. It does not appear to be calcium so not sure about that aspect.

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Back to searching so not a lot of reading or writing happening today.

AT BAY BY JOHN W MEFFORD – BOOK REVIEW

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This was a free book on Amazon a while ago so thought I would start on my free books. I didn’t realise it was the first in a series but it was good so I will look out for the next one. This is about a FBI agent who crashes her car and loses her memory so as she is trying to work out who she is, her job carries on with her doing things automatically. Her two children seem to spend more time with the nanny and her husband seems a bit distant. While all this is going on, is there someone out to kill her as a few things are happening to her. Then there is the two men that have been murdered in a rather horrible way and is there a connection to the artifacts stolen from a museum.  Sounds like a lot going on but it all works really well in the story. I really liked that there was a twist at the end as that makes the lead on to the next book very interesting. Good police drama with a family life wrapped around it.

FIND MY?

I think I have had a light bulb moment but you may not. On all Apple products there is an app for FIND MY PHONE and it is very good as we found out a couple of weeks ago when Kara lost her phone. It took us straight to the house where it was and we got it back. If that works on iPhones, iPads and Mac’s why is it not put in everything from phones, cars, bikes to even children, they could wear some sort of sticker or necklace.  At least then we would have a good chance of getting things back but also it would deter people from stealing things surely.

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Mia and Zac have been here today, they bought all the ingredients to make a cake, it turned out enormous but very delicious. Not very good for the diet of course, what diet my inner voice says, I know, I have slipped a bit and can’t even blame the snow or cold now, must be the rain.

I have been looking for a new battery for the camper, what a choice! How on earth am I supposed to pick which one? The prices are all different as well.

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This is the one that Halfords recommend and these I have found on-line.

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I am liking the 5 year guarantee but then it’s not easy to send back if you get it on-line or do they just send you a new one?

They say a calcium one is better and lasts longer so that is a definite. It has to be powerful as it charges the leisure battery as well.

CAMPER SPARES

It appears that my camper has commercial tyres so they will have to order one in to replace the flat one and it will cost £96. What a relief I only need one! I also checked on a new battery as it has the wrong one in it at the moment and that’s why it went flat as it charges the leisure battery as well, so a middle of the road one with a 4 year guarantee is £101 but you can get them cheaper on-line now I know which size to get. Not cheap these parts but you must have them, the MOT is not until August so it should be ok until then and give me time to save in case anything needs doing then.

I received one egg this year from Billie and I was really pleased when I undid it as there was NO plastic in the wrapping and the egg was in a paper basket. I was so pleased that the companies are taking notice and stopping the ridiculous amount of plastic they use in packages.

This book came today as I had to buy it again as I lent it out and never got it back so I am looking forward to reading it. I have two books to read for Netgalley first so I will get stuck in to reading the next couple of days, while I wait for the garage to ring about when the tyre comes in stock.

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Happy Tuesday everyone.