Mabel Goes To The Manor
So how does Mabel fit in with a trip for twelve mature golfers ,sharing two self catering lodges at Celtic Manor in South Wales, for a 3 day Monday to Wednesday golfing break?
Well, keen to experience Mabel, a great mate of mine Martin joined me in setting off early Sunday evening to complete most of the three and a half hour journey therefore avoiding the drive on a Monday morning. Mabel is spacious to say the least and her garage was used to store our golf clubs and equipment and her fridge, running off the leisure battery whilst travelling, was used to keep the food for twelve (very!) good eaters cool to include fresh chicken for the curry, slabs of sirloin steak, countless sausages, rashers of bacon, eggs (& a few beers) cool. The freezer kept the oven chips frozen and a further 15+ cases of beer, wine etc were transported with ease.
Worcestershire was selected for the Sunday evening stop over and utilising my 2019 “Brit Stops” motorhome membership The Old Bush public house was our pub car park of choice. What a good choice! Excellent food, a variety of cask ales and an area behind the pub that turned out to be a Camping and Caravan certified site with excellent shower facilities. The landlord even gave his permission to help ourselves to fresh hens eggs for breakfast from the large aviary adjacent to the campsite. What an unexpected great evening and very fresh breakfast.
A short relaxing journey followed on the Monday morning to Celtic Manor to meet up with the rest of the golfers. The lodges weren’t available until the afternoon, after we had completed our first round of golf. The weather was glorious, the shorts were on and the temperature was rising to the mid 20’s. I took the milk and butter off friends who had brought these, set Mabel’s already cool fridge to run off the LPG gas and placed these additional fresh provisions into the fridge, unfortunately having to remove some of the cool beers first. No molten butter and sour milk for us. Sorted!
As large as Mabel is she is nimble enough to be manoeuvred with ease and following the golf she was considerately parked on the driveway of one of the lodges with space for two additional cars. I left my golfing outfits hanging in Mabel’s wardrobe for the duration of the trip, only taking them out as and when they were needed.
Martin brought a drone and Mabel posed for some aerial videography at various times throughout our break, how good she looks from all angles! Other than that what goes on tout stays on tour!
All that was left was the relaxing journey home, Martin had some studying to do so I took the driving reins and even following a three and a half hour journey, 3 days golfing, and one or two beers I still felt as fresh as a a daisy so easy is Mabel to drive.
Ged & Martin W 12th-15th May 2019