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Don’t panic it’s not me…
Well worth a look if you are in the market for a Hymer.
At a recent show (Malvern) I was asked more times than I can count how I manage regarding internet access. As I run an internet company this is an important subject for me. I have a range of access methods so that I have many fallback positions. Here I will just describe the best solutions I use.
Firstly I will describe my setup. I have a 19″ rackmount main computer that is fitted into a cupboard. This is my main computer and has many hard drives for media storage. I then have 2 laptops a big desktop replacement one and a small netbook. The reason for this is I need a great deal of disk storage and a powerful machine for work. This is the main system. However this is only any use when I am on hookup. The large laptop is for working when I am not on hookup. This pulls 5 Amps so I can’t really run it all day every day if I am off hookup for extended periods. I then have the small netbook which I can take out of the van with me and only draws 1Amp and will go for a whole day on 1 charge.
I then have a blackberry phone and an android phone. The android phone is mainly for data and also runs a Skype client for my “Landline”
I got back from a weekend at Malvern yesterday. I wish circumstances were different as I would have stayed for a week or more and taken a walk up the hills etc.
Here are a couple of videos I took.
This one is from the Cowboy display area in the show ground itself.
This one is from the event tent on Saturday night just before the rain started.
During the party it chucked it down with rain, just after the rain finished I went out for a smoke and could see the clouds low over the hills. It looked amazing. I am not sure you can see them fully here?
I did however manage to get a (wobbly video) of the hills in the sun..
As the title says I am still stuck in Coningsby. The gap between mothers first operation and the second has been a lot longer than anyone anticipated.
She is due in hospital on the 4th Sept then it will be 3 months recovery etc. I am guessing I will be back on the road just in time for Winter so I doubt I will do anything worth posting about until early next year.
2013 has pretty much been a washout as a fulltimer. It would have been much harder had I not been a fulltimer though as I would have struggled to look after mother as I would have had to keep the fulltime job to pay the mortgage etc…
For the last 6 months I have been parked within locked gates of a Joinery factory helping a friend out with his Company. Not much to post about that.I had a bit of a run in with an industrial saw 3 weeks before I was due to leave and my thumb was out of action for quite some time. It is still pretty painful now and again.. I am leaving it until the nail grows out and if I am still in any pain I will consult a doctor.
After that I was supposed to go to my Mums to help her when she came out of hospital. However her first visit was cancelled as they were missing some specialist equipment. I decided to go to my favourite CL at Louth.
Here is a quick video look at the site. (click on the youtube logo at the bottom right corner to view it in higher resolution. I have posted them at full 1080p)
Mother then went into hospital for what I thought would only be 5 days. We are now onto day 17.. However we don’t know when she will be out so I moved closer and stopped on a CL in Coningsby. This turned out to be a good move as the weather improved immediately and this brought out the Battle of Britain Memorial flight who were struggling to get in enough practice time before the display season. I was getting non stop displays from the BBMF, the Typhoons, the Tornados. I also saw a saber which I have never seen before and a couple of what I believe to be F15s did a fly by. Here are a couple of videos from my time at the CL.
And yes that is my van at the beginning.
Here are two more I took from the road just on the other side of the house.
I am now parked outside mothers house hoping that she will be out of hospital tomorrow. I will be pretty much stuck in Coningsby for the next 3 months so I won’t have much of interest to post I don’t think. However I am planning to go to the BBMF and have a mooch round the hanger. If I do I will see if I am allowed to take pictures and will post them if I can.