Do you know how much an awning costs? !! Upwards of £400 !! For crying out loud. Unless you want one that will fall to pieces after its first summer. Four Hundred Pounds !! It’s not even a tent, it’s just an awning!
Well we weren’t going to spend that much so Sarah got searching for an awning on-line. I don’t know how she finds these things so quickly and from so many different places, but in no time we were off to some place down Eastbourne way to pick up one of those simple to erect awnings. They say one person can get the thing up in less than 2 minutes. All the poles are integral to the system and it’s just a case of unfolding it. Yeah, well, let’s see about that another time.
The people we were buying the awning from were serial campers with one of those big white campervan things. They’ve travelled all over Spain and Portugal, so it seems, and have just about every little gadget you could think of. We only wanted the awning and we agreed that that’s all we’d be leaving with. We were not going to be suckered into buying anything extra. We’d already agreed the price of the awning at £120 and that was it. Beside, who wants other people’s second hand salt and pepper pots?
“You’ll love these chairs”
Will I now.
“They’re ever so good. “
“Go on try them. Here let me get it out the bag for you….”
No no, you don’t have to do that. We’ve only come for the awning.
“There you go. Look at those. They’re dead comfy. Proper jobs. £20 the pair.”
£20 you say. hmm. Let us think about that for a second. Whispering to Sarah – they’re at least £40 each brand new aren’t they? OK. we’ll take the chairs.
You’ll need a table
Look at this. It’s legs unscrew and you can have a little coffee table, or a little table to play chess or draughts on, or a tall table to eat your dinner off of… from your new chairs. Brilliant isn’t it.
Here I’ll put that with the chairs. You got a kettle then?
Yeah got one of those thanks
Here. It’s your’s for free.
That’s not enough by a long yard. Here’s twenty. Make that forty. We always carry spare. You may as well take this too.
What is it?
It’s a solar panel – clip it onto the battery and it will trickle charge it. Works on a cloudy day too.
That must be expensive
It is, but you can have it. We don’t need it.
Really. Now here’s something you’ll need. It’s helped us out many a time. You never know when you’ll need it and you’ll thank the Lord you’ve got one. It’s got a little bit of wear and tear but it’s dead comfy.
What’s that then?
A Port-a-loo. Just the one proud owner. Proper job
I bet it is…………