Thursday, May 17, 2012

Not the Mog Blog

Here is the news (and this time it’s NOT about my ankle)… we are selling the Mog. Yes, you heard it here first, the big yellow Unimog is 4 SALE!!

There are a number of reasons for selling the old girl, but briefly, we want to spend a lot more time in Europe just tootling about and the Mog is not the vehicle to do that in. It uses way too much fuel and is not much chop in hill towns and cobbled lanes. Plus there is the obvious fact that I can’t drive the thing, especially now that I have a dodgy ankle.

The decision was made pre ankle breaking, in Morocco actually. We have really taken to the whole camper-van lifestyle, and have now bought a suitable retired persons old motorhome – a 1990 Hymer, with lots of space but not too big.

Our New Home in Pete & Kath's Driveway

If we ever get out of Wales, we’ll spend about 2 years pottering around Europe, focussing on wine regions, and Eastern Europe. Driving back to Australia eventually is a whole different story, more on that later.

In further news, we have won our battle with the Allianz. My wonderful surgeon wrote them a stern letter with his views on their proposed treatment and they smartly changed their minds, so we are £8,700 better off, PHEW.

I now have cast number 6 on my leg and this one stays on for 2 weeks, then I get my weight-bearing cast. 2 further weeks on that I think, then I get a boot (black leather, small stiletto??) that I can walk in and hopefully ditch the crutches soon after. That’s when the physio starts. As you can see we will be hanging around here for some time.

Cast No. 6

I now have a plate and 11 screws in my ankle, I’m thinking of entering it in the Guinness Book of Records.

The weather is still very dodgy with the temperature struggling most days to get into double figures. If the sun does shine, a cold cold north wind drives us back inside. Oh for those lazy days sitting in the sun in Spain drinking wine!!!

1 comment:

  1. Kate, I think we all know that a kitten heel is the most appropriate for a weight bearing cast. Please!


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