Stanwick Lakes, curry in a car park and the final night in rural Essex
The husband and I enjoyed a goodish night’s sleep in a bed which just for once wasn’t two metres in the air above a cab. However it did also contain a four year old child. Anyway we all ate a hearty breakfast and set off for nearby Stanwick Lakes which has a children’s park with wonderful wooden climbing on things, cycle paths and a nature reserve. There is just a small charge for the car park.
After a really long walk we returned to Irthlingborough, said our thank yous and goodbyes, acquired some leftover chicken and set off towards rural Essex. As this was Sunday evening at the end of the half-term holidays we didn’t want to impose on anyone with a normal job and initially thought we’d stay at a pub campsite near Bishop’s Stortford. We needed to be near Stansted airport for early Monday afternoon as we had booked a room in the Holiday Inn Express for that night.
While we were discussing our next move we cooked dinner in the car park of Sainsburys in Haverhill. This involved combining the chicken leftovers with a jar of tikka masala curry we needed to use up. With rice and a shared bottle of lager for the grown-ups we were pretty happy. Rather than stopping overnight at a campsite we decided to revisit our friends in rural Essex who were delighted to share a quick drink with us and hear about our adventures. We parked the motorhome outside their house and settled in for our last night.