So we are home! We were up betimes this morning and as soon as Carrefour opened I went in to buy a few last-minute things - as always, I thought I only wanted coffee and bread for lunch, but ended up buying other bits that I like (mayonnaise in a tube, French tinned peas, various teas and tisanes and a new pair of flip-flops, mine, which I use as bedroom slippers during the summer, having demised the day before yesterday!).
After this, we decided to investigate the motorhome dealers in Calais, of which I had heard good reports. We bought a new bin, and a new set of levelling blocks, one of ours having been accidentally left in Vienna, and then my husband saw one of those containers with pockets in, and said he would buy that, but it would be too big for beside my bed. Ever since we have had the motor home, I have struggled with the lack of a bedside table - but I have several perfectly good cosmetic bags which unroll, and a couple of hooks.... problem solved! Just when I can't spend the night in the machine to test it! Oh well.... I don't quite know why I didn't think of that before - my spectacles, Kindle, overnight medications (mostly peppermint spray for a dry mouth) and little clock can all be much more easily available than when they are under my pillow. Still won't be able to drink a cup of tea in bed, though - looking forward to that tomorrow morning!
We also tried to get a new lock for the gas cupboard, but to no avail. Then it was less than 2 hours before our booked crossing, so we went straight to the terminal and were given a crossing an hour earlier than the one we'd booked on. Stopped at Maidstone services to have lunch, and then home very quickly, and now have unloaded the van and unpacked.
More adventures soon.....