Not the way to start 2021

Christmas by the sea

Making the most of our socially distanced Christmas, we decided to get out for a bit in the afternoon and have tea (and a mince pie) by the sea in the camper. Always good to make the most of the weather, enjoy a bit of fresh air and a beautiful view with some golden hour sunshine whilst listening to one of Lornas Christmas present CDs. Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best!

Christmas tea with a view
Christmas Tea with a view

Nice to watch the sun go slowly down on a very different Christmas. Our first without being able to spend it with our kids. Hopefully next year we can all be together as normal!

Christmas sunset
Christmas sunset

Happy New Year?

Well, 2020 finally came to an end. Calling it a strange year would be an understatement. Feels strange to be living through a genuine moment of human history with this Covid-19 pandemic at the moment. So now we’ve finally got into 2021, have you got you FREE vdubxs calendar up yet?

Get you free 2021 vdubxs calendar
Get you free 2021 vdubxs calendar

Hessisch changes

The one thing I was really looking forward to in 2021 was the forthcoming Hessisch Oldendorf VW show in Germany. It has to be my favourite VW show. As it only happens once every four years, there is plenty of lead time to build up the anticipation of the event.

driving through the old town streets of Hessisch Oldendorf
driving through the old town streets of Hessisch Oldendorf

Although I had managed to book my ticket for it last year, unfortunately, because of the concerns surrounding the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Hessisch show has now had to be postponed to 2022 now. Understandable with the circumstances. It’s a show that attracts visitors and vehicles from all around the world, so better o be safe than sorry. At least my ticket remains valid for 2022!

unfortunately, Hessisch 2021 is postponed to 2022 now
unfortunately, Hessisch 2021 is postponed to 2022 now

See Schwimmwagens in action

My 2021 calendar wasn’t exactly full of events, so losing Hessisch will be a real shame.

Hidden gems tucked away at Hessisch Oldendorf
Hidden gems tucked away at Hessisch Oldendorf

No go Ninove

Once I heard that Hessisch had been postponed, it was no great surprise to hear that the earlier air-cooled event at Ninove in Belgium was also going to be postponed to 2022 as well. So no UK Cruise to Ninove event again this year either.

what will you be driving to Ninove…
what will you be driving to Ninove…

Subsequently, the European Bugin show and VolksWorld shows have also been cancelled for 2021. Is suspect that it might be a sign of things to come for most UK and European 2021 VW events and shows, unfortunately.

available in a range of colour combinations
available in a range of colour combinations

Ben Pon 2022

So with major VW shows getting postponed to 2022 now, the Ben Pon Barndoor gathering in the Netherlands could be even more popular than ever!

the highs and lows of the Ben Pon Barndoor bus gathering
the highs and lows of the Ben Pon Barndoor bus gathering

It’s another show that only takes place once every four years. So if this still takes place, could end up being the basis of an epic road trip to take in both Ben Pon and Hessisch Oldendorf in the same year! Now that really would be something worth waiting for.

cool vintage air cooled VW’s everywhere you look
cool vintage air-cooled VW’s everywhere you look

Aircooled adventures 2021

It’s not all gloom and doom then. I’m also working on some special treats for vdubxs.com subscribers this year, so there should be plenty to look forward to…

what lies ahead in 2021…
what lies ahead in 2021…

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