The Long Overdue Update

Wow, it’s been absolutely ages since I last wrote a personal blog post detailing all the ups and downs of our simplistic caravan life….and to be honest I really couldn’t be bothered. After the most intense winter, and as if in payment for sticking it out, we have been blessed with a summer antipodean expats…

Why Now Is The Right Time To Take Your Teen Camping

They’re a surly combo of mixed emotions and attitude, wrapped up in a self absorbed, often greasy and unkempt package…but underneath all that they’re still our babies and in my opinion there’s no better time to take them camping than now. They are at an age where they can get involved in all aspects of…

Why You Should Consider a Caravan Holiday This Summer

To start with, so that we’re on the same page…prior to moving into our caravan, we had never been on a caravan holiday. There was one occasion where we stayed in a static caravan but all I remember of that particular trip is arriving at the campsite quite late at night, the boys excitedly running…

Vanlife-Surviving Winter

And….we’re back! We (just barely) survived the wettest winter ever. It was the exact opposite of absolutely everything you see in #vanlife pics on Instagram. There were no lovely open door sea views, no cute pooch sleeping at the bottom of the caravan bed, no happy, carefree ‘worldschool’ kids….truthfully what springs to mind when thinking…

The Big Chill

February has been quite the month- 2 more caravan birthdays, 4 newspaper articles, 1 radio interview and an appearance on This Morning which was cancelled at the last minute 😂     A lot of excitement, hype and sensationalism but we are now back on track and hard at work on our next volunteer project….

2018- Our Year of Love and Understanding, Positivity

This is probably the 5th time I’ve started writing this blog post and truth be told I didn’t feel I really had anything to say. I was heading in the direction of ‘A Smashing Start’- in reference to the fact that as Big Ben struck midnight one of the kids (I will not name him…

See You in 2018

With Christmas but a few days away and 2017 drawing to a close I’ve been feeling rather reflective this week. What a crazy year it has been….reluctantly we had to leave our Portuguese life behind (for now), we’ve made the decision to volunteer our way around the world and we’ve taken the first steps by…

A Week of Caravan Firsts

  What a week it’s been! Full of new experiences, learning opportunities and celebrations. On Wednesday we woke the kids up around 5am so that we could wish Sebastian a very, happy 14th caravan birthday before Warren left for work. He’s the first one in the fam to celebrate in our new mobile home and…

Caravan Cabin Fever

The last two weeks have been an absolute nightmare and left me questioning whether we have made the right decision or not. The day to day chores are becoming more and more unpleasant the colder and darker it gets and heading to the laundromat every two days is an expensive, time consuming and tedious task….

Project Volunteer

So we are now 7 weeks into our adventure and it’s been a seriously steep learning curve with daily overwhelming highs and a fair share of ‘character strengthening’ lows. A lot has happened in the last 12 days…The awning is still standing-held up by a wing and a prayer. I’ve managed to turn 3m cubed…