Down To The Wire

So a couple of weeks on from our last blog post and how things have changed! Last month we were eagerly awaiting our loan caravan, as well as, our new personalised towing jacket. This month we are hurriedly giving our 15 year old Bailey of Bristol ‘Carolina’ a major overhaul. Those of you who follow…

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 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…