What We’ve Learnt After 1 Year of (Caravan) Living

Wow! That has come around quickly. Just over a year ago our family embarked on an adventure that none of us were prepared for. And in those 365 days we have learnt so much more about ourselves and life in general. So, firstly, to my fam- you guys rock! I know it hasn’t always been…

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 Tides, They Are a Changin

Welcome to this months blog post all about ‘Sustainability’ and little changes every family can make to collectively make a HUGE difference! You may have noticed in the media recently that a number of councils in the UK (as well as places worldwide) are trying to make changes to combat the epidemic that is plastic…

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…