Big Bad London

Now that our trip is over we are tuning in to the fun things that you can do in London. One day a week Im back at college learning more about textile printing and Chris is challenging his braincells with a MA. I know London can have a bad rep for being unfriendly, mean spirited and…

Great Scot

Campervans and Scotland are the perfect match. I just feel so much more love here than in some of the other counties we have stayed.  It’s usually signs saying no campervans, no overnight parking, you are not going to park there are you? …Whereas here there are signs welcoming campervans, places where you can stay…

National treasures

I feel blessed to live in a country with so much heritage. It’s even more amazing that there are organisations around that are in the business of preserving it. Why am I so amazed? I think it’s having lived overseas in countries where preserving historic treasures has taken a backseat and in some cases for…

Creativity

This week we are at the New Wine gathering #nwunited16. It’s the first time on our trip that we are in one place for more than 3 days. How refreshing!! No need to pack up the van everyday,  no need to make the bed, no need to navigate to our next destination. It’s given me…

The kindness of strangers

We are nearly 3 weeks into our trip and something that has stuck me is the kindness of strangers. I think this is rather ironic given the climate of fear and isolationism that we keep hearing about. From what I have experienced total strangers have been warm and generous once they know what we are…

The food edit

Two weeks on the road and we are deep into Cornwall. We’ve done a fair few miles and scoffed more than our fair share of food. Cooking in the van is a bit of a challenge with our two pans, limited space and just 2 gas burners but if we are going to have any…

One week on the road

We have survived our first week. Here is the map of our journey so far…. 3 nights of wild camping, 3 stopovers with friends and one proper campsite.Highlights of our first week Cider tasting and pig petting in Somerset.  Eating fish finger sarnies cooked on our BBQ as the sun sets over Exmoor. Admiring the…

And we are off…..

The van is packed, pimped and primed to go. The vague plan for the next 13 weeks is; 6th June Somerset 13th June Devon, Cornwall 20th June Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight 27th June Surrey, Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk? 4th July Lincolnshire / Yorkshire 11th July Derbyshire, Notts 18th July Wales 25th July Somerset 1st Aug…