Before and After | Our Caravan Renovation in Pictures

Remember we once did a DIY caravan renovation? Took an ugly little beige van and turned her into something lovely? Well, last month, I mentioned that we’d traded our beloved caravan — Dolly 1 — in for a ‘new,’ larger model. I use the term ‘new’ very loosely. The new van may have preceded her chronologically but certainly not in any other …

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Our Cool Caravans in Print!

Our cool caravans —Dolly 1 & 2— were featured in Reloved magazine! A full 4 page article talking about my caravan makeover ideas!

What Paint To Use On The Outside Of a Caravan

With spring on the way and caravanning season on the horizon, some of you might be wanting to give your caravan a brand new look. I regularly get asked what paint to use on the outside of a caravan and in this post, I give you my tips on what I think is the best …

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5 Tips for Buying a Second Hand Caravan

Disclosure: The post ‘5 Tips for Buying a Second Hand Caravan’ contains affiliate links of products that I’ve bought myself. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra. But I may receive a few pence if you click on a link and buy something. Buying a caravan for the first time? I’ve had …

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The Must Have Caravan Accessory | Introducing Duvalay

The duvalay is the must have caravan accessory. A comfy mattress topper combined with a n integral duvet and sheet.

Since we bought Dolly, our first caravan, we’ve been on a mission to find the absolute must have caravan accessory. Now I’m not talking basics — and I’m not disputing that wheel chocks and beautiful melamine plates are ‘must have’ items — but I’ve been on the look-out for something a little different, that really …

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What is a CRiS Check?

If you’re buying a used caravan, one of the things you may have heard about is a CRiS check. Question is… what is a CRiS caravan check? And do you really need one? When we bought our first van — Dolly 1 — I had never heard of a CRiS check. I spotted her in …

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Introducing The OLPRO View 420 Caravan Inflatable Porch Awning

‘This is an unpaid review of the OLPRO View 420 Caravan Inflatable Porch Awning. Disclosure: I received an OLPRO View 420 Caravan Inflatable Porch Awning, as part of my ambassadorship with OLPRO. With half term on the horizon, we’re dreaming about going away in Dolly The Caravan again. I can’t believe we’ve only been away …

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A Celebration Weekend | Wild Camping with Friends

Last weekend we finally got around to celebrating Mr D hitting a massive age milestone. His actual birthday was back in March; but our idea of a little wild camping party with friends wouldn’t have been such a success with the temperatures in the minuses, and snow on the ground. That said, a couple of …

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Tips for Decorating a Caravan | Painting a Caravan Exterior

I’ve been meaning to write this post for AGES. I’ve had so many messages from people over recent months, asking what I use for painting a caravan exterior. So I thought I’d finally jot down my method; before another year passes by. Caravan painting is nothing new — people have been doing it for years! …

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A date with Joules at Badminton Horse Trials

I think it’s fair to say that — for me — the last eight weeks have been tinged with frustration and a little bit of boredom. It’s unlike me too; I don’t get bored easily. If I ever feel my attention waning — and inertia setting in — I tend to just change direction and do something else. But …

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The Dinky Duvalay | A caravan must have for kids

Disclosure: We were sent two Dinky Duvalay sets for the twins, for the purposes of this review. All photos, thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own. It’s that time of year folks! Spring is finally here which means it’s time to dust Dolly down and get her out of her winter …

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Frugi Bedding

Summer has been a wash out so far hasn’t it? As I’m sitting here, typing this, the sky is a steely grey and the rain is drumming a tune on the roof of my new office. Its a far cry from the sun-drenched picture in my head, when I think of summer. Not many days …

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Dolly The Caravan Goes Camping

These captured moments were taken last year. It was July and we’d taken Dolly The Vintage Caravan to a farm nearby our home; for a camping weekend with a couple of other families. It was a baking hot weekend and our friends were due to arrive,  from London,  later on in the day. We’d finished setting up …

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