• during the coronavirus

    Returning to van life during the Coronavirus

    In approximately 17 days (not that we’re counting or anything) we’re going to be moving out of our caravan and back into our van! There are a number of reasons why we’ve been living in the caravan for so much longer than we had planned, but after the government announced that campsites could re-open on 4th July, our little winter home is now going back to being a summer holiday home, so it’s time for us to move out. We’ve been lucky enough to have this place to isolate during the Coronavirus pandemic and we’re so grateful for that. Camper vans were not hugely welcome around the area at the…

  • One year as Cornish folk

    A year ago, I never imagined I’d be writing this post. When we set off in our camper van last April we had zero plans for the future other than to drive the North Coast 500. Which we did. We also spent a month exploring Scotland and then we drove down the UK stopping in the Lake District, Peak District and Wales. And our next stop was going to be Devon. Only we didn’t spend much time in Devon. Three hours to be exact. We stopped in at Woolacoombe beach and after a brief dip in the sea, we quickly decided that Cornwall was where we needed to be. So…

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    8 ways to pick yourself up after a bad start to the day

    Today I broke my own rule. I started the day by looking at the news. Bad idea. Coronavirus. Lockdown. Racism. Murder. Donald Trump. Economic crisis. You name it, it was happening in the news this morning and it took everything I had not to crawl back under the duvet and just sleep the day away. But with work to do (and also not wanting to spend the rest of my day feeling really shitty) I knew I had to pull it back before it was too late! So I quickly made a mental list of all the things I could do to help boost my mood and get my day…

  • We’re having a makeover!

    About eight months ago I started having sporadic panic attacks. The first was in the Co-Op on an otherwise average day and it really took me by surprise. At the time I didn’t even think it was a panic attack. I just thought I was getting ill. Either that or I’d got overly excited about the discounted food section. But then as time passed, they became more frequent. They became more concerning. And in recent weeks they’ve been happening almost daily. On some days they even happen twice – lucky me! This is something I’ve never experienced before. Panic attacks haven’t really been a thing for me since I was…

  • caravan life

    Caravan life during Coronavirus

    Hey! I’ve been really rubbish at sharing content on here over the last few weeks. I had loads of stuff lined up to put out about van life and our adventures, and then when the Coronavirus hit none of it really seemed appropriate to share just yet. So I will get back to my usual content, but for now I thought I’d give a quick update on what we’ve been doing during the lockdown as I know many van lifers out there have had very different experiences. I follow a lot of van life accounts on Instagram and online I’ve seen people all over the world sharing their experiences; some…

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    13 ways to keep yourself entertained during lockdown

    The UK lockdown has been extended until at least 7th May and possibly even after that. I think it’s pretty safe to say we all saw that coming. But at this point you may be struggling to find enough to do to keep yourself entertained during lockdown and stay sane.  And while we understand isolation and social distancing are completely necessary right now, it doesn’t make staying at home 24/7 any easier. Especially when you can’t see your friends or family. The good news is, there are so many things you can do to keep your mind and body busy until we’re allowed to go to the pub… I mean…

  • van life cost

    How much does van life cost?

    One of the most common questions people have about this lifestyle is how much does van life cost? Well, how long is a piece of string? (Yep, I said it). Frustrating and overused idiom aside, it is hard to put a finite price on the cost of van life, just as it is with normal life. The great thing about van life is that you don’t have to pay rent or bills, but there are other van life associated costs you still need to consider. Plus, if you like expensive clothes, makeup, food, you eat out a lot, you stay on expensive campsites or your phone bill is upwards of…