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    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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • Three months in: An update on van life

    I’ve picked up a lot of extra work recently and taken on some great new clients, which means I have been writing my butt off the past couple of months. Just sadly not for this blog. And I do feel a genuine sadness when I haven’t had time to stop and write something for myself. I am always writing for other people, but as I get paid to do so it really does have to take priority in my brain. So today I decide to take a quick 10 minutes for myself to share an update on what we’ve been up to since we left Scotland. Especially as yesterday officially…

  • The North Coast 500 – The home straight

    This will be my final update on our North Coast 500 journey, though they’ll be plenty of other Scotland-based content to come from the great places we stayed after we completed the NC 500 route. The last post ended as we began to head down the East coast and back towards Inverness. Now I won’t lie to you because that’s not my style, the East coast was a little bit less attractive than the West had been – and ain’t that always the way! Much like England (and I sincerely hope I don’t offend anyone by saying this) the east is not as nice as Wales and Cornwall on the…

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    The North Coast 500 – Reaching the north coast of Scotland

    When I last left you on our North Coast 5000 journey we had stopped in Gairloch, just 150 miles in and starting to climb up the West coast. This next instalment of our journey takes us all the way up and along the North coast of Scotland, to the highest point in the UK and to some of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen. So let’s pick straight up where we left off! Day 4 – Ullapool – 198 miles in Ullapool is the biggest settlement in the north west of Scotland and the harbour there is a hub of activity, even now. When we arrived we were quite…