• 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…

  • The North Coast 500 – The first 150 miles

    A few weeks back we completed the North Coast 500 which is a 500 mile road trip around the north of Scotland. The guide book we bought estimated that this would take us around a week, but we took a slight detour over to the Isle of Skye, so it actually took us about nine days to complete. If you’re considering the North Coast 500 or you’re looking for inspiration for your next road trip, we couldn’t recommend it enough! We picked an amazing time of year to come as we had beautiful weather, it was mostly sunny, it wasn’t too cold, but we also got to enjoy the odd…

  • Van life – Our Scottish adventure so far!

    At this point I probably shouldn’t even call myself a blogger as I haven’t put anything on here since 7th March! But as yesterday marked two weeks of living on the road, I thought it was about time I got something uploaded. We recently completed the North Coast 500 in Scotland and I’ll be writing a series of posts about this at a later date. But for now, I just wanted to make sure my fingers were still able to type and I was still able to string a mildly entertaining sentence together. So for those of you who aren’t on one of the 1,239,506 WhatsApp groups I’m a part…