‘Are we there yet?’

We’ve changed our plans so many times I can’t actually recall what the last plan was. I think it involved Southern Europe. Yeah, that certainly sounds familiar. Well guess where we’re NOT going next week??? Ahh you’re too good!

After a wee bit of soul searching we have once again decided to postpone our massive European adventure. At least we can say we’re consistent… consistently shit at doing what we say we’ll do. 

The main reason for this particular postponement is that Rodney has a few work commitments and it is a pain in the arse to plan anything around them. So instead we shall be heading over to Ireland next week and touring the West coast before driving up to Rodney’s hometown in the north to work for a bit before heading down to mainland Europe early spring. Although, it’s highly possible I’ll have a shit-fit at the first sign of chilly weather and the plan will change again next month. But let’s just try our best to keep a cool head.

The good news is that we have had the most amazing summer in sometimes-sunny England and we’re loving living in our little home on wheels. It’s definitely better when the sun is shining though and we’re going to need to figure out how to make the van more bearable for the colder temperatures that await us in Ireland. 

Here’s a little update on our second summer of full time van living…

When we weren’t zipping up and down England’s motorways for work and pet-sitting duties, we were mostly ‘drive-surfing’ at my Ma’s new cottage in Cornwall, with a view of some bins and the big blue. She even let us use her shower and eat all her beer, I mean food. Not too shabby!

The beach beyond the driveway wasn’t too shabby either…

We enjoyed lots of family dinners. Though I remember these being a lot more relaxing when I was a kid and didn’t have to lift a finger…

And another…

We walked the South West Coastal Path. Not all of it. Saving the rest for next year…

Ever since Rodney called my Mum a C U Next Tuesday, they’ve got along like a house on fire. Funny old world…

We love our Hymer THIS much🙌…

My brother also loves our Hymer, just not so much 👍…

We went camping with my oldest friend, and enjoyed some tasty sausage…

We helped my Mum with some decorating. It was boring as shit so I made monsters in the chipboard…

And Rodney amused himself in other ways…

Rodney dutifully ate my vegetarian spag bol…

He was farting for days after and spent a good deal of time doing so freely, outside…

More vegetarian goodies on the menu. Will she never learn?…

Our sport of choice… bat n ball. Oh the evenings just fly by…

This campsite cost £5. We had it to ourselves. Rodney likes to wear his socks on the grass…

We met this owl and this spider. I’m writing a book about them…

Some days it rained so we drank gin and waited for it to stop…

We hid in the sand dunes and marvelled at our good fortune. I always loved the school holidays as a kid and as an adult I find it sheer torture to be hidden away in an office during the best months of the year. Grown ups should all be given the chance to rediscover the timeless joy of having nothing to do and nowhere to be…

After much frustration and a couple of minor electrocutions, we have finally fixed the van and it starts like a dream. Last week we caved in and bought a new engine battery. Turns out that was what she needed all along. Silly bastards…

We go to Ireland in FIVE little days!!

I’ll let you know how that particular plan turns out. You can follow us on Instagram! ✌️💚

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2 thoughts on “‘Are we there yet?’

  1. Bloody brilliant blog. At least you only have Rodney’s farts to put up with. We have 2 dogs with evil arses! If you head to Europe we have loads of wild caping spots we can share x x x

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