Did you know there was such a thing as a collapsible kettle? Or that you can buy wine glasses with removal stems for easy storage? We walked in wonder like a middle-aged Hansel and Gretel round the Yorkshire Motorhome & Accessory Show in Harrogate, absorbing the new world surrounding the purchase of our first campervan.


Yes! We are taking delivery of a campervan in a few weeks time!

I lead a fabulous, fulfilling life and love every day of it.  I must, however, say that never have I been so excited about the next chapter in our lives. I will be touring Europe willy nilly with Outdoor Adventurer G and our collapsible kettle! You can come too by reading my Campervan Chronicles. Our first planned excursion is to the Outer Hebrides in June – a pre-mosquito cycle tour with friends we hope!

Now, I have a habit of giving inanimate personal items a name. I have an Aga called Queeny, a bike called Vi and our camper will be named Harvey the RV. You may think me a tad eccentric but there is a lot of object personalising out there. Haven’t you given your favourite possessions a name? Only at the weekend, we had a happy lunch with a dear pal from my school days. She and her husband are the keenest campers I’ve ever met. They were a mine of information and certainly weren’t very impressed by my kettle revelation … and nor should they be as they have a collapsible washing up bowl!  After a splendid lunch at Carriages in Knaresborough we parted, with the promise that we would pop down in Harvey and introduce him to Horace the VW Camper and Bob the trailer! I can’t wait! Jayne, who would have thought when we were in Mr Richardson’s class in primary school, that 43 years later we would be swapping camping and caravaning apps and planning the next stage of friendship with Harvey, Horace, Bob and our husbands! Oh, happy days!

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