Project Van: Our VW T5 camper conversion

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that we made an incredibly exciting (and rather terrifying) purchase a few weeks ago. This is our new (to us) VW T5, and I still can’t quite believe it’s ours! We’ve day-dreamed about owning our own camper van for years, but I don’t think either of us ever really thought it would actually happen. But it has. Ben’s car completely died on us, and this rather accelerated the whole thing, and we are now the very proud owners of a 2014 T5 Transporter. The van has been named – Algie (short for…

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This time last year: Europe road trip day one

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the fact that this time last year we were just setting off on our month’s adventure around Europe (#30daysofcamping on Instagram) than with a weekend back under canvas. Keen to keep riding the Sisterhood high, I booked us a campsite for this weekend the day after I got home from Devon. The site is only just over half an hour away so we’ll head down to set up camp today before picking the kids up from school and taking them to our weekend home-from-home. They know nothing about it as we…

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Alpine loveliness

We’re well into the second week of our Europe road trip and most of our time so far has been in picture-perfect Switzerland. We spent three nights in the mountain town of Frutigen, about half an hour from Interlaken. We were immediately seduced by the snow-topped mountains, wooden Swiss chalets and fields full of glorious alpine flowers. It was all just so totally and completely Swiss! Here are a few snapshots…

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