Sunday, 13 February 2011

Did you miss me?


Eh guess what?!

It'll be Christmas at this rate!
Hee hee!!!
The year is whizzing by
so fast, I've hardly said a word to you all
in ages, but I'm sure you'll forgive me.

Lots of folk start booking or at least thinking
of holidays at this time of year,
and I'm no exception.
So, after lots of longing,
and Ahhhing, I decided to take the plunge!

'What with?'
I hear you cry.

Well if I said I'd bought one of these...

...would you believe me??!

Well I have!
Only a little bit bigger, but not much.

Please excuse the photographs of her,
this was the day she arrived and
it was about -70 degrees and she'd
literally just been dumped on the drive.

After lots of longing and wanting of
a vintage caravan, I had a long hard think about
my situation.  Could I realistically restore and maintain
the little gems I've seen on here.

The answer, unfortunately, was no, I couldn't.
Plus the prices for fully restored beautys are creeping
upwards these days.
So that brought me to a very cold day and the boys
and I are viewing 'Sindy'.
Well we had a fantastic time, we made
the tables into beds and back again,

And we cooked imaginary food,
in imaginary pots and pans from the
cupboard, and helped ourselves to
invisable food from the fridge.

After her safety check and delivery
(I don't even have a tow bar fitted!)
I gathered all the seat cushions up
and brought them inside the house.

After a little make over with some muchas cheapas
fabric and a few Ebay bargains
I can start to picture us off on our holidays in her.

Did you spot that gorgeous CK cowboy fabric?!

I think Sindy will look every bit a 'Cool Caravan'
by the time I've finished with her.

I hope you'll enjoy the journey
from this to, eventually,
that fun packed Summer that I mentioned
in my last post.
Stay with us for the ride why don't you?
You'll be most welcome.

Love Claire. x

P.S. I hope you recognised me,
a bit of redecoration has been going on here.


Le Loup said...

Excellent, great fun for the kids.

delia hornbook said...

O WOW how exciting ;-)) Love the red you have put in there, can't wait to follow you through the re vamp ;-)) What a fab project you lucky lady. Love the new look blog to looks really sweet, enjoy the rest of your weekend, dee x

A Treasured Past said...

She's a beauty! Can't wait to see all the photos along the way...

vintage mum said...

I'm sure you'll all have great fun
Cate x

Amanda said...

Bet your boys love it!

lazylol said...

Can't wait to see more pictures, I love caravans :)

Nana Go-Go said...

Was wondering where you`d got to my inspirational friend! That caravan is the bees-knees! You`re all going to have so much fun and there will be some wonderful memories to be had of your joyous holidays to come. Well done, Claire and loving your new look too!x

Blueberry Heart said...

did you say the 'C' word - and no not crarvan!! I know people (namely my mum) who have finished their 'C' word shopping already!

Lovely caravan too btw!

BH x

bellaboo said...

I was wondering where you were! Ooh..I'm just a wee bit jealous of your new friend.Seriously..soooo happy for you.What fun you,the boys and Basil are going to have this Summer..and the great thing is,we'll be able to join you!

Lots of love Bellaboo..and licks/woofs from Bella X

Country Cottage Chic said...

What fun! I'm looking forward to seeing Sindy's makeover!

Jille said...

Can't wait to see the makeover!
Jille x

dosierosie said...

That looks like it's going to be fun can't wait to see it finished.

Murphyfish said...

Of course you were missed me dear, Love the caravan - looking forward to hearing of your forthcoming adventures.

Florence and Mary said...

Oh you've not been blogging for ages and then you come back with one featuring this blasted caravan of yours that makes me green with envy... I've only just got over seeing the photos on FB and here they are again!!!!!

Victoria xx

jackanne said...

Ooh i want one you lucky lady! the lads will love it and basil! just remember to get your TOWBAR on before you plan to go away..then again a holiday on the drive sound good ha!xx

moonstruckcreations said...

What a fabulous project - look forward to following the makeover!


Made In The South said...

Oh how cute! I am sure you will have her all fixed up very soon.
Hope you share lots of pictures of your journeys...