Sunday, 3 July 2011

RAHHHHhhhhhh!!! Did I make you jump?

Well I have no idea how long it's been
since I saw you last, but I thought I'd
best fill you in on all what's been happening
over at my place.

Last time, if I'm not mistaken,
I left you in suspenders about how
our first trip with Sindy had gone,

it was fantastic!

There was nothing to worry about regarding
the towing, and it's so easy we've been out
3 times in her since we last spoke.

I'm so sorry I'm such a naughty blogger,
but you know how it is.
Anyhow, here are lots of
pics to keep you up to speed.

Remember the vintage picnic basket?
Well here it is in LEEK on our
first trip.  Only 10 minutes up the road.

He enjoyed himself.

...and him!

Because of these being welcome at this site...

This guy also had a fab time!

So, after a successful first trip out,
no sooner had we got home and we were off out again.

This time to Bakewell.

I soon came to realise that she stood out from the crowd
(what crowd?!)
But when you're in a field with several other caravans
all looking the same sort of white box types,
well she started to gain a bit of fan base.
Keeping her tidy became a worry for me,
knowing folk would peep in at her and
several have asked to look inside!

Sorry there aren't any photos of beautiful
Bakewell, but it's one of my favourite places
and I'm sure I'll visit again so I promise to post more then.

Anyhow, look at this pic,
my boys even enjoyed a bit of
colouring in!
Unheard of for my rough and tumble lads.

Comfy cosy in his little hammock bunk bed!

Next, we went to an even closer site
with the cute name of
'Strawberry Woods'
This was our closest visit to home yet,
at only a few mins drive up the road!
(yet to brave motorways, have you noticed?)

Very beautiful!
Extremely peaceful,
and we'll definitely be back here again too.

We enjoyed a bit of this...

All on site, and all free.

We were allowed one of these,
which seemed to hipnotise Finn and Jacob.

...and now this!

Now please don't grumble but that last photo
is one of Sindy in her NEW HOME!!!

Yes, Sindy is no longer with us.
A very tricky choice to make for me,
as she's been a star teaching us all about retro caravanning.
But all along I have wanted a proper OLD
caravan.  Something vintage.  A girl I can take
to vintage rallies and show off.

So Sindy found herself on the market and
within days I had so many people wanting to
view her it all became a bit worrying.

But I'm pleased to say that she's found herself
a lovely owner who will love her just as I have
and she can begin again teaching her how to do it all.

that just leaves me to introduce the new girl on the block!


My new OLD girl.

A 1963 Sprite Alpine.

Sindy too was a Sprite Alpine but at a mere 30 years young,
she had a few more miles to go before she was
truly vintage.

I think that's enough for today,
but I can't wait to tell you more about Mabel
and her makeover.

Thank you for reading and
hopefully forgiving my lack of
visits to Blogsville.

Claire. x


delia hornbook said...

welcome back ;-)) Mabel is lovely can't wait to see and hear your plans for her. Your photo's are gorgeous the lake ones how lovely. So glad you had a few good times in Sindy before sending her off. Enjoy your next project, dee x

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like you had fun with Sindy before sending her on her way. Mabel is lovely, looking forward to more photo's :) Takes me back to my childhood! x

bellaboo said...

Lovely to have you back,and with exciting news too! Can't wait to see Mabel.Your outings with Sindy looked idylic. :0)

mad about bags said...

Hi Claire lovely to see you again..i'm very envious of your Sindy and Mabel, can't wait to see what gorgeousness you have planned for her....i sooo need a caravan!!!!

Pene said...

Hi Claire looks like you had a ball with Sindy and I'm sure here new owners will love her too. As for Mabel what a treat you get to do up another caravan!! Maybe you could make a business out of this?
Anyway enjoy and I can't wait to see what you do with her.
Pene x

Helen said...

they look lovely , we have a caravan too and we just love , good luck with the make over take care love helen xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Welcome back ! You have been having a great time by the look of it !
Sue x

VintageVicki said...

I am sure Sindy will be happy in her new home :)

Welcome to Mabel - here's to plenty of adventures for your all this summer & beyond.

Jacquie said...

Oh My ...Mabel is gorgeous...I loved sindy too, no wonder so many wanted to buy her.
Can't wait to see Mabels transformation though see looks well kept now. We had a 60's Thompson Glenelg when I was a child and from the outside yours looks pretty similar.
Jacquie x

Mary Poppins said...

You know how much I already love Mabel ;0) Can't wait to read more :) xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aahh loved your photos of you adventures in Sindy. Mabel is gorgeous though, my grandparents have one just like her and we lived in it for a while whilst inbetween houses :-)

Emma said...

That post almost makes me want a caravan x
She's gorgeous that Mabel Lucie xxx

Le Loup said...

Excellent, I can just feel the excitement in the boys. It brings back memories. A camp fire is a must for any would be adventurer. How can you emulate Daniel Boone without a camp fire?!
Give them some frontier story books, it will make their trips even more exciting. Guaranteed!

Florence and Mary said...

You're like the caravan queen! I'm loving Mabel if a little sad to say goodbye to Sindy!

Victoria xx

bears footprints said...

oh what a post, i truly felt like i wanted to be there with you all. Who cares if the sites were just mins away its a break that we all need. I must say though i really do like the look of mable already and im dying to she inside and see what you are going to do, oh the excitment x x x

by Teresa said...

Hi there, I just found your blog while bopping around Bunny Mummy's links... love the caravans! We have a big American one that needs some homey-fying. Here's a link to some pix of mine on my blog.
Hope you visit!

Teresa in Oregon USA

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Well I found you again a bit late, but well, you really know how to get peoples attention. Not one old love but two in such a short time. I was green with envy now I am positively puce!! It's a good job I have my summerhouse to titivate or I would have to sulk. Can't wait to see this make over.
Jenny x

blueberry hill said...

So thrilled to find your blog - I am trawling sites for a vintage caravan - yours looked amazing! My hubby is going mad listening to me rabbit on about caravans and getting books from the library. He spent years trying to convince me about caravanning (I got to hate it as a child) and now that I have been converted he has changed his mind!! Wish me luck in trying to re-convince him again !Annie

Anonymous said...

Hi there,Found you through Bunny mummy and so glad I did,I love your caravan and your blog.Love Holly Hobbie ,had one when I was small.take care,juliexxxx