Our journey started out by trying to save enough money after being on maternity to survive long term on one wage. So over the last few years we have become kings at budgeting and saving money in every way possible. We set up spreadsheet after spreadsheet, collected receipts, set up new saving accounts and money […]Read More How We Saved Money and Started Budgeting
In our pretend parenting book there is no such thing as a bad word, it’s all about how you use it. Swear words are a funny thing, accidentally utter one in front of Grandma and everyone shrinks back in horror like you have unleashed a real life weapon. But what harm does it actually cause […]Read More Why We Don’t Mind Our Children Using Swear Words
The main barrier to our Campervan travels before we set off was worry about money. Could we find ways to make money for survival on the road as we travelled? Would we have enough money for our family to live? What is a realistic travel budget? We saw lots of information online about solo travellers […]Read More 10 Euro a Day Family Travel Budget
Our (Ever So Glamorous) Campervan Toilet, Porta Potti Qube 345. Available to buy for £63.99 from Amazon.co.uk (including free UK delivery). Everyone ALWAYS wants to know about the toilet situation on board. When we first moved into our van we had no facilities and used our old nappy bucket with a lid as a toilet. […]Read More Our Campervan Toilet, Porta Potti Qube 345
The Oxford Dictionary offers the definition of the word ‘curriculum’ as the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college. Have you ever wondered what this word means? Where does it come from? Who creates a curriculum? Why do we need one? When I first asked myself this question, I thought I […]Read More What is a Curriculum Anyway?
Ingredients: 175g (or about 2 mugs) Risotto Rice 1 Onion 1 Clove of Garlic Half a Courgette 25g (or a handful) of Grated Parmigiano Stock Cube Water Salt, Pepper or a Pinch of Paprika for Seasoning. (Serves 3-4) Boil the Kettle. Fry the chopped onion, garlic and courgette for a few minutes until tender over […]Read More Vanfood – Budget Italian Risotto
We searched and searched online for ideas of how to create our family sleeping space in a Sprinter van. Loved the pictures of floating child bunks above a fixed double bed but couldn’t find a tutorial on how to make them or a place to buy. So we popped down to our local hardware store, […]Read More DIY Family Campervan Floating Bunk Beds.
We have had lots of questions from interested folk about what the reality of family van life is actually like? I guess there are a lot of amazing shots out there that make van life look beautiful and perfect, yet people sense that not everything can be rosy all the time and want to know […]Read More The Reality of Family Van Life
We love the freedom, individuality and creativity that unschooling allows. However I am quite sure that it doesn’t suit every child or family, this is not an attempt to convert anyone over to our way of thinking. This is list of answers, with some beautifully written quotes that we use to fend off those awkward […]Read More Our Top 6 Favourite Answers to Those Awkward Questions about Unschooling.
My epiphany moment was when we ripped up the threadbare carpet in our Victorian terrace and began sanding all the floorboards with one of those crazy sander hoover machines you can hire from the tool hire place. We underestimated the permanent dust cloud that took up residence in our house that week and decided on […]Read More Minimalist Living