We landed in Normandy as a family in our campervan between Christmas and New Year, determined to travel south slow, save money and learn new skills. Winter is the perfect time for a campervan family to learn new skills. Even in the most southern parts of Europe living on the beaches or in the forest […]Read More Campervan Family Winter Volunteering in Normandy.
Big Family Celebrations have always been important to us so the idea of being away from home for Festive season was really tricky. We soon learned that Celebrations on the road can be really fun though, meeting new people, swapping traditions and trying out new ideas. For our first Christmas in the van we spent […]Read More Christmas Day in the Van
Gifts can seem like a tricky thing for people to buy the family when you move into a tiny home. Our top picks for gift ideas is usually something practical that the children will love and use every day or something that is quickly consumable, like an experience or a pack of paints that can […]Read More Our Top Gift Ideas for the Little Van Dwellers in Your Life
Such a random quirk about adult life. So many adults I hear saying ‘its ok to cry’ and ‘dont bottle it all up, just let it out’. Some adults spend years struggling with this, knowing that on paper it’s a healthy thing to do but never giving themselves permission to actually be sad, be angry […]Read More Crying Is Ok. Concious Parenting.
Personally I don’t like the idea of flashcards, I don’t find them hugely inspiring. One thing my daughter and I do agree can be inspiring is Pinterest. We are slightly hooked. A regular moment that has developed in our unschool journey together is snuggling up in the evening, skimming through Pinterest for any new activities […]Read More Unschool Learning, Creating Number Flashcards.
The Autumn Equinox (around the 23rd September) is a time of balance, where the hours of day light and night are equal in length. The Sun has positioned itself exactly above the equator between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. When you live a lot of the year in hot sunshine and subtle season changes it […]Read More What to do with all those Autumn Nature Treasures?
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