10 Tips to Save Money while Caravanning

I said we’re wiser – not wizened!

We are wiser today than we were yesterday…

We bought our caravan by accident, so in the end, we had only a month to sort everything out… As newbie caravanners, our first year was a little hit-and-miss and we paid far too much for nearly everything!

However, we are both thrifty and quick learners. Here, we share with you some money-saving tips that in our second year, reduced our outgoings by several thousands of pounds! Continue reading “10 Tips to Save Money while Caravanning”

And in Conclusion…

Adventure starts at the end of your comfort zone…

Brrrrr! We had frost on our awning today, but we’re cuddly cosy in the caravan! The coldest November day for 6 years, apparently. We are reflective as our first year of unexpected adventures draws to a close and we head towards Christmas at Hunter’s Moon Caravan Club Site, Wareham.

And in conclusion – it is really difficult to write a conclusion.

We thought that we had lost everything when our working lives ended unexpectedly, but as that chapter closed, we realised that adventure starts at the end of your comfort zone.

After more than 30 years of targets and deadlines, we are getting better at not feeling guilty about getting up late, relaxing and doing as we please. One thing that we can’t drop from that ingrained working mindset, however, is that when we finish one trip, we need to have the next trip booked, so that we have something to look forward to.

It is – and always has been – The Law! Continue reading “And in Conclusion…”

Safefill Refillable Gas Bottle Review

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3 Sizes of Safefill Refillable Gas Bottles; Small (5kg/9.5L), Med. (7.5kg/14.5L) & Large (10kg/19.5L)

We purchased the large (10kg) Safefill Refillable Gas Bottle, which holds 19.5L of LPG and are delighted with it!

Safefill is a gas cylinder which is designed to be refilled by the user at LPG pumps, which are to be found on an increasing number of petrol station forecourts.

We bought ours primarily to save money on gas, however there are a number of other benefits, which I detail below; Continue reading “Safefill Refillable Gas Bottle Review”

Black Monday – Trouble at t’Mill, Lancashire.


“Travel Broadens the Vocabulary.”

A woman once said this. That woman was me. And I said it today – the most vocabulary-broadening day of our trip so far.

Only yesterday, we had met up with friends in Donington and had been telling them what a wonderful lifestyle ours is; touring in a caravan; seeing new and wonderful places; enjoying the freedom of the open road.

This morning, we woke up in a waterlogged field in Leicestershire with Storm Angus raging around us on what shall be known henceforth as ‘Black Monday’.

I wasn’t sure that we’d even be able to get off our grass pitch. We did, but it was the only thing that went well all day. Continue reading “Black Monday – Trouble at t’Mill, Lancashire.”