Tag: Caravanning with Dogs UK

From First-Timers to Full-Timers in Two Bottles of Champagne

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A champagne celebration of an accidental purchase opened a portal to a new life

We are delighted to have been asked to write a guest post for Charlotte Brimstone’s excellent blog, Caravan Living.

While Mark and I have taken early retirement to tour in our caravan, Charlotte and her partner, Darryn are a young couple who have elected to live in their caravan in the UK.

Although there is an age difference, our objectives are fundamentally the same; caravan living allows both of us to live comfortably within our means and even save a little, while still having the lifestyle that we love!

Click here to read ‘From First-Timers to Full-timers in Two Bottles of Champagne.‘ which covers;

  1. How to budget for and fund going full-time
  2. The rules and regulations that you need to know
  3. How to de-clutter and downsize
  4. How to avoid killing your partner
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A happy family can live very successfully in 7m of space

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We Pack Up Our Troubles & Climb Back Into The Bubble!

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“Oh to be in England / Now that April’s there” It was a bit wet and windy, to be honest!

“Oh to be in England /Now that April’s there…” wrote Robert Browning in his poem ‘Home Thoughts From Abroad‘. Like us, he happened to be in Northern Italy at the time.

However, on April Fools Day, after two years on the road, we arrived back in the UK. Never mind the chaffinch singing on the orchard bough, we were finding it quite novel to be staying in a house, rather than a caravan.  Continue reading “We Pack Up Our Troubles & Climb Back Into The Bubble!”

Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 2

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Confronted by a Fidose of Reality, we are lucky to have Ruby to remind us “As you ramble on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye on the doughnut & not on the hole!”

If you have been walking with us for some time, you will know that our returns to the UK are never straightforward – and this one had reached an unprecedented zenith of complexity.

We had only arrived on British soil in November; however, by Christmas we had fitted in an assault, a boundary dispute, wild weather and Mark had been lost at sea.

But the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune were not done with us yet. Our Fidose of Reality continued into the New Year with car trouble, being forced to tow a caravan through a storm, tenant trouble and a robbery!

Continue reading “Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 2”

Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 1

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A quiet country walk with the dogs ended with a statement given to the police.

Dorset. A county boasting one of the lowest crime rates in the UK.

A quiet country walk with the dogs ended with a statement given to the police. Continue reading “Back in Britain; a Fidose of Reality – Part 1”