Monday, 17 June 2013

WELCOMING HAROLD TO THE FOLD


It was decided recently that we should indeed purchase another caravan to go off on adventures in and see the world. Although we have the Marvellous Maude she is indeed a stay at home kitty and will live out her days at the end of the garden surrounded by all manner of flora & fauna and Stanley's macabre collection of 'stuff' underneath.

So we wanted a bit of a project, didn't want to spend too many pennies but wanted a solid van...easy peasy we thought but mmmh they are getting tricky to find at decent prices.

Luckily after getting fed up with trawling the isles of ebay I googled and found this chap on gumtree and not too far away either. Anyway the rest is history a few hiccups trying to get him home due to the car having a 13 pin plug & the caravan only having 7 but the man we bought him from did us a big favour and towed him back home...

So today I have started getting 'Harold' ship shape for a family jolly holiday...Stanley has claimed his spot and can keep an eye on who is daring to pass this travelling abode. He has been warned that he will indeed have a long 'tether' when we are away due to him not following the rules and doing as he pleases... The ponies have been introduced and there is even a sweet oven called Vanessa so I can whip up delicious feasts....or at least chuck in a pizza.







I will indeed update you of progress and at the moment am pondering a colour scheme in which mustard yellow and mis matched florals feature heavily....

14 comments:

  1. Ooh loving much, we are going through the same process so hopefully will have some similar news to share soon! X

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  2. Fab retro caravan! Looking forward to your makeover, make sure you share lots of pics :-) x

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  3. Harold is such a handsome chap and once he's had his make-over I'm sure the lovely Maude will love her new companion ... can't wait to see him finished ~ Sarah x

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  4. Will be really interested to see how this goes - we are trying to do the same with an old Swift Challenger, although progress is slow :( x

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  5. very lovely, congratulations on your buy! i love how free you are travelling with a caravan, you're going to see so much!

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  6. What a super buy and many wonderful travels to look forward to. Can't wait to see how beautifully you will transform it. Love the eiderdowns too. Liz xx

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  7. I absolutely LOVE your caravan! Can't wait to see it redecorated! Love your blog and looking forward to seeing the cardy.

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  8. Hello!... I too once owned a crown caravan just like Harold... Many moons ago! I look forward to transforming him in your true style. Many many happy hols!
    Sharon x

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  9. oh i LOVE IT! YOU MAKE ME WANNA SELL OUR TRAILER TENT AND GET A CARAVAN!

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  10. wonderful! i have a camper like your "maude" that lives in the yard, but it would be nice to be able to travel! i can't wait to see what you do with harold! your other one is so great!!!

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  11. What an exciting project. I have your book and love Maude and would love one in my back yard but I should be more than happy with Emmylou our 1960 Bedford bus that we have had 32 years and done up as a housebus that I just love. I look forward to seeing how you put your stamp on this one. Blessings, Trills.

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  12. I am sure it will become much more comfy cozy! Can't wait to see!

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