So - about fifteen years ago, I was camping in a big way. I sold my house, got rid of all but essentials and bought a caravan to live in (it's surprising how little we actually NEED out of all the supposedly essential paraphernalia that we fill our homes with).
Here is the home I loved and lived in for 5 years -
Quite some garden, eh? I was lucky to be able to live on a private site where I was able to make a proper home - garden, shed an' all!
And I loved the caravan life so much that I bought another one, a little 2-berth Fairlane that I towed all over the place at weekends and holidays (I was working split shifts at the time).Here's the Fairlane in the storage area of my home site where I often went to read or paint just as a change -
Please excuse the quality of these photos; they are photos of old photos and this next one was to show you my small tent (I still have it) but I can't find a way of cropping it without losing the photos of my previous much-loved dog, Todd who enjoyed the camping life as much as me.
Then came a bigger tent so that I could stand up straight and have much more space for a comfortable chair and a kitchen, rather than just somewhere to sleep. As you can see, Todd enjoyed the more luxurious surroundings too.
I foolishly let someone borrow that tent - and it came back to me with a broken zip and a tear in the side wall - there's a moral in that - so I said she could keep it and I bought a bigger tent but one that I could still erect single-handedly. It's a Khyam Classic Ridgi-Dome and the one that I currently have stored in my spare bedroom, ready for that next trip.
I do need to spread my wings, otherwise there will be a lack of photos due to my outings being to the same places all the time!!! Good excuse for another 'getaway break'!!