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Our cool caravan – an update

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Many of you will know already that at the end of last summer we decided to buy a caravan. It’s a tourer, second hand and in good condition but in need of a bit of love and a makeover before we start road (or campsite) testing it hopefully about Easter time.

Apart from a few days away in a friends’ static caravan last year. We are total novices but kind of fell for the fun aspect of it and are hoping it will mean lots of easy family weekends away together in the Llyn Peninsula, where we are going to store our mobile second home, this summer.

We’ve been getting a bit more inspiration this week from this book, My Cool Caravan, which my husband got for Christmas. it’s full of stylish looking retro-chic caravans and I’m hoping we can achieve a similar look. We’re getting the seats reupholstered – changing them from a rather 80s looking terracotta and green pattern to a pale grey fabric. We’ve already got an impressive cushion collection to add pops of colour, collecting them from Cath Kidston, Ikea, Etsy and Laura Ashley so far. We want it to look fresh and modern – brighter than our own style at home – but we want it to be relaxed enough that we’re not fretting about making a mess while we’re chilling out after a hard day at the beach. There are bound to be drinks spillages, sticky fingers and sand so we want to try and not worry too much, while still keeping it clean. Well that’s the idea anyway.

I’m planning on adding a crochet blanket and maybe the one I’ve just ordered from the Australian brand I have a bit of a crush on – Coco and Cru.

We’re in the middle of planning a holiday abroad, but to be honest I can’t wait to christen our caravan – even if I’m secretly stressing just a little about getting the kids to sleep in what are effectively two fold down bunks with a curtain surround!

X Julia

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    Amy
    January 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    How brilliant- the book looks fabby, I love retro caravan stuff. I remember doing this with my older ones when they were small (we had a motorhome) and it was the best times we’ve ever spent as a family, really it was. I’m sure they will sleep like angels! x
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      Rainbeaubelle
      January 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      I hope so! If you have experience I will be coming to you for tips! X

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    Sarah
    January 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    that book sounds amazing! I’m not into caravans myself but can see the appeal.
    I hope you will be blogging your adventures!
    x
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      Rainbeaubelle
      January 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

      I will be blogging about the caravanning yes! And the ups and downs haha xx

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    January 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    This is so exciting! I cannot wait to hear of your adventures! If you are ever in Herts then pop by for a cuppa! xx
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    Katie
    January 7, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I love all those cushions! They will look fantastic against pale grey. I can’t wait to see the end result. We are more campers than caravanning but that’s purely down to the size of our family!
    Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars xxx
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    Ayshea Elliott
    January 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Hello from a fellow caravanner, we bought our first one 2 years ago and have had the most amazing 2 years of fantastic family breaks. Best decision you’ll ever make, a wonderful way of life amongst friendly people, enjoy!

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      Rainbeaubelle
      January 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Ah thank you! That’s so nice to hear! I really can’t wait for the first adventure! X

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    Our Seaside Baby
    January 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Ooo, this looks so much fun. Looking forward to seeing your caravan adventures (come to Brighton!) 🙂
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