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!