Archives for posts with tag: campervan

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We sold the van!
Delicious raspberry tea cake.
Floating around in the natural hot spring water pool for a few hours.

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Getting a comfy bra. And finding it was  ridiculously cheap so buying another one.
The car passed its WoF! It only needed a little job done on the door which a man with a crow bar fixed for us for free. Hurrah!
Delicious Indian food for dinner. Plus it was nice to be out the rain.

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The secret cove at Tunnel Beach with its cool sandstone cliffs.
Napping in the van.
“I think your tummy is ringing.” “Hello?…. no you’ve already had dinner.”

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The NZ Family Camp style group at the Totaranui DoC site. One with this monster of a van!
Driving the van to a shadier spot with him still asleep in the back at 8am to try and cool the car down and go back to sleep.
The egg shell disaster. I managed to get shell in the cup before I even got any egg in there. Absolute nightmare.

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Walking Archer Track from our campsite in Elaine Bay. Such incredible views.
Driving up to French Pass. Even more ridiculous views. The water is so blue and the hillsides look fake.
Having a nap in the van in the afternoon. It’s so nice to be able to just lie down wherever you are.

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The view from the ferry down the Marlborough sounds.
Swimming in the river.
The view from our van, on our first night in the campervan. Pretty amazing. Such a peaceful place.

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Packing everything into our van ready for tomorrow. It’s so exciting!
Working out how to pump up our tyres.
Doing the sleep meditation podcast together. Shuffling into position and deep breaths.

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Making up our bed in the van for the first time.
‘Freash bread’ in the Love/Hate game.
The rocking unicorn dressed up as Rudolf.

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We booked our flights home. Well almost home. To Amsterdam.
Packing up the van in the evening, with that fading light that reminds me of packing cars up for holidays. I can’t believe we’re going to live in it.
The Mindy Project. I need to start watching this properly.

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Ginger ice cream, jam tarts and strawberries.
Sue swearing loudly in the middle of the shop, oblivious to the old customer behind her.
Shutting all the curtains in the van and turning on the light. Its going to be so cosy!

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He came home early from work! We got a whole evening together.
We put lots of stuff in the van. Its becoming a real little home!
Sue, a regular customer, coming in and telling us how she had just shouted at a rude bus driver and told him ‘I don’t care if you think you have a big penis, stop acting like a dickhead!’

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My housemate bought me Nutella. I LOVE Nutella.
Showing Miranda our van. It’s nice to see it through someone else’s eyes.
The smell of sun tan lotion, the heat, the sandals. Summer.

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Sitting in our van after work, reading in the sun.
My drunk housemate accidentally farting. Tried so hard to not laugh out loud and embarrass him.
Then laughing about it with him later on.

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Put the cushions in the van. It’s so almost ready!
Cooked something new for dinner. And it was pretty yummy.
My mum bunting I’m making for her 60th.

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He finished our beautiful black and white tiled kitchen in our van. I love it so much. Is there anything better than black and white tiles?
The ridiculous wind at the market this morning.
Trying to carry him to bed and hearing him giggle like a maniac.

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The van is so almost finished and it looks amazing. I can’t wait for it to be done.
A cute mini video of our nephew and his new haircut.
Going somewhere new for lunch.

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An email from Jo – bent willies, YouTube kissing tutorials and big hugs.
The singing dudes at the market.
I finally finished the curtains for the van and managed to find a way to put them up without them looking shit!

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Finishing the futon mattress covers for the van.
The huge low moon distracting me slightly as the plane took off.
Getting to the hotel and discovering the mini bar. Hot chocolate and biscuits demolished before bed.

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An evening of camper work. Most of the wood work is done and the futon cushions are almost done.
Skyping the nephew. He had a cool badger jumper on.
A surprise cup of tea.

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Homemade apple crumble.
Whizzing through the market super fast.
Getting lots of van stuff done. We’re getting there!

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Sewing the cases for our camper mattress cushions.
Striding out to Beyonce, Flawless.
Beautifully smelling washing. Hello delicious clean bed.

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Making the first bit of our van and installing it.
Driving in the sun alongside the sea.
All the massive fruit and vegetables at the market this week.

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Our slightly unconventional Sunday road. Yep, they are fish fingers.
Clearing the van and planning our conversion.
Smashing out our market shop in record time and for a record low budget. We’ve really got good at this.

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Getting up close with some wild Keas in Arthur’s Pass.
Buying some knitting needles and wool to knit hats. Third time lucky. Hopefully. How many more ways can I mess up a simple hat?
Having a shower in the campervan. My very first campervan shower. It was good. A bit cramped but good.

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Seeing a waterfall called Douglas Falls and remembering when our mate slipped over, face first, as we walked to the park. Twice.
Seeing a huge glacier. It was amazing, so big and a bit scary.
Opening the back window of our campervan only to see it fall out. The four of us just stared at each other and laughed and laughed and laughed.

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Listening to Jake Bugg and thinking about my brother.
The lorry driver that waved at us. And then waving at all the other big campervans and watching them automatically wave back and then look slightly confused.
Walking up a big hill/small mountain to see the 360° of mountains and clouds and lakes. Absolutely amazing.
And a sneaky fourth little thing for today: driving the big campervan and manoeuvering it backwards into a small camp spot.

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The sheep sounds that play to you as you arrive in Christchurch airport.
Listening to Fuse ODG. On repeat.
Picking up the campervan. It’s huge!