A - Z Challenge 2012
U is for Up Yours
We started out back in August 2010 we came under a lot of negative criticism not only from family but from strangers as well!
The reaction from some family and friends really surprised us, some really positive, but a few doubted that we could live like we do, or if we did we would give up within in a couple of months.
The strangest reaction though, was from other fellow caravaners! Yes, I was shocked as well!
When we started our research into living like this, I was very active on some of the forums, trying to find out as much information as possible.
It seemed to me amazing that for those who were on a specific caravan/camping forum could be so negative and rude!
I was even told that it was unhealthy to live in a caravan! Based on what scientific evidence is still a mystery to me!
In the end the only conclusion we could logically come up with was pure and simple jealously!
This we felt was a shame, but that is human nature for you.
I was even banned from one forum! UKCampsites was the name of the site, the reason has never been explained to me, even after countless emails asking why! I haven't included a link for this site as I would not use it if it was the last site on the internet.
So for all you doubters and negative people who still do read this blog, as every now and again we get strange emails, its "Up Yours" we are happy and content living the way we are. So when interest rates rise and your struggling to pay your mortgage, but you are so stuck in your ways that you would rather drown than be thrown a life line, we will be chuckling merrily!
For those of you, like us who have struggled but can see the sense in what we are doing, get on and do it!
It's a great way to live, fun, and with no hardships to endure, other than fresh air and open spaces!