Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Caravan - A Group Of Travellers Journeying Together.

For a while now I have been wondering what this blog is all about. I guess some of you long term readers are wondering the same!

It has changed over the last 18 months from full timing in a caravan to having four walls and a roof, back to the caravan, and now I find myself staying more and more within four walls and a roof once more!

But one definition of a caravan is "A Group Of Travellers Journeying Together". Well, are we not all on a journey we call "Life" and all travelling together on "Life's Journey"? It's just a different interpretation of the same word!

So yes this blog was all about how we lived in a touring caravan, but now it appears to have morphed itself into a blog about my life and my journey with others.

The caravan remains a focal point and I am happy to answer any questions gained from the years spent being slightly nomadic within a geographical area.

This blog however will now be more of a life recording adventure, where everyday observations and events will be noted for all to see.

A good part of it will still be based on camping and the outdoors as this is something that is deep rooted within me.

So keep with me folks, life changes and we either adapt and move on or fall by the wayside.

Till later..................

Monday, 19 May 2014

Lands End - Dover - John O'Groats - Durness - Lands End Challenge

Well I've been back a few weeks now and all I can say is that after my challenge which you can read at www.fatblokestravels.blogspot.com I still haven't totally recovered!

I came off my motorbike whilst in Glencoe and badly twisted my knee and ankle.

Please go and take a look at the blog it is completely updated with a blow by blow account of the journey I took.

Life here on site is unchanged, peaceful with no other campers yet!

The weekend just gone was spent in a tent camping with friends in the New Forest, weather was brilliant, but I've been bitten half to death! I obviously taste good!

A lot has happened over the last few weeks, Just before I went on my trip I met someone who has completely bowled me over.

During the trip she was always on the end of the phone and a massive support and help to me. 

Now that I am back I seem to be spending all my time with her, which I must say is brilliant.

So life for me is good at the moment and I see no reason why it will change.

I have been reading through some of the comments left and it appears that more and more people are taking the plunge and living full time in their caravans. A wise move and as yet I have not heard one horror story of how it all fell apart for them.

A number of questions have been raised, which over the next few weeks I will try to resolve, but with so many people reading the blog these days, the questions are being answered for me which is great!

This blog was set up originally not only as a diary for myself, but as a resource for others to ask daft questions and not feel embarrassed.

To be able to find out more about living like this and to hear from people who are actually doing it rather than from some web sites/forums those who only go away for 2 weeks of the year and think they know everything!

I used to get so frustrated with those types, now I don't even read the forums!

Asking someone about full timing who only goes away 2 weeks of the year is like asking the person who makes you a cup of tea at work how to run a 5 star Michelin restaurant!

So please feel free to ask questions, either directly via the blog, or to me direct at joolsmauro@gmail.com I'm not the worlds greatest at getting back to folk so the blog is probably better!

Anyway a couple of pictures from my epic journey!