I have to admit that I'm sad today to be putting my van into storage for a few weeks. It marks the end of a summer of adventure after my property purchase fell through in spring. It left me with the option of making the most of being location independent - something that suited me well in retrospect and took me as far south as Lands End and as far north as Edinburgh in one glorious panoply of new destinations and experiences. The joy was certainly in the journey. I will miss life on the road.
A friend christened my camper van the 'magical adventure house' which suited it well, as I've had a whole host of experiences and chance meetings, surprise delights and locations that friends have recommended, often at the last minute. As for those narrow hedge-lined country lanes in the south west of England.. they got me into many sticky situations, some of which I had to reverse out of as my only option!
It's been a case of living from day-to-day often not knowing what lies ahead, come rain (plenty of that this summer!), come shine (and yes, the sun did shine)
I'd like to thank those who took a leap of faith and hosted Campfire Conversations in a variety of locations around the UK - let's do it again next year!
I would also like to thank those who offered me a bed for an occasional break and those who did my washing and allowed me the luxury of clean clothes... I ♥ you all