Once upon a time there was a girl..she spent every weekend being dragged around the southern countryside in a vintage lorry with various tractors, tool & other such whatnot strapped to the back & a caravan bobbing along behind…Most of her childhood was spent in this way. She learnt to ride a motorbike aged 7 & then her first driving lesson was in a 3 tonne market garden truck at the age of 10. By the age of 12 she had mastered a routemaster bus, fordson tractor, various cars & other such wonders of times gone by…..she had also fallen in love with the humble caravan, although she didn’t know it at the time!
Then she left home and missed her travelling ways & bought & fell in love with a Type 2 VW camper, painted a fabulous purple shade & more adventures were had….unfortunately beyond repair the latest love of her life trundled off to that great vw scrap heap in the sky….
We tried our hand at camping in a tent which was embraced with a passion of sleeping out doors & then another camper van but alas with the arrival of Violet meant that we passed our latest home on wheels to the next happy wanderers and went back to camping….
Last week was Mother’s Day & this lovely lady arrived at the farm….now she is not destined for galloping around the countryside & indeed will be a stay at home Kitty but just walking through the door & sipping a cup of tea surrounded by her caravan loveliness is enough to drag me off into a world of wonder.
Stanley is making himself at home already……
Obviously I am itching to get painting & stitching her a new inside & out but I thought it would be nice to record here the arrival of Maude x