Is it really March already? Doesn’t seem like it with the weather we’re having! That said, today has been a little brighter in Yorkshire and there are signs that spring is perhaps on its way. Apologies to any of you who have been following this blog, for the radio silence so far this year. We’ve … Continue reading 2018: An Update!
Brrr.... Winter has arrived all of a sudden! Don't know about the rest of the country but up north it's certainly dropped cold and we do find ourselves wondering whether living in a caravan was such a good idea! We got through last winter quite easily, but in fairness it was quite a mild one … Continue reading Christmas in a Caravan
Love or hate it, there's no escaping the fact that Christmas holidays will soon be upon us, and as a significant part of our business is about 'selling gifts'... it's quite a critical time of year! Despite this, and ironic though it may seem, on a personal level we're not overly fond (to say the … Continue reading #ShopEthical This Christmas
I've said it before but I find Autumn a funny time of year... From a business point of view there always seems to be this gap between the end of summer and the start of Christmas. A quiet time when we plan to do all the stuff that gets pushed to one side the rest … Continue reading Time to Reflect…
Brief review of our Autumn Festival Season
Isn't Autumn a great time of year?!! I didn't used to think so! The bite of cold air that September brings always brought with it a sense of dread for the months ahead. I don't like the cold, or the dark nights, and used to suffer badly from seasonal adjustment (possibly still do to a … Continue reading Foraging
Until I discovered Shell Island, I'm afraid to say Wales was never on my wish-list of 'places to visit'! It's somewhat surprising therefore that not only have we returned every year since but the group of friends joining us seems to grow each year too! I've never really been one for holidaying in the same … Continue reading Our kind of paradise!
How fast do the weeks pass by!! It's two weeks since we came back from our family holiday in Wales - two weeks really?!! I had intended on writing something as soon as we got back... to share with you a few highlights of the trip and this beautiful little corner of the UK which … Continue reading Holidays…
It's almost a year since we moved into our caravan and fast approaching three years since we gave up regular '9 to 5' employment, to focus on our business and to start changing our way of life. Both of these were huge scary steps - perhaps even blind leaps of craziness, as we didn't have … Continue reading “I beg to dream and differ”
A couple of weeks back we traded at Sheffield Steam Rally for the third year running... Now this may seem a bit of a random event at first glance but we camp over for the weekend and it's actually one of my favourites. From a business perspective it's fairly ordinary really - we sell enough … Continue reading Full Steam Ahead