The sun is shining and I'm sitting in my conservatory getting to grips with creating an enticing website. I'm also planning a timeline for the Scone Van, which will make its debut this year once lockdown restrictions are loosened. The van looks great with its steel counters, bigger serving window and the fabulous new sink with hot and cold running water. It makes me think that it could make a really cute air b&b! However, I mustn't get so easily distracted and must, instead, plough forward with my much-loved project.
I've had the caravan since my children were babies and we dragged it on holidays around the country. When we bought it, it was already over 25 years old and had been sitting in a field for a long time waiting for us to come and breathe some life back into it. To start with, we just gave it a clean and restocked the shelves. With a 1 and a 3 year old, it wasn't worth making it look too pretty. We just loved the fact that we could throw everything into the van and bring our holiday home to a new destination. We joined the Camping and Caravanning Club and parked our tiny, beaten up caravan next to the swanky modern mansions on wheels! It was like moving our terraced house onto a private road in Wimbledon. Nevertheless, the children have very fond memories of these holidays, playing games at the dinner table and their cosy bunk beds. They are still cross with us for replacing the bunk beds with steel counters. Nowadays though, my son is far too tall to sleep in a bunk bed and I'm not sure I would want to share a caravan with two teenagers!
Once the children were about 10 and 12, the caravan holidays became less feasible and poor Blue sat on the driveway. She was green and cream then and starting to look a bit sorry for herself. We spoke to the children and decided that we wanted to keep her and give her another chance to be fabulous. We looked up some ideas on Pinterest for colours, internal design and storage. She's light blue now and has a Cath Kidston vibe inside. The weather is starting to cheer up, despite the floods, and so it will soon be time for me to give her a clean and get 'The Blue Scone Van' decals attached. Keep an eye out for my next blog where I talk about how we fitted out the inside and what still needs doing.
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