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June 14, 2013


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What beautiful pictures of the lovely Dales. The buttercups this year are amazing aren't they? I live about 6 miles south of you and the fields are just gorgeous. We are so lucky to live here.


How lovely, it looks like you've found a perfect spot for Connievan.

Anne Marie

Oh, that's a fabulous thing to do. The absolute best, far better than driving in heavy traffic towing a caravan. Just like playing at house!

Claire C

so wonderful to be able to just head off at the last minute when the weather looks promising. I hope you and Connievan will have many happy weekends together filled with family and laughter!


I love reading your blog, and I really loved reading this piece! From which part of England are you? The scenery is beutiful. I'm from Portugal, and I would love to visit your countryside...

I also love your crochet patterns. I'm trying to make the chritmas wreath, but I'm a working mom and the days don't have enough hours...

get better soon

kind regrds



Oh, just lovely! I'm so happy to hear that you've found a work around for getting the whole crew up and out of the house with a lot less hassle and stress. Brilliant plan, I think :) It's so important to have that down-time when you've a busy young family. And you do love your Connievan so much. Yay for Miss Lucy and family! Glad to hear you are on the mend, as well. ;)


Oh how breathtaking!! We were over in 85 and I loved every minute of it. Our son at that time played rugby and we were there with the team.Yes we took in many pubs for lunch as well as dinner. My uncle was from Yorkshire, and my dad from Croydon.
Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories.

Chris Porter

Hi Lucy - what a fab solution! So glad you had such a great time, with lots more to come! Great that you were able to enjoy it to the full. x

Rachael Iddon

Ah, Lucy, I've been looking forward to this post so much. Caravans are such fun. My Mum keeps nagging me to get ours sited, even if only for a month or two and we also have a lovely site but half an hour away but my word, it is a really expensive site too! I hope you have lots of happy times in your van and that the troubles of last week are beginning to fade. As the mother of a two and a half year old who has been refusing his normal sleep for the last week, I sympathise.


Looks like a lovely place to spend some 'get-away' time!
Very fun!


What a nice turn of events. I am sure your family will have many wonderful years with Connievan in her new home.

Dr Dorothy Griffiths

Hi Lucy I have followed your blog for ages and love it. A newbie to crochet you are my inspiration, thank you. Just started my own blog and just realising how much hard work it takes but am loving it. Hoping to come to your festival. Hope your hand better soon.
Lots of love


so jealous! the caravan looks amazing!

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy what a lovely spot. What a good idea! I would love to do something like that. Heres to lots of sunny weekends as we really need them. Had an evening walk up over some hills this evening and the fresh
air ,wild flowers, views and changing light were a real tonic after some
heavy rain today. x

Alison Butler

I am so glad you managed to reach a compromise and be able to use Connivan. When we first bought our motorhome she was 'stored' but it was a lot of fuss to go and collect, then drive to a site and set up on a Friday afternoon/evening. We took her out to the edge of the New Forest one weekend where they did storage and we loved it. From then on we were able to 'site' the 'van on a pitch and use her whenever we could. It worked out far cheaper too, and far less hassle, just throw the bits and pieces we need in the car on Friday and we would be over there in around half an hour. I really hope it works for you, I know you love your time in Connivan, we are still the same with our van, even though we are now technically living in her whilst we are working on a campsite for the summer.

Jo Roberts

Lovely memories for you and your family. I have been making a tea cosy for the trailer tent teapot see here


Hazel b Todhunter

Lovely to see the beautiful meadows, I've just been introduced to your blog by my cousin who lives in Norway.


what a beautiful place to camp. love the idea of just parking the van and it's there when you want to sneak away for the weekend. great idea.


What wonderful photos, you live in such a lovely corner of the world, and yay for connievan and her new home :0)

Emily Clark

What a wonderful Connievan vacation!!!! I'm so glad that you found a way to make camping work for you. I look forward to more Connievan posts. I would love to own a camper, but it would be a bit impossible to fit all of my 10 kids in one. ;) For now I will live vicariously through you. Have a great weekend.


well done you!! you seem to have picked yourself up and dusted yourself off - braced for the next challenge :-) hang in there - and plan loads more weekend escapes to your country retreat!


That looks like a wonderful set up! Good for you for making family vacation time a priority.

Your family gives me a picture of what I have to look forward to with my family. We have a 3 month old and a 3 year old, and vacation seems like a lot of work. Vacation means we all the same tasks, but in an unfamiliar and smaller and more expensive setting. I miss travel and exploring, but I know this time is only temporary. Someday we'll have a way to get away together as a family!


Lucy I grew up near your area and I visit your lovely blog for a little fix of home. We bought an onsite van near the beach in Austrlalia when our boys were small. It was the best thing ever, lots of healthy fun away from the play station. You won't regret it. Get well soon xx


Sounds like such a good idea...just to park it and be able to go at a whim! Hubby and I are looking around for some little 'recreation vehicle' (RV)...we could just toodle off in...how fun that would be! We manage a small motel, so scooting off to the countryside for some quiet time together whenever possible would be the cat's meow! Hugs, MO

Teresa Kasner

I am so happy for you that you found such a perfect place to put Connie! And now you can jaunt off for the weekend, or even an afternoon to sit in the grass and enjoy the countryside! And the lovely walk to town and that amazingly perfect pub.. oh my.. what a jewel!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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