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July 17, 2013


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We have one of those green statics in a little Yorkshire seaside village and spend most weekends and holidays there. We never want to leave and I too often imagine living this simple life full time :)

Emily Clark

I just love your Connievan posts!!! Your summer vacationing is simply dreamy.


Just popping in to say hello and I am sure u are excited about the new addition to the Royal Family! God Bless William and Kate's new baby boy! Kitty from the USA


Looks like fun! :D

Lynne Gill

Hahahahaha! Static 24 , what a BRILLIANT joke!! I really do love that!

And you now have your eye on the next 'upgrade' yes you do, I can tell! Meanwhile Himself and me...we are going to look at some caravans ourselves this week - to keep at a site in Wales where he loves to fish, and near a little town I can mooch around, and read, and stitch, and play my melodeon on the days he is fishing, or we will wander the lovely countryside...and I am already doing "Connie-van " plans in my head, and we haven't even found one yet! Oh such deep joy!


Lovely place!
Hi lucy!


Beautiful photos and absorbing blog as always. What a great start to life you are giving your children, and their personalities sound like they reflect your very positive ability to see through life's travails to the good stuff. Please keep posting - you lift me up when I most need it.


we really loved our time in our little touring caravan, we did the touring part and also the stay in one place (scarborough). We now have a static caravan in Heysham and its one of the best things ever! It's not the same as the tourer I'll admit but it's pretty close and fantastic in school holidays when we are near the sea x


What a happy, summery post Lucy. You sound more than happy, you sound blissed out! The warm weather makes every day feel like a holiday I think. xx

Teresa Kasner

Hi Lucy! What a pleasure it was to read your post about the van and the countryside - awesome photos! It would be nice to have one of the bigger static ones so you could really spread out inside. Maybe someday? Our daughter and 2 granddaughters are here for a visit.. we're loving it. I put some photos on my blog. We're having the same perfect summer weather. Enjoy! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Penny L

Please can I just tell you how much joy and pleasure your blog adds to my life. I'm so glad I "know"you Lucy ! Penny L in Dorsetxxxxxxxxxxxx

Diseño Web

Todo, todo muy hermoso!


Oh this makes me so nostalgic. About 40 years ago we had a static caravan up at a site in West Witton. There were caravans around the ourside of the fields but the middle was left empty for a big playing field. Well it seemed big when I was 8!

We used to travel there on a Friday night and leave on Sunday evening (used to listen to Charlie Chester on the radio on the way home). I loved the smell of the calor gas stove, the patchwork covers mum made for our sleeping bags and the freedom to explore the woods and play on the fields. It was so quiet (that's why we went, so my dad's office couldn't contact him - oh for the days before mobile phones!).

I feel so lucky to have had the experience. It's so wonderful you have the opportunity too, and sharing it has made me tearful today - in a nostalgic way.

My best friend lives in Skipton, I'll let her know the next time you have an open house.

Thank you for sharing.


P.S. We sold the caravan when I was about 14 because my brother (who was 19) and I wanted to hang out with friends rather than in the country. Of course now I think we were ridiculous.


How utterly gorgeous. I think I know where Connievan is hiding! The Dales is my second home, my parents spent every spare moment up there from our home in the nearby city, which we obviously grumbled about as we grew up. Looking back though I appreciate how lucky I was - swimming in rivers, hiking up hills, adventures in the woods!
Enjoy! Some say Yorkshire is 'grim', it's not, it's out of this world AMAZING.


Lovely stuff. I always feel that at fruit time of year it is one's duty to stuff as much fruit as humanly possible into the day.

Christine Laennec

Beautiful post, as always. Your son's joke is so clever that like Kate I laughed out loud. Then had to explain to my family what was so funny. Enjoy your summer, Lucy!

Cathy Daniel

Gorgeous post - love your pictures of North Yorkshire in the sunshine. You can't beat it if you get the weather! Though I love it in any weather. xCathy


Dear Lucy, After years and years of despair that my parenting was being ignored by my children, I see them doing and saying the things that I said to them. We become our parents and our children become us. I have come to believe that one can only plant the seeds and hope that they will grow.

Anne Dawson

Stunning views, but isn't the English countryside beautiful. Just love watching your blog as these days I don't seem to go anywhere with the shop and everything else. I tell my customers to go onto your blog for inspiration and tell them of the beautiful pictures that you have too.
Keep us all green with envy.
Anne x

Barbara Kothman

I enjoyed your photos of your Connievan and the area. Beautiful scenery, the water, the quaker grass. I am from New England, USA. My mother was born in Lancaster and came to America when she was 20 years old. She returned for visits in her later years. I would love to visit England. I felt as if I had a small trip to England looking at your photos and reading your captions. Your site is wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing. Barbara Kothman


So lovely. What a great idea to set the Connievan up permanently! Love your blog. Find it really inspiring.

Roberta Bortoluzzi

Hi friend I love your blog always has nice things here, hugs ...


I just love that your son suggested a "Static 24." Lovely photos, as always.


Too cute! Little Man is very creative. Static24. Made me laugh out loud, too. What a great escape for you and your family.


How lovely that you get away to Connievan each week. You are creating beautiful memories for your children. God bless you and your family Lucy - I hope the summer continues in such a wonderful way xx

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