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July 17, 2013


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Oh Lucy, how I loved this post.
I'm so glad the new arrangements for Connie have been such a success.
We have finally booked a week in a static 'van in Cornwall for our holiday and I can't wait. It's caravan living with a bit more space and your own flushing toilet/instant hot water :0)
Static 24 really made me laugh ....and I do think it's great idea.
Hope you Have a super happy summer.
Jacquie x


So gorgeous. I adore caravan life too and love our caravan holidays. Such a pretty place you visit. Thanks for sharing


O loverly, I am from a town in South Africa and here we are in the last bits of winter with temperatures just past 0 degrees. I love your summer posts and it just gets me longing for our summer to rush along! Ag what a pleasure the Connievan is!


What a gorgeous way to spend your time. I never fancied caravaning until I read your Connievan adventures. The weather is such a treat at the moment -I only wish I had a river near me to go and dip my feet into. I think it's brilliant that your Little People are picking up your "simple joy" habits without realising. It's setting them up for a life filled with positivity and taking pleasure in the little things.


It all looks beautiful


Lovely! We have a tiny beach house just like those green ones :-)


What a lovely post. I remember (and gird myself for the next batch) of being an 11 year old boy challenges well. Though the moments of sparkling wit are glorious.

I feel that we're not really enjoying the summer sun as much as we might, but it is so blimmin hot here (30 degrees last few days) that we just try and find a little breezy/shady spot and flomp.

Sonia Petitpoint

Great post and wonderful photos !

Pat Wilkinson

Lovely post Lucy ...... the Yorkshire countryside has a beauty all of it's own doesn't it ~


Sigh ... absolutely beautiful!! xxx


I love connievan tales! And those beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing, Lucy, it makes me start the day with a happy smile. Cheers, Sonja

Jenny M

What a beautiful area, lovely photos. You are setting your children up for some great childhood memories & for a love of nature/outdoors.


Such a beautiful post! Thank you, Lucy, you are constantly teaching me to find joy and beauty in the simplest things. "Static 24" made me laugh out loud! What a witty young man!


Oh thank you dear Lucy for the most wonderful view into your life...once again...and so needed here at this time. We are trapped inside!!! The heat index has been over a hundred degrees here...the States where else:-/...for the past four days and we have three days to go before this craziness breaks;( Good news is that there is lots of crocheting going on!;) Lovies to all reading this and to you dear Lucy....xo Back to pretending my feet are in the stream.....


Great post once again. I do hope you consider the park model as I can only imagine how you would decorate this new space. We bought a Park Model in Arizona last year and I must say we are having a blast with it with all decorating and I call it my "playhouse". If you ever move to the country, I can tell you for sure that you will never regret it. We live on 2 acres in the country after living 20 years in the city. I have always yearned for the country life and now I feel blessed in every way.


What great memories you all will have when your Peeps are all grown up. I luv the smell of summertime. It's been blue skies and hot sun here as well, but today we had a bit of a shower. Everything smelled so wonderful after the summer rain. Hubby and I are contemplating an RV (recreational vehicle)of some sort, but don't quite know what shape it will take. Thx for sharing and luv the photos. Hugs, MO


HI Lucy, Lovely shots of Yorkshire - thank you xx. Just idea for little man is a tent outside your caravan, he may feel more "grown up" and if you don't want him there alone, little lady, J yourself or one of his friends.... My bunting is on its way!!! xxBrenda

Dorothy Griffiths

Lovely lovely post Lucy. I do envy you having your van. I long to have a little escape route of our own. My parents owned a static for many years in North Wales near the sea, a very small family run site. When Dad died Mum kept it going for a while and we tried to buy it off her but she wouldn't have it and sold it back to the owner for less than we had offered. I wish things had been different and we had it now. You enjoy Lucy. I love your blog you always inspire me Lucy
Lots of love


I´d love so much your blog and wait all your post.I adore this and i´d like to stay here. Im form Argentina , here we have 10 grades. Kisses!!!!!

Anne Marie

Oh, I'm quite envious of your little van! I'd love one but husband wouldn't think of it!

I think the Elderflowers have gone in our area, as we are much lower than you. Missed them again.


This post made me miss my mountains, even though I live at the foot of Mount Timpanogos (Utah, USA). I just haven't spent nearly enough time outdoors, it seems, even though I'm performing in a community theater outdoors in the evenings. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely campsite and all!

carol partridge

It seems that so many people are discovering that they want to go back to when living seemed a lot more simple. Everyone is in so much of a rush. The best thing I ever did was to sell my t.v. We haven't had one for over 2yrs now and don't miss it. My children are long grown up or I don't think we would have done it. I love my laptop though. It allows me to read all the lovely things that you and other people write about. Gorgeous pictures as well. Thank you, Lucy.


oh Lucy, I'm in a quandry at the moment about our caravan!! we haven't used it at all this year and don't want to sell it! but after my hubby having cancer last year he's not really up to all the setting up!! thinking of doing what you have done but not sure if it will be too expensive!! we've just been away to the French coast in a sort of 'bungalow' (a tent type square with proper beds) it was so nice to just roll up and have everything there - just put on the sheets and pillowcases and settle in!! decisions, decisions!!


Lovely post. You must really be enjoying yourselves with the permanent campsite. Your kids will always remember this.


static24! Really made me chuckle. Im off to my nans static caravan at the weekend and just hope we have as lovely a time as you. Look forward to your next post x

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