Refurbishing a Caravan
In perhaps our strangest impulse purchase of all time we bought a caravan. (I say perhaps because I’m pretty sure i’ve made some stranger ones – usually due to wandering into a shop by accident and being so hopelessly British that I couldn’t just walk out. And due to being a serial people pleaser I have also found it increasingly difficult to not buy at least one thing I definitely do not either need nor like; See: £80 pepper grinder purchased in Richmond circa 2000. I kid you not. I am hopelessly British, a people pleaser, stupid and now, poor. I do have a bloody expensive phallic looking pepper grinder though. So there.
So anyway – this section of the blog will be all about Fiona, Fee Fee, Oh-Na or the F bomb. Named by our youngest because why not get a two year old to make all our life decisions? (She loves the pepper grinder, natch). And in order to to address this ludicrous decision I have devised what can only be described as a Q and A session with myself as an introduction to our caravan plans.
WHY WOULD YOU BUY A CARAVAN?
Great question errr, me. Well, because a a family of five our holidays are both increasingly expensive (5 flights etc) and increasingly complicated. I know lots of families are totally on board with the whole ‘everyone in one hotel room’ sitch but not me. At least with a caravan the idea is that Mark and I can sit outside in the evening bottle of wine in hand whilst the kids take a little trip to land of nod inside. I know the reality is more all huddling inside away from gale force winds whilst the kids try to murder each other but at least we have the option to move around and are not restricted to one hotel room. Plus we can visit different places, take all our tat with us and, when we get really brave, take Fiona to various festivals and events. PLUS whilst doing Fiona up I have spent many a happy evening loitering in her bowels with a glass (bottle) of wine. Effectively she is a rather costly way to hide from my family.
HAVE YOU ANY EXPERIENCE OF DOING A CARAVAN UP?
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR TINY MIND?
HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH FIONA?
I have a keen interest in interior design and a very specialist interest in half arsed changes which make things look very different. I went to an evening course in interior design after I had my third child (which mainly taught me I could never be an interior designer as I only like what I like) and have been bought up to have a pathological need to rearrange rooms on a weekly basis. So obviously I felt I was more than qualified to attack a caravan with a paintbrush. Plus I spent a lot of time on pinterest thinking ‘that looks nice’ and then finding out how to do things and thinking ‘that takes too long’. If you happen to have stumbled across this page because you too want to very quickly change the look of a small space/caravan then you have LUCKED out. Choose a name for your caravan (or better yet get a young human to choose one for you) and you’re already half way there.