About Us

Hi Everyone! 
My name is Lydia, I live in beautiful South Norfolk UK with my hubby Keith, and our pampered pooch, Jazz and we are freelance musicians/teachers.

Having spent the majority of my childhood holidays under canvas here in Blighty and France, I suppose I could be classed as a well seasoned camper. We’ve been motor homing since the Summer of 2010  and have covered over 100,000 miles in 4 Vans, Daisy, Bluebell, Ruby and Gandalf(retrospectively). At the beginning of 2017 we decided to take the plunge and downsize to Ruby the VW. We enjoyed many trips over the 3.5 years in Ruby, but in September 2021 we upgraded her to a VWT5 SWB, named Gandalf.

In 2015, for our honeymoon, we embarked on the trip of a lifetime to the USA travelling over 4 weeks from New York to San Fransisco on Amtrak trains with Great Rail Journeys. Little did we know, this would unleash a new passion for worldwide travel and adventures, and was the start of a yearly GRJ escorted tour for us, alongside our regular motorhome trips. In 2016 we travelled around Japan on the Bullet Trains, in 2017 we visited Incredible India and undertook our very first safari, and in 2018 we are undertaking a Grand Tour of China.

This blog will document not only our travels in our motorhome(s) but also cover our fantastic voyages further afield. In the van, we’ve travelled to the most north westerly point in the UK (the Butt of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides), as far South as the Med and Pisa, as far west as the Welsh coast and as far East as Sheringham and Cromer (granted we are nearly there already..!)

If you see us on our travels, give us a wave! Or even better… mines a pint!


6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi Lydia and Keith,
    We will be going to Monaco en-route along the med. I saw in your blog that you parked in Monaco’s underground car park. Does it take motorhomes 7.5 metres and can you remember the approx daily cost please.
    Thanks Stuart

    1. Hi Stuart,
      I’ll be honest I’m not sure about taking a 7.5m motorhome into the parking at Monaco. We’re just under 6mtrs and I wouldn’t have wanted to be much bigger. The trouble is it wasn’t very easy to find, and we ended up driving round a couple of times looking. Then when we got in, I don’t remember there being a massive amount of excess room – from memory we fitted pretty snugly.
      I think we payed around €10 and we followed signs (although there were hit and miss!) for Fontvielle. It’s worth a drive through Monaco at the least, and if you manage to see signs for Fontville give it a go – there were staff in the carpark who a
      guided us in so presumably they would turn you away if they didn’t think you could fit

      Happy travels, the med is a wonderful place for motorhomes 🙂

  2. Hi Lydia…I came across you and your blog today…my husband and I are returning to Tunstead .Norfolk …at the end of next month…after 12 years living in the Dordogne France. I have been fascinated by camper vans for many years…loving the idea of freedom on the roads…I am a bit of a gypsy. I would like to keep in touch if I may…perhaps we could meet up once we’re settled in Norfolk. I have a FB page…looking forward to hearing from you. PS l just love Ruby… Heather x

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